The Brooklyn Democratic Party recently hosted a Blue Victory Soiree to honor the city’s frontline workers and healthcare heroes while celebrating the election of diverse Democratic nominees from across the borough.
“Tonight, we are celebrating our Democratic victory and unity,” said Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair, Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn.
“We have elected an unprecedented number of diverse Democratic nominees, who are young Democrats, first-generation immigrants, LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, progressives, and Democrats of all shades of blue. And, for the first time ever, New York City is poised to welcome a female majority at City Hall,” added the daughter of Haitian immigrants, who represents the 42nd Assembly District in Brooklyn.
Hermlyn Bichotte highlighted the historic victory of three citywide Democratic nominees from Brooklyn: Brad Lander for Comptroller, Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate and Eric Adams for Mayor.
“As we celebrate our many victories this year, none is more special than Eric Adams,” said Bichotte-Hermelyn . “New York City has elected not only the most qualified Democratic candidate, but a real blue-collar New Yorker. Through this victory we welcome a generation of diversity.”
Adams also praised the Brooklyn Democratic Party during a rousing speech, thanking them for helping to unite Brooklyn.
Other speakers included Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Letitia James.
“Tonight, we are here to honor our COVID-19 heroes. Our health care workers, and laborers, who served our city as first responders and essential workers during the dark days of the pandemic,” said Rodneyse
COVID-19 hero honorees at the event included the New York State Nurses Association, Public Employees Federation, 1199SEIU, District Council 37, Public Employees Federation and Home Healthcare Workers of America.
Also in attendance were elected officials from across all five boroughs, including all five Democratic County chairs: Rep. Gregory Meeks (Queens) Sen. Jamaal Bailey (Bronx), Assemblymember Micheal Cusick (Staten Island), and Assemblyman Keith Wright (Manhattan), along with Democratic Brooklyn Borough President nominee and Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, US Rep.Tom Suozzi, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, US Rep. Yvette Clarke, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, US Rep Jerry Nadler, and many others.