In a week filled with snow and power outages, my household included, we had to rearrange meetings and events, find places to shower… and even got creative, saving our food by storing it in a cooler in the snow (it works!).
I met with the new president of the Yonkers City Council, Mike Khader. He is an innovator, who understands that a good staff is essential to serving the people of his city. I visited with the Harmony Huddle in Pawling, in Dutchess County. They are an extraordinary group of committed citizens looking to elect good Democrats in District 40, CD19 and at the local level. I look forward to working with them in every way I can.
I enjoyed spending time with Lewisboro Town Supervisor Peter Parsons at the Lewisboro Democratic Committee, the first to officially endorse my campaign. I ran into Kitley Covill there and then again at a fundraiser for Shelley Mayer later in the week in Katonah. We held our first Brooklyn Fundraiser in Park Slope (a huge thank you to our hosts!), and met up with two other Democrats running for the New York State Senate—one from Long Island and the other from Brooklyn. It was a successful event attended by former U.S. Congressman Peter Kostmayer.
Saturday included two events with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. The first was a public forum in Brewster on gun safety, followed later in the day with an event in Bedford Village. Sunday also included a Voices Rising meeting focused on what we can do about gun violence. Then a meeting on economic inequality with Joe Mayhew of the CWA and Andy Falk of the Working Families Party.
This coming week will include our fifth Town Hall, on 3/14, hosted by Up2Us at the New Castle Town Hall, with a focus on gun safety and the U.S. Constitution. And then on Monday, March 19th, I hope you will join me at Peter Pratt’s Inn in Yorktown to celebrate my birthday and raise funds for my campaign, so that we are in the best position possible to beat Terrence Murphy in November.
I hope you will join us at one or both of these events.