Sure, it’s a little last minute, but the Southern Brooklyn Democrats, a new reform Democratic club aiming to reinvigorate progressive politics in Southern Brooklyn, has just told us that they’ve scored congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries as a speaker at tonight’s meeting.
The group meets at 8:00 p.m. at 1706 Sheepshead Bay Road between Voorhies Avenue and Shore Parkway. The meeting is on the second floor, above Arbuz.
Jeffries is facing off in a primary challenge against Councilman Charles Barron, a controversial figure who yesterday was the target of condemnation from local elected officials for what they said was anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli remarks. The winner of the June 26 primary will be the Democratic candidate in the general election for the 8th Congressional District, which includes Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Mill Basin and Bergen Beach.
Jeffries is expected to arrive at the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Prior to his arrival, the group will discuss upcoming events, petitioning opportunities, local issues and a rally to be held this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Ulmer Park Bus Depot, urging the MTA to restore B64 bus service.