First round of endorsements include Gonzalez for Brooklyn DA & Menchaca and El-Yateem in two Brooklyn City Council districts
Today, the Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY) announced endorsements in three important races.
- Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn District Attorney
- Carlos Menchaca for City Council (38th District - Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace)
- Khader El-Yateem for City Council (43rd District - Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach)
Club calls for Mayor to immediately schedule public meetings with Judge Robinson and members of impacted communities
With a membership that includes Muslim New Yorkers from communities all across the city, who have been impacted by the NYPD's unlawful surveillance, we were relieved after the announcement of a settlement in the Raza v. City of New York and Handschu v. City of New York cases, wherein the NYPD agreed to new rules to safeguard against targeting of New Yorkers engaging in constitutionally-protected religious and political activities.
City-wide club promises big role in historic election to fill vacant City Council seat
(Queens, NY) – On July 6, 2015, the Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY) voted to endorse Queens-based attorney and organizer Ali Najmi in his campaign to fill the vacant seat in City Council District 23. Najmi, a well-known activist and leader in Eastern Queens, received unanimous support in a vote held at the club’s membership meeting on Monday evening.
“Our communities deserve leaders who will fight for every single New Yorker and have the vision and passion to move our city forward. Ali Najmi exemplifies these qualities and we are thrilled to endorse him for New York City Council,” said Murad Awawdeh, president of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York. “MDCNY members are very active in neighborhoods in Eastern Queens and are eager to jump into the democratic fray, particularly when we have an opportunity to help elect someone like Ali Najmi. We know this district has a huge Muslim population and we can’t wait to hit the doors and seize this historic opportunity by sending Ali Najmi to the New York City Council.”