As Democratic President Barack Obama swept to a re-election victory Tuesday night, Brooklyn voters sent a Republican and a conservative Democrat to Albany to represent their newly drawn Senate districts.
As soon as Loretta Lucas became a citizen in 1971 after emigrating from Jamaica, she registered to vote. A staunch believer in the power of democracy, she has exercised this right ever since. For her, voting is essential to securing a good future for her family and the country. “Its an investment. Its the future, Read more »
The controversy between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city’s Orthodox Jewish population over a circumcision ritual has once again injected itself into the state Senate race in Brooklyn’s District 17. On Sept. 13, the New York City Board of Health passed a regulation mandating that parents sign a consent form before engaging in “metzitzeh Read more »
By Alana Abramson A decision to regulate an ancient circumcision ritual has hit home in Brooklyn’s District 17, inserting the issue into the local state Senate election and sparking concerns about religious freedom and government intervention. On Sept. 13, the New York City Board of Health passed a resolution requiring parents to sign a Read more »
By Alana Abramson After Wednesday’s presidential debate, Simcha Felder’s campaign sent out a press release applauding Mitt Romney, claiming that his performance “showed America why he belongs in the White House.” At first glance, that might seem like odd praise, coming from the Democratic candidate for State Senate in Brooklyn’s District 17. But it’s Read more »