While it is always important for our community to vote in large numbers, recent redistricting has made it all the more imperative.
Most disturbing is a change in Brooklyn that raises the possibility that City Councilman Charles Barron – who has openly declared he has problems with white people and who over the years has made statements that have led even staunch Democrats to accuse him of anti-Semitism – stands a very real chance of defeating State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries in the June 26 Democratic primary in the 8th Congressional district. The victor will succeed Congressman Edolphus Towns.
A press conference held the other day in support of Mr. Jeffries by a group of elected officials and community leaders in front of New York City’s City Hall underscored this very real concern.
The Barron-Jeffries race may be the most extreme example, but it underscores the point that we all must come out to vote, no matter where we reside.
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