On Monday, Nov. 8, district leaders met on Zoom to fill vacancies and to vote on three amendments regarding the direct influence of County Committee members, who are essentially hyperlocal elected officials at the bottom of the Brooklyn Democratic Party. 

The amendments, which were approved, now make it so County Committee members can no longer bring resolutions directly to the committee for a discussion and vote. Instead, resolutions will now first go through a subcommittee. Additionally, with the changes, the County Committee will now have one official meeting every two years instead of two meetings every year.

Shortly after Monday’s meeting began, Assemblymember Maritza ​​Davila, who represents Assembly District 53, which covers much of Bushwick and Williamsburg, overheard Edu Hermelyn, a district leader in Assembly District 43, which covers much of Crown Heights and Prospects Lefferts Gardens, sing a vulgar phrase in Spanish. 

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A recent Brooklyn Democratic Party meeting included “verbal attacks” and the removal of a district leader. On Monday, Nov. 8, district leaders met on Zoom to fill vacancies and to vote on three amendments regarding the direct influence of County Committee members, who are essentially hyperlocal elected officials […]

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