Elections 2018

Letitia James Kicks Off AG Race at Bklyn HQ

Letitia James Kicks Off AG Race at Bklyn HQ

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, New York, Politics July 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Kings County Politics reports on the official launch of Letitia James’ campaign for state AG.

Julia Salazar (middle) (Photo via campaign website)

Progressive Candidate Julia Salazar Looks for Upset Win

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Latino, Politics July 10, 2018 at 5:24 pm

NYC community media outlets cover the progressive platform of Brooklyn state Senate candidate Julia Salazar, whose grassroots campaign and support of Democratic socialism have drawn comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Rep. Joseph Crowley debated Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Primary Debates in Jackson Heights Get Raucous

Elections 2018, Politics, Queens June 25, 2018 at 6:01 pm

A series of heated debates among Democratic primary candidates for state and federal office in Jackson Heights is seen as opening a new chapter in Queens politics, Queens Latino reports.

One-Minute Primer on the NYS Assembly, from Cruz

One-Minute Primer on the NYS Assembly, from Cruz

Elections 2018, New York, Queens, Video May 23, 2018 at 2:55 pm

New York State Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz provides a short civics lesson, in two languages.

Public advocate Letitia James raises hands in solidarity with City Council member Laurie Cumbo to her right at yesterday announcement that James was running for state attorney general. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

What a James AG Win Could Mean for Brooklyn Politics

If Letitia James wins the attorney general seat, how would it change the political hierarchy in her home borough of Brooklyn? Kings County Politics takes a look.

Mateo Flores, who is running for a seat on the Westbury School District board. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Flores Seeks to Be Second Hispanic on Westbury School Board

Central American, Elections 2018, Long Island May 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Long Island Salvadoran-American Mateo Flores seeks to be the second Hispanic on the board of the predominantly Latino school district of Westbury, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Political activists and members of the Indian-American and South Asian community in New Jersey with Tammy Murphy, the wife of current Governor Phil Murphy, during a tour of Little India in Jersey City during the gubernatorial campaign last year. (Photo from the South Asian American Caucus via Desi Talk)

Getting Out the Indian-American Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Desi Talk takes a look at voter registration efforts in the Indian-American community in New Jersey following key wins on Election Day last year.

From the left, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Catalina Cruz and Julissa Ferreras Copeland at the La Estrella del Caribe restaurant. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Latinos Battle over Queens’ District 39 Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens April 25, 2018 at 4:47 pm

While Ari Espinal won the special election for the vacant 39th Assembly District seat in Queens, she will face a tough Democratic primary on Sept. 13 against two Hispanic candidates – including Catalina Cruz, who is picking up powerful endorsements, Queens Latino reports.

Vivian Viloria-Fisher (Photo by Christopher Walsh via The East Hampton Star)

LI Candidate on Immigration and Dominican Roots

Elections 2018, Long Island, Politics April 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm

The East Hampton Star profiles Vivian Viloria-Fisher, a native of the Dominican Republic and former Suffolk County legislator who speaks about her decades of community involvement on Long Island.

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Middle Eastern April 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Rashida Tlaib, running for Congress in Michigan, paid a visit recently to the Palestinian community in New Jersey, Al Hawadeth reports.

Cynthia Nixon (Photo from video from cynthiafornewyork.com via El Diario)

Nixon Touts Sanctuary State and Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants

Elections 2018, New York April 13, 2018 at 4:25 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon says she wants to make New York a sanctuary state, pass the Dream Act and issue driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Zellnor Myrie addressing the “Women Celebrating Women” Awards gala at Tropical Paradise Ballroom in Brooklyn, organized in March by the Progressive Democrats Political Association. Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, the first Caribbean-born woman in the City Council and mother of Rep. Yvette Clarke, serves as its president. (Photo by Nelson A. King via Caribbean Life)

Brooklyn Lawyer Challenges Sen. Hamilton

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2018 April 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Zellnor Myrie, a Brooklyn lawyer running against state Sen. Jesse Hamilton, speaks to Caribbean Life about the “civil rights issue of our generation.”

Suraj Patel (Photo from campaign website via News India Times)

Opinion: Maloney’s Comment ‘Smacks of Hypocrisy and Racism’

Elections 2018, New York, Opinion, South Asian March 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm

A column in News India Times responds to comments made by Rep. Carolyn Maloney regarding the names of donors to opponent Suraj Patel’s campaign.

Williams says he was surprised at the level of interest in his candidacy during a recent trip to upstate New York. (Photo by Jarrett Murphy via City Limits)

Jumaane Williams on Running for Lt. Governor

Elections 2018, New York, Politics February 26, 2018 at 5:13 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams speaks about his decision to run for lieutenant governor, his thoughts on Cuomo, and his positions on political issues, in an episode of the Max & Murphy podcast, reports City Limits.

Suraj Patel (Photo via Queens County Politics)

Suraj Patel Running Against Maloney

Elections 2018, New York, Politics, South Asian February 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Suraj Patel, who is challenging Rep. Carolyn Maloney, wants to “redefine what it means to be a representative,” reports Queens County Politics.