Kavanaugh Protests + Cuomo Accepts WFP Endorsement

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  • NYC-DSA worked in coalition with a dozen other groups to organize a direct action in protest of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation proceedings.
  • Opposition to new jail sites in the Bronx, which are part of the plan to close Rikers, comes from many opposed to any new jails at all.
  • Advocates for people with disabilities and MTA lawyers didn’t reach an agreement after spending more than an hour trying to settle a lawsuit to get the authority to build more elevators and take other steps to improve access to the subway.
  • Since Trump took office, ICE agents have made hundreds of arrests of undocumented immigrants in and around New York’s courthouses. On Thursday October 11, NYC-DSA’s Immigration Justice Working Group is holding a speak out and petition drop to call on Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to take action to remove ICE’s presence from New York courts.


  • Gov. Cuomo has agreed to accept the Working Families Party ballot line in the general election. New York’s election laws require that a candidate die, move out of the state or be nominated for another office to be removed from a balot line. Consequently, WFP will nominate Nixon to run against Assemblymember Deborah Glick in the 66th Assembly District. Nixon has said she has no plans to actually run for the office and has promised to campaign on Glick’s behalf.
  • Barack Obama endorsed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress, along with some Democratic State Senators in contested districts that will determine control of the Legislature in November.
  • The Brian Lehrer show has been covering 30 Issues in 30 Days in advance the election in November. The most recent episode explained the NY Dream Act.

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