Brooklyn Democratic Party reformers walked out of Wednesday’s continued full membership Zoom meeting after a party-hired parliamentarian tossed out a slate of progressive reforms passed at last week’s infamous 13-hour gathering.
More than 100 Democrats left the meeting in protest after its seventh hour — or 20th hour including the meeting’s first iteration on Dec. 16 — claiming party bigwigs changed the rules of the meeting mid-game specifically to unravel last week’s reforms.
“Tonight’s meeting showed the lengths that the Party is willing to go to block these changes in order to maintain their power,” said Caitlin Kawaguchi, a spokeswoman for the reform-oriented club New Kings Democrats. “With no way to engage, and the Party showing their true intentions of deliberate disenfranchisement, County Committee members walked out.”
Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright presides over the lengthy Part II of the virtual Brooklyn Democratic Party full membership meeting on Dec. 23. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City
Brooklyn Democratic Party reformers walked out of Wednesday’s continued full membership […]
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