As often as ILFA writes about community issues, I've been (justly) chided for not spending enough time on local politics. For those who don't know, New York State has a primary election for state offices this coming THURSDAY (not Tuesday, as is typical), and many residents of Franklin will be voting for a new Assembly Member, as Hakeem Jeffries is off to Congress (provided the general election doesn't produce a mammoth upset out of the blue). You can meet one of the candidates for Hakeem's chair, Walter T. Mosley, tomorrow at Calabar Imports on Franklin just north of Park.
More info from Ede Fox, a local candidate herself (for City Council next year):
Have you met Walter Mosley? Did you know he was endorsed by Council Member Tish James and Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries? Wonder what his position is on schools, Atlantic Yards, job creation or affordable housing? Come out on Sunday September 9th to meet our next Assembly member and support one of our local businesses, Calabar Imports, on Franklin Avenue. RSVP here.
What: Meet & Greet
When: September 9th 3-5pm
Where: Calabar Imports
708 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238