Tag Archive: David Weprin

May 07 2014

Weprin Outraises Challenger


Name recognition, you either have it or you don’t.

Ali Najmi, a community activist and political organizer that worked for Councilman Weprin, gears up to primary his brother, Assemblyman David Weprin. Sure it makes this race a little more curious but does Najmi have a realistic shot? No. Even with a growing Muslim population in that district? No, not as long as they have 188th St. (not to mention $220,000 and it’s only May).

[From Capital New YorkAssemblyman David Weprin raised $75,000 at a birthday fund-raiser in Manhattan last week, leaving him with $220,000 cash on hand as he faces a potential primary challenge. 

Attendees at Weprin’s birthday party included Public Advocate Letitia James, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli (who spoke about Weprin’s expertise on financial matters), Rep. Joe Crowley, chairman of the Queens County Democratic Organization, and Queens borough president Melinda Katz, who served with Weprin in the Council before running in a crowded primary against him for City Comptroller in 2009.

The potential challenger, Ali Najmi, is a lawyer and political operative who was the president of Weprin’s local political club and once worked for his brother.

Najmi is also a founding member of the Muslim Democratic Club, which determined in an analysis last year that the largest cluster of Muslim voters live in that eastern section of Queens.

Full article: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/05/8544934/weprin-raises-against-familiar-challenger


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Nov 29 2011

In The Halls Of Justice, The Only Justice Is In The Halls


How does the Democratic party perpetuate its own power? Through manipulating the court system, according to the NY Times.

The Queens county surrogate court is a bastion of power hungry party loyalists. They are the batteries that makes the machine function.

Operatives and future candidates stay in the loop by towing the party line.

Luckily,  a few brave souls that are not afraid to speak out against a good ol’ boy system where loyalty is measured by submission.

Read the scathing NY Times article for the full scoop.


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Nov 10 2011

Weprin asks Who’s Your Daddy?

From CrainsNYFrom NY Daily News: State Assemblyman David I. Weprin on Sunday called for a change in state law that bars adoptees from seeing to their birth records.

Weprin said he is sponsoring the “Adoptees Bill of Rights” bill to give adoptees access to their birth certificate and medical records once they turn 18. Weprin said birth records are sealed and kept by the state Department of Health once someone is adopted.

“This bill would allow adoptees, when they turn 18, access to their original birth certificate,” Weprin, joined by adoptive advocates, said Sunday on the steps of City Hall. “It is time these archaic laws be amended to reflect our current reality.”

Adult adoptees must go through the courts to get their records – a costly move with no guarantee of success, adoptive advocates said.

For Full Article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/assemblyman-david-weprin-calls-change-state-give-adoptees-access-birth-records-article-1.973061


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