This morning, City Council Member Brad Lander announced his endorsement of activist and attorney Doug Schneider for Democratic District Leader for the 44th Assembly District.
“Doug Schneider is an effective neighborhood leader, a smart lawyer, a committed reformer, a good friend, a true-blue Democrat -- and he will be a great Democratic District Leader" said Council Member Lander. "I’ve had the chance to see his organizing work up close, as a leader on the District Committee for participatory budgeting, and as a Civic Council trustee working for a more ‘age-friendly’ Park Slope by making sure our sidewalks are accessible for all. I’m proud to endorse him, and look forward to working closely together to strengthen grassroots democracy in Brooklyn.”
The 44th Assembly District includes parts of Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, and Boro Park, much of which overlaps with Council Member Lander's district, as well as Midwood, Ditmas Park, and Victorian Flatbush.
"Council Member Lander is a friend, mentor, and the embodiment of what a public servant should be. I learned so much from my two years on the District Committee for his Participatory Budgeting and hope to emulate his commitment to the grassroots. I will work hard to live up to this endorsement and look forward to working with him to organize, energize and activate the Democrats of the 44th Assembly District and across Brooklyn" Doug said.
Doug Schneider is a grassroots activist and attorney who has helped elect progressive Democrats across Brooklyn. He has worked against out-of-scale luxury housing, has been a vocal advocate for pedestrian safety, and has spent over a decade working to reform New York's criminal justice system. Doug was previously endorsed by Assembly Member Robert Carroll and long-time District Leader, Lori Citron Knipel.