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Team Lander · [email protected]
October 16, 2020 at 4:29 PM

New Yorkers have a job this election

Our mission: Contact New Yorkers who are already voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and make sure they do so on the WFP line. “When New Yorkers cast their ballots for president, they won’t just be picking a candidate. They’ll also be voting on whether state government will continue o…
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM

COVID-19: Doing Our Part to Keep Everyone Healthy

Updates and resources from the office of Council Member Brad Lander Dear John, This is an anxious time for all of us, and one of the hardest parts is how much is outside of our control. Like many of you, I’m focused on concrete things I can do, like wearing a mask, phonebanking, pushing f…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 14, 2020 at 6:08 PM

Organizing for 2020, preparing for 2021

We can elect a new generation of leaders who understand that the people of NYC are in charge. Dear John: We’ve recruited hundreds of volunteers and made tens of thousands of phone calls to defeat Trump and flip the Senate in 2020. But we still need massive change here in NYC, which is why…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 9, 2020 at 2:54 PM

Ady Barkan is phone banking with us next week!

We're making calls for Sara Gideon with Ady Barkan and Liuba Grechen Shirley >> Dear John: The latest polling shows a deadheat in the Maine Senate race, where Democrat Sara Gideon is running to oust Republican Susan Collins. This race could decide control of the U.S. Senate -- and th…
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 12:24 PM

COVID-19: Updates on School and Business Closures

New Searchable Map to Understand the New COVID Zones Dear John, I don’t need to tell you how absurd and unhelpful it is for the details about targeted school, child care, and business closures to be announced in such a haphazard and illogical way. But I do want to do my best to make sure …
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 7, 2020 at 2:08 PM

COVID-19: Cartography, Confusion, and Closures

Here’s what we know about the Governor’s “plan:”  Dear John, After I wrote yesterday about the school closures in 9 zip codes, the Governor threw the plan into confusion and uncertainty with the announcement of a new plan for targeted closures based on a color-coded map that wasn’t made a…
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 6, 2020 at 2:48 PM

COVID-19: Targeted (But Very Partial) Closures

Updates and resources from the office of Council Member Brad Lander Dear John, Today, at last, was my daughter Rosa’s first day of her senior year in high school. It’s an understatement to say that it’s not what she expected. An even bigger one to say that we’re immensely grateful to her …
Team Lander · [email protected]
October 4, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Stay focused: Phone bank with us for Jackie Gordon, Jaime Harrison, and Sara Gideon!

We can’t take our eye off the ball: We must elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, flip the Senate, hold the House, and set the stage for 2021. Dear John: We have only a few weeks left until Election Day, and October already has thrown us some surprises.  But we can’t take our eye off the ball…
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 2, 2020 at 7:07 PM

COVID-19: Amidst it all, gratitude to our educators

It feels like we are living inside a fictional world. Dear John, I’ll be honest: I don’t really know how to write to you today. More than ever, it feels like we are living inside a fictional world. On top of the grim pandemic, toxic politics, and widening economic depression, the level of…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 7:24 PM

The best way to send a progressive message with your ballot

Dear John, The biggest election of our lifetimes is underway. Voting out Trump is the top priority, of course, more clear than ever after a toxic debate in which he acted not only with contempt for democracy, but like the commander-in-chief of white supremacist violence.   But we know we …
Brad Lander · [email protected]
September 30, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Quickly, before midnight

From Day One, this campaign has been of, by, and for the people of New York City. Dear John: I just double-checked our numbers, and we’re just $1,377 away from our end-of-month goal.  Every $1 you give will be matched by $8 in public financing -- can you chip in $20.20 or any amount today?…
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
September 29, 2020 at 6:03 PM

Absentee Ballot Mistake

If you received an absentee ballot with the wrong name on the return envelope, the BOE says you should reach out to them via email at [email protected] or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC. Dear John, The NYC Board of Elections and their mail vendor mailed absentee ballots with the wrong return en…
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
September 25, 2020 at 4:31 PM

COVID-19: A Patchwork of Protections

Updates and Resources from the office of Councilmember Brad Lander Dear John, If our current dystopian present wasn’t bad enough already, let me introduce you to Civvl: a gig economy company advertising freelance work helping to evict people from their homes. They tout the benefits of “fl…
Team Lander · [email protected]
September 24, 2020 at 9:16 PM

30,000 phone calls and counting

"Hope isn’t a lottery ticket that you sit on the sofa and clutch, it's an ax that you break down doors with in an emergency."   Dear John: First off, WOW! As of last night, 231 of us have come together to make more than 30,000 phone calls to voters in swing states. Talk about turning anxie…
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
September 23, 2020 at 4:01 PM

COVID-19: From Quarantine

Updates and Resources from the office of Councilmember Brad Lander Dear John, I hadn’t seen my mom and dad (who live in St. Louis) since the pandemic began. We were supposed to be there for Passover, as we always are, but of course we had to cancel that trip. So my daughter Rosa and I dro…
Team Lander · [email protected]
September 22, 2020 at 6:28 PM

Why we're calling Pennsylvania this week:

We’re teaming up with Make the Road Action to call Pennsylvania voters tomorrow night -- join our phone bank now in this must-win state → “Trump campaign goes all-in on Pennsylvania” (Axios, 9/20/20) We’re teaming up with Make the Road Action to call Pennsylvania voters tomorrow night -- j…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
September 20, 2020 at 2:07 PM

May her memory be for a revolution

We are going to fight like hell for the living. Dear John: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (z’’l) transformed our lives again and again: With her victories for women’s rights, with her galvanizing dissents on behalf of workers, with her guts and fortitude -- and, this weekend, with her loss.  I learne…
Team Lander · [email protected]
September 18, 2020 at 1:51 PM

"The single most important state of the 2020 election"

We’re teaming up with Make the Road Action to call voters in Pennsylvania → Dear John: Everything about campaigning is different this year, but one thing is clear: Talking directly to potential voters is still the best tool we have to win. Thanks to those of you who joined us this week to …
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
September 17, 2020 at 4:06 PM

COVID-19: Last Minute Changes to Pandemic Schooling

Updates and Resources from the office of Councilmember Brad Lander Dear John, You’ve probably seen the news already: with just two days to go before students were supposed to be in classrooms, the Mayor and Chancellor announced today that in person learning will be phased in by grade.  He…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
September 16, 2020 at 7:39 PM

Should the ultra-wealthy pay more in taxes?

To take New York City into the future, we need leaders who don’t take big checks from the ultra-wealthy -- and don’t take their orders either.  Dear John: I’m emailing to ask you to donate $10 or any amount to our campaign to elect new, bold, progressive leadership to bring New York City t…