Dyker Heights

Young Democrats launch new club in South Brooklyn

March 22, 2017 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Councilmember Mark Treyger will be a guest speaker at the inaugural meeting of the new political club. Photo by William Alatriste
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The election of Republican Donald Trump has led to a dramatic rise in political activism by Democrats across the country, as evidenced by the massive Women’s March on Washington the day after his inauguration that drew an estimated crowd of 500,000 of protesters, as well as a demonstration In New York City that same day that boasted 400,000 participants.

Two months into Trump Administration, activism is showing no signs of slowing down in Southwest Brooklyn.

The latest example of that activism is the formation of a new club for young people interested in politics.

The Young Democrats of South Brooklyn will hold its first official event, a brunch in Dyker Heights, on Sunday, March 26.

Councilmember Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) and attorney Andrew Fisher will be the guest speakers at the brunch, which will take place at Sirico Caterers at 8023 13 Ave., starting at 11 a.m.

Several Democratic elected officials and party leaders are also expected to attend the brunch.

The mission of the new club “is to engage young people to participate on the local level,” according to a statement issued by the organization’s leaders that was posted on the group’s Facebook page.

Leaders are also hoping that their club spawns a groundswell of social activism in the borough as well as community volunteerism, according to a press release issued this week.

“Young Democrats of South Brooklyn is an energetic and diverse collaboration of young adults working together to uphold progressive values through civic engagement and community activism. The club looks forward to promoting strong ties in the community through service and including members from all walks of life,” the statement reads.

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