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Brooklyn Democratic Party celebrates election wins at Williamsburg bash

Night also honored healthcare heroes

July 16, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The Brooklyn Democratic Party hosted a Blue Victory Soiree on Wednesday to honor the city’s frontline workers and healthcare heroes while celebrating the election of diverse Democratic nominees from across the borough.

“Tonight we are celebrating our Democratic victory AND UNITY,” said Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Hermelyn Bichotte. “We have elected an unprecedented number of diverse Democratic nominees, who are young Democrats, first-generation immigrants, LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, progressives, and Democrats of all shades of blue. And, for the first time ever, New York City is poised to welcome a female majority at City Hall.”

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Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks. Photo by Mario Belluomo

Party Chair Hermlyn Bichotte highlighted the historic victory of three citywide Democratic nominees from Brooklyn: Brad Lander for Comptroller, Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate, and Eric Adams for Mayor.

“As we celebrate our many victories this year, none is more special than Eric Adams‘,” said Hermelyn Bichotte.”New York City has elected not only the most qualified Democratic candidate, but a real blue-collar New Yorker. Through this victory we welcome a generation of diversity.”

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams arrives. Video by John McCarten

Eric Adams also praised the Brooklyn Democratic Party during a rousing speech, thanking them for helping to unite Brooklyn. Other speakers included Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Letitia James.

“Tonight, we are here to honor our COVID-19 heroes. Our health care workers, and laborers, who served our city as first responders and essential workers during the dark days of the pandemic,” said Rodneyse Hermelyn Bichotte.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speaks. Photo by Mario Belluomo

COVID-19 hero honorees at the event included the New York State Nurses Association, Public Employees Federation, 1199SEIU, District Council 37, Public Employees Federation, and Home Healthcare Workers of America.

Also in attendance were elected officials from across all five boroughs including all five Democratic County chairs: Rep. Gregory Meeks (Queens) Sen. Jamaal Bailey (Bronx), Assemblymember Micheal Cusick (Staten Island), and Assemblyman Keith Wright (Manhattan), along with Democratic Brooklyn Borough President nominee and Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, US Rep. Tom Suozzi, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, US Rep. Yvette Clarke, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, US Rep Jerry Nadler, and many others.

For more details and views of this event, please see the video clips below:

 

 

 


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