This tragedy shocked America. 11 Jews were killed by virulent anti-Semite in the Tree of Life conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 6 more people were wounded, including brave police officers who risked their lives to save congregants. Terrorist burst into a synagogue shouting “All Jews must die!” and opened fire.
Democratic District Leader Margarita Kagan (45 A.D.) was elected in September of 2014 to her position of the Female State Committee Member. Together with her friend and colleague, Democratic District Leader Ari Kagan (no relation), they founded and run the influential and diverse Bay Democrats club, register new voters, appoint poll workers and represent great neighborhoods of 45 A.D. Margarita Kagan has a long and impressive record of community service:
Here are several great stories about Bay Democrats in New York media outlets.
Ari Kagan's hard work as Community Liaison for City Comptroller Scott Stringer as well as his volunteer activities as Democratic District Leader in 45 A.D. are often covered by New York media outlets - kingscountypolitics, Bay News, Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn 12 News Channel, Canarise Courier, coneyislandnews.com and many others.
Mayor promised to invest almost $41 bln. in the construction of new affordable housing for 500,000 New Yorkers in the next five years. He wants to raise taxes on selling expensive homes to finance this initiative.
Thanks to the strong support from his constituents, Ari Kagan has continued his great work at the unpaid position of State Committeeman/District Leader in 45th AD. His main goals are to improve quality of life for local residents, to support credible Democratic candidates for various political positions and to bring communities together.
For the last two years, the Bay Democrats, the strong and diverse Democratic Club in 45th AD, has worked hard to improve quality of life for local residents, to support credible Democratic candidates for various political positions and to unite Democrats from many communities in the District.
In 2013, Mark Treyger was elected to New York City Council with overwhelming support from voters in 47 District. Mark is one of the most active, effective, hard working, outspoken and respected Council Members. Treyger was elected by his colleagues to the important position of Co-Chairman of Brooklyn delegation in NYC Council.
Councilman Mark Treyger to New York Lottery: BRING BACK COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM!
BROOKLYN – City Council Member Mark Treyger (47th District) is calling on the New York Lottery to reinstate the Leaders of Tomorrow college scholarship program. The program, which the agency cut in 2009, awarded one student from every high school, public and private, in the state a $5,000 scholarship. The following is a statement from Council Member Treyger
Many elected officials and community leaders organized on Sunday, November 22, 2015 the press conference near the site of the garbage transfer station construction at Bay 41 Street and Shore Parkway. They united in their fierce opposition to this dangerous construction that destroys our waters, air, soil and health.
The agreement with Iran signed in Vienna by foreign ministers of six countries, including the United States, is troubling and unacceptable. It will lead to a complete lifting of international sanctions and will bring Islamic Republic of Iran tens of billions of dollars from oil revenues and other trade deals.
According to several polls by the influential Quinnipiac University, Comptroller Scott Stringer is the most popular citywide elected official in New York City. He is considered by the vast majority of New Yorkers as a common sense check on Mayor Bill De Blasio and as the most moderate of the top officials of city government. Among his biggest achievements newspapers usually list effective audits of city agencies, strong management of the city pension funds and rigorous checks of city contracts with private companies.
A few dozens state, federal and city elected officials and community leaders spoke at the recent pro-Israel rally at the steps of New York City Hall.
There are more than 300,000 Russian speaking immigrants in New York City. Most of them are very concerned about recent crisis in Ukraine. They have close friends and relatives there. Many were born in Ukraine. Others view this conflict as confrontation between Russia and the West.
On December 26, 2013, NYPD tried to downplay teen riots at Kings Plaza shopping mall. They claimed that nothing serious really happened. Police did not report any arrests or crimes committed. Moreover, 63rd police precinct sent a statement that “There were no reports of any injuries, larcenies, or property damage”.
"Despite cold weather we stand together!" That was a motto of the Grand Reopening party of the new Bay Democrats club at Sheepshead Bay. Almost 100 people from various communities of the 45 Assembly District showed up for this important event at Davidzon radio headquarters (2508 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd floor).
Governor Cuomo and Con Edison reached a deal that was approved by the State Public Service commission. I am glad there will be almost no rate increase for electricity. Most of residential customers will see just 0.17% rate increase.
Russian Jewish Community Leaders in Brooklyn Condemn Criminal "Knockout Game,” Call for Increased Protection Against Baseless Attacks, and for Education Initiatives Aimed at Teaching Tolerance and Respect
Starting November 1, 2013, food stamps in New York City were cut by 11 dollars for one recipient and by 20 dollars for a couple. For a family of four people, including two children, these cuts amounted up to $68 a month. Even SSI clients who live without Section 8 or subsidized housing had their monthly amount of food stamps slashed.
My good friend and supporter Gregory Davidzon announced today that he is running for City Council in 48th District - as a write-in candidate. I am happy he made this important decision.
This year I had a privilege to run for New York City Council in 48 District – Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Trump Village, Luna Park, Brightwater, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Homecrest, Midwood.