Dear Members and Friends,
We know that Club members have been receiving a stream of negative emails from the Koppell campaign. Please accept our apologies. Although we have rules on the use of member emails, the Koppell campaign apparently has possession of an earlier Club membership list, partially updated, and potentially with your email address. As a result, you may be receiving repeated email attacks on our endorsed candidate Senator Jeff Klein and those who support him. And, as we get closer to Election Day, the number of these emails may increase.
Almost three months ago, the Club endorsed Senator Klein over former Council Member Koppell by an overwhelming 96-38 secret written ballot vote. At that time, Assemblyman Dinowitz, Council Member Cohen, Borough President Diaz, and those local party officials who took a position, all supported Senator Klein. Since then, Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo and many labor unions have joined to support Senator Klein’s reelection.
After the endorsement, many of us volunteered to carry petitions. The Club collected 4,600 door-to-door signatures qualifying our entire slate and County Committee members in each of 101 election districts. Some may argue that 5,000 collected by the Koppell campaign is larger than 4,600. However, it’s important to note that we worked only in the assembly district, which is about one-third the size of the State senate district. In the State senate district, Senator Klein collected 9,000 signatures.
Join us in our efforts to reelect the Club-endorsed candidates Senator Jeff Klein and Senator Gustavo Rivera in the Primary on September 9. Please let us know by Reply email your availability to volunteer –on the phones, on the streets, in your buildings.