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New Downtown Dems, Upstart Political Club, Launches April 11

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A new political club has been created in Lower Manhattan called New Downtown Dems, and its organizers have scheduled a launch event for next week.

The kickoff event is happening Wednesday, April 11 at VBar, 212 Front St. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The club is meant to cover much of downtown, from the Lower East Side to the Financial District. Here’s a blurb from the new organization’s website:

It’s more important now than ever for everyone to get involved in their communities, their local politics, and their national governments. We at New Downtown Democrats started out like many in the community: with little knowledge of the political process. As we learned more and more, we realized how important it is to get involved rather than to stay passive and inactive. We want to provide an open forum to encourage and invigorate progressive ideals for Lower Manhattan Democrats and Democrats across the country, striving to improve the understanding and trust of our democracy, by promoting independent, transparent, and innovative Democratic principles at all levels of elected government.

The president is Patrick Kennell, a community activist in the Financial District. Another organizer is Daisy Paez, a district leader on the Lower East Side. We’re told that New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou are both supporters of the new organization.

You can RSVP for next Wednesday’s event via New Downtown Dems website.

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