Coming to Assembly District 50: Emily Gallagher

Ms. Gallagher writes:

Dear friends and family,

It’s official!

I’m really doing it.  After 13 years of learning from the best activists and advocates in our community, I’m running for New York State Assembly

When I came to New York City in 2006, I worked three jobs and slept on the floor of a shared 5 person apartment, thanks to my very generous friend, Sarah.  Since then, I worked my way through– and I’ve learned through action and experience. I am a regular person and I’ve struggled in the average New York City way, and together alongside my community, I’ve been able to find my bearings time and again. It’s now time for me to take what I’ve learned from this community and use it to our greater benefit. I believe that New York should be a beacon of progressive action, with North Brooklyn leading the charge.  I want to see more mobilization on environmental justice, climate resilence, gender & racial equity, safe streets, housing and healthcare for all.  I want to push us towards meaningful reforms at school, at work and at the polls. I’ve lived in this state nearly my entire life, and I love it deeply.  I believe we can be better, and I am willing to work for it. To do this I am going to need your support.  We have always been a team, and this year will be no exception.  I’d love for you become a stakeholder in my campaign, and on September 23rd, when we launch, I want you beside me.  Please bring a friend, join our team and attend! You can RSVP by donating HERE! No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but I guarantee you in this race we will need every penny you can spare. This email is a sneak peak– our campaign goes LIVE on the 23rd. You’re the first to know! When we get to launch day, I’ll share with you our new social channels so you can follow along! We have a great, educational campaign planned.

Much love to you,

Emily PS– If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation to help get us started!   You can even set up a recurring contribution! 

So there have you.

TONIGHT: Pigeon Life

If you’re looking for something to do tonight, look no further. Thanks to the miracle that is the New York Shitty inbox I’ve found it. Or would it have found me? In any case it is called “Pigeon Life” and it will come to pass at Pete’s Candy Store. Here’s the 411 per their press release:


An Investigation in to a Filthy Bird Slum w/Jamie Hook
Monday, March 8, 2010, 7:30pm

Lorimer Street between Meserole and Calyer is home to a bona-fide pigeon slum.  Filthy birds congregate there in curious density, forsaking adjacent inviting areas to crowd in a building-side favela of avian vice and depravity.  Most mysteriously, they are supported in their wayward lifestyle by some unseen neighborhood abettor, who reliably finds the most fetid offal form the local garbage bins to sustain (or poison?) these flying rodents: rotten vegetables, maggoty meat, and moldy bread are just a few of the regular leavings that join the lice-encrusted feathers and fecal whitewash littering the sidewalk.  Who is the filthy enabler, and why do they do it?  Why does the Rite Aid not stop them?  What is the neighborhood consensus on this menace?  Join Jamie Hook for a hard-hitting Powerpoint investigation.

NOTE: As March 8 is the presenter’s birthday, refreshments will be served!!

JAMIE HOOK is the curator of Open City Dialogue. He has previously lectured on Barry White and Santa Claus–both of whom really get him going.  His theatre work includes the coast-to-coast fringe smash Point Break Live!  His film work includes August Wilson’s only screen role in The Naked Proof.  His writing has appeared in Vogue, Harpers and The Village Voice.

So there have you. If any of you, dear readers, check this out I expect a review in my inbox or comments by tomorrow morning.

Monday, March 8, 2010 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Pete’s Candy Store

709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

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