Sen. Schumer visits Brooklyn Democrats

Taking back the majority: Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks during the meeting on Oct. 21 and urged the audience to help get out the vote for Hillary Clinton.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer returned to his native Brooklyn on Oct. 19 to tell a room full of fellow Democrats how important it is to elect Hillary Clinton president — and to turn the Republican-controlled Senate blue so he can become majority leader.

The Sloper spoke just minutes before Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in their final televised presidential debate, and Schumer (D–Park Slope) told the crowd why it’s so crucial to keep the momentum going until the Nov. 8 election.

“It’s important that Hillary be elected president and we take back the majority I would say for three reasons — economic, political, and moral,” Schumer said. “The polls right now show that Democrats have become mobilized and are eager to win, and Republicans are getting disillusioned. We can take our energy, and we can take our conviction, and we can turn America around. Vote Hillary!”

Schumer, who is running for his fourth term, is also in the midst of his own bid for majority leader — a gig for which he has been endorsed by current Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid — but first he needs at least four Democratic senators to wrest seats from Republicans.

Members of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats, Lambda Democratic Club, Stonewall Democrats, and the Brooklyn Young Democrats all came to listen to the senator — and local politicos were particularly excited because of how tough it can be to book the Park Slope seantor, one said.

“We’ve been working on having Sen. Schumer address the club here in Downtown Brooklyn for many, many months,” said Lawrence Gulotta, president of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats, which hosted the event. “It was not easy, it’s incredible he came. We’re very pleased.”

A handful of local electeds — including Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D–Williamsbu­rg), Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon (D–Carroll Gardens), state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D–Brooklyn Heights), and Public Advocate Tish James — also came to show their support.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Jim from Cobble Hill says:
This guy has been in politics since before The Nintendo NES was invented. Time to get the baby boomers out of congress.
Oct. 25, 2016, 11:44 am
old time brooklyn from slope says:
tough titty jim - we aint going anywhere and you are going to pay for us as we live longer :) thanks - a mensch

back in 1968 or 69 Chuck ran for assembly or district leader and was to have a huge rlly in prospect park - advertised for weeks - he was the only one who showed up
Oct. 25, 2016, 12:34 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Unless a good opponent can run against Schumer, he is going to get re-elected very easily.
Oct. 25, 2016, 5:46 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
I have made it - people making false posts under my name - to whoever you are - or as I call it - how I met your mother :)
Oct. 27, 2016, 2:31 am

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