PHDR at the 2012 Afro-Punk Festival!

With only two more weeks of summer left, it’s time to squeeze in the last bits of summer fun. Are you looking for something interesting to do this weekend? How about the 8th Annual Afro-Punk Festival? The 2012 festival has the most stellar line up yet with Erykah Badu, Gym Class Heroes, Janelle Monae, Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, Cerebral Ballzy, Phony Ppl, Body Language, and more!

PHDR is lucky enough to have a table at the festival where we can hopefully register 500 new people to vote and engage 100 new volunteers for Obama. Why don’t you come out to the event, volunteer for two hours and then enjoy the music and other events.

Please rsvp here if you can join us any time between 12-6pm on Saturday or Sunday. Thanks and see you this weekend!

What: 8th Annual Afro-Punk Festival
Where: Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park
When: August 25-26


Join PHDR at a Silent March to protest Stop & Frisk

This Father’s Day, Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform will join hundreds of Community Organizations, Unions, and thousands of citizens to silently march down Fifth Avenue to protest stop-and-frisk policing. The silent march has a long history in the civil rights movement and is a perfect counterpoint to the violence stop and frisk does to the black and Latino community. This entrenched policy will never change without broad and vocal community support – so join us on Father’s Day, and tell Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly that we need a serious change.

1:30pm Meet at the Grand Army Plaza 2/3 Train Station
3:00pm March down 5th Avenue in Manhattan to Mayor Bloomberg’s Mansion


PHDR General Meeting – June 21st

Location: TBA

Time: 7-9pm


Join us for our next Voter Registration Drive – June 30th

Saturday, June 30th, 2-5pm

Met Foods Grocery Store
632 Vanderbilt Avenue
(bet. Park Pl. & Prospect Pl.)


VOTE LOCAL is a grassroots effort to register 2500 new Democratic voters in Brooklyn and educate people on why local elections matter.

As Americans, no right is more precious than the constitutional right to select our leaders. Yet many of Brooklyn’s eligible citizens are not even registered to vote.

These precious rights are only of value if citizens take time to exercise them. We need your help to reach out to our neighbors who are not yet registered or not registered where they live. With your assistance, we can work towards ensuring that Brooklyn becomes a leader in voter participation.