About Nick Haby
What is a District Leader?
A District Leader is your neighborhood liaison to the local Democratic Party. Think of it as the eyes, ears, and voice of the community. Our community is in Part A of Assembly District 36, which is home to over 25,000 active Democrats. It is a volunteer/unpaid position within the Democratic Party.
The District Leader’s responsibilities include:
- Nominating candidates for special elections
- Voting on judicial delegates
- Connecting constituents with resources
- Holding local leadership accountable
- Informing and engaging voters
- Advocating for the community
In addition, the District Leader can use town halls and community forums to relay community feedback to the local Democratic Party. There is an overwhelming need for more opportunities to address people’s concerns. Whether you want to learn about the issues or simply meet new people who share your values, Nick’s campaign is looking to make that happen.
Our community in Astoria has embraced the progressive movement. In the past four years, our district overwhelmingly voted for Bernie Sanders in 2016, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cynthia Nixon, and Tiffany Cabán, who all advocate for progressive policies. What made their grassroots campaigns so outstanding was their ability to connect with voters about issues facing everyday people.
Bernie Sanders started a grassroots movement in 2016, and it only grew bigger since then. When Bernie held a rally in Queensbridge in 2019, both Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Tiffany Cabán had a chance to speak. Their speeches were moving and they encouraged the crowd of over 26,000 to run for something. Nick was there that day. That’s when he was inspired to run for Assembly District Leader.
With Nick in the role of Assembly District Leader for AD36A, our community could achieve so many great things. For example, he proposed to create a district-wide network of resources. This could be intended for mutual aid or neighborly tasks such as shoveling stoops in the winter, baby sitting, or any other resources our community needs. Nick will collaborate with local groups and community leaders as way to build community trust. It would have been great if this network was already in place before COVID-19, but it’s not too late to make it bigger and better.
Better yet, Nick provide opportunities for people to get involved. He would create task forces that focus on several key areas that impact our community. Areas of focus include (but are not limited to): climate change, racial justice, small businesses, education, voter engagement, etc. These volunteer-led groups would be filled by led by community leaders, activists, and organizers. Any one living in Astoria would be able to participate and get involved.
Nick is running for Assembly District Leader to champion these ideas and be the voice for our community. With over half a decade of experiences while living in Astoria, he’s met hundreds of people who share his vision. They want a leader to fight for better subway service, cleaner air, better jobs, and rent regulation.
Nick has a record of standing up for what’s right, even when it’s unpopular, like when he called out former Congressman Joe Crowley on his tone-deaf comments about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Nick used his platform to stand up for his values.
Nick is running as a write-in candidate. Although he started out strong petitioning, time was cut short due to COVID-19. He firmly believes that the ballot access process must be reformed. More importantly, our vision is worth fighting for. Please write Nick Haby in the box for Assembly District Leader (Male) AD36A.
Join him in the fight for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice for all. Astoria needs a new voice. Vote by June 23rd by writing in his name in the Assembly District Leader (Male) box: Nick Haby
You can request an absentee ballot by Tuesday, June 16th: https://nycabsentee.com. You’ll receive one by mail. To return it, you must have it post marked by Monday, June 22nd.
You may also vote at your local polling location found here: https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search.
Early voting starts June 13th and ends June 21st.
The election is Tuesday, June 23rd. All polling locations are open from 6am to 9pm.