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.
Together with his co-leader and State Committeewoman Margarita Kagan (no relation to Ari Kagan), he expanded the strong and diverse Democratic Club – Bay Democrats. With club headquarters conveniently located at the center of the 45 Assembly District, Bay Democrats became a unifying and influential political force in Southern Brooklyn.
2508 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd floor, corner of Avenue V, Brooklyn, NY 11223; Tel: 646-797-6552, E-mail: BayDemocrats@gmail.com
(45th District includes the great neighborhoods of Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Midwood, Gravesend and Marlboro)
Club volunteers collected thousands of valid Democratic signatures under petitions for several candidates, registered hundreds of new voters, raised funds, played an important role in electing or re-electing several candidates. Ari Kagan, Margarita Kagan and Bay Democrats were proud to help in elections of Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Katherine Levine, Civil Court Judges Rachel Freier and Odessa Kennedy, Assemblywoman Pamela Harris (46 AD), Assemblyman Bill Colton (47 AD), District Leader Charles Ragusa (47 AD), District Leader Councilman Mark Treyger (46 AD), State Senator Roxanne Persaud (19 SD) and many others.
Bay Democrats club helds meetings the first Wednesday of every month (at 7 p.m.), inviting elected officials, speakers from various non-for-profits, government agencies and professionals from different fields. District Leaders Ari Kagan and Margarita Kagan created an atmosphere of unity and openness that attracted many prominent community leaders. Community members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.
Bay Democrats has become an integral part of our community. Ari Kagan and Bay Democrats donated their time and money to several important causes and organizations, like Marlboro Senior Center, JCC of Greater Coney Island, Masbia Soup Kitchen, Manhattan Beach Jewish Center, Marlboro Residents Association, Health Essential Association, Shorefront Toys for Tots, Brighton Neighborhood Association, Para Arts Foundation for People with Cerebral Palsy, Holocaust Memorial Committee, Brooklyn Streetcar Artists’ Group, Ocean View Jewish Center, Brighton Ballet Theater, Kingsborough Community College Foundation.
District Leader Ari Kagan presents “Bay Democrats Community Leadership Award” to Judy Baron, President of Manhattan Beach ommunity Group
Bay Democrats honored many of our distinguished community leaders, like Judy Baron, President of Manhattan Beach Community Group, Lina Chen, a prominent Asian American community leader at Sheepshead Bay, Amarilys Herrera, a popular activist at Marlboro Houses. Ari Kagan works closely with our brave professionals from local Police Precincts to support them in making our neighborhoods safe.
District Leader Ari Kagan together with Bay Democrats club member and attorney Inna Vernikov created a Facebook page “Save Sheepshead Bay Road” to promote local small businesses. Ari Kagan took part in a rally organized by Assemblyman Dov Hikind against traffic changes by NYS DOT at Ocean Parkway that clogged service roads and created dangerous conditions for both pedestrians and drivers.
District Leaders Ari Kagan and Margarita Kagan hosted Thanksgiving Day celebrations at Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Marlboro Houses, massive Rally at the Holocaust Memorial Park against Hate and Anti-Semitism, celebrations of American Independence Day in many local communities, participated in Toys for Tots events, supported war veterans, Holocaust survivors, people with disabilities, talented children.
Democratic District Leader Ari Kagan deserves our support!
Ari Kagan with his friends and supporters from the Asian American community and Assemblyman Bill Colton
Assemblyman Dov Hikind is speaking at the Rally Against Hate and Anti-Semitism
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Bella Gubenko, Ari Kagan, Boris Lerman and Councilman Chaim Deutsch present a donation to Holocaust Memorial Committee
With District Leader Dave Shwartz protesting dangerous traffic changes at Ocean Parkway
With elected officials and community members having fun at the Marlboro Family Day
Donation from Bay Democrats to Marlboro Senior Center: Betty James, Ari Kagan, Rosanne DeGenarro, Amarilys Herrera and Margarita Kagan
Ari Kagan and Margarita Kagan with friends from the Pakistani American community Pervez Siddiqui and Erum Hanif
Celebrating Thanksgiving Day with Marlboro Houses residents