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Join Council Member Laurie Cumbo for a Women's Brunch!

Please join some of the City's most respected female leaders, including former Borough President and first black female candidate for Mayor, C. Virginia Fields, at my Boss Brunch on Sunday, April 30th from 2:00 - 4:00pm.

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Laurie's 40th Birthday Bash! Volume II

Join us as we celebrate Laurie's birthday on Saturday, March 18th.

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Join us for Art for Laurie!

This Friday, November 4th 2016 at 7:00 PM at House of Art we're getting the arts community together to come out in full force to support Laurie Cumbo's 2017 re-election to the New York City Council! We hope you'll join us too!

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A Classic Man for Laurie Event!

Todd Triplett and Laurie Cumbo for City Council 2017 present: A CLASSIC MAN FOR LAURIE EVENT. An event to support Laurie Cumbo 2017 and her re-election campaign. Join us at Electropositive at 639 Classon Avenue from 8-10 PM on Friday, October 21st. Be sure to invite all the dynamic women in your life too! For more information email:

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40th Birthday Saga Fundraiser!

The Committee Presents the Epic I’M SO BROOKLYN 40th Birthday Saga Volume I for Laurie A. Cumbo on Saturday, February 28th, from 8 - 11PM. Join us at The Kinfolk Store in Williamsburg.

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Laurie Cumbo Wins 35th District City Council Race

FORT GREENE — Laurie Cumbo won the Democratic nomination for the District 35 City Council seat Tuesday night, ending a heated race against contenders Ede Fox, Olanike Alabi, Jelani Mashariki and Frank Hurley.

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts founder took the seat with 35.4 percent of the vote.

"I am overjoyed at the results," she said. "We had four very strong candidates who were also vying for this position and I want to congratulate them and celebrate them on a job well done."

Fox secured 26 percent of the vote, Alibi was on her heels with 25.9 percent, and Mashariki and Hurley captured 6.5 and 6.2 percent respectively.

Cumbo celebrated with her family, friends, and supporters at a victory party at Milk River in Crown Heights, where she told the crowd, "We will be a model for the entire world about what we can do when we work together, recognize our strengths, and build on our collective history."

The race for the council district seat became heated when a pro-development PAC, Jobs for New York, endorsed and spent upwards of $80,000 dollars on Cumbo's campaign.

But Cumbo publicly asserted that she did not want their support, nor would she be beholden to the group's agenda if she were elected.

"Whatever amount they’ve invested, whatever they’re trying to buy, they’re not going to get from me,” she said at a Sept. 6 debate sponsored by the AARP.

With no Republican candidate for the seat, Cumbo is guaranteed victory in the November general election. She will replace outgoing city council member Letitia James,who is currently in a heated race with Daniel Squadron for the position of Public Advocate.

Brooklyn's 35th Council District includes Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and parts of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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Political upstarts move closer to ushering in new era in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn, Thank You

That moment when you think you have arrived and you call your parents to say "Good Morning" and to receive your accolades and they say, "I'm going to have to call you back" and they really stay on the line with their other call... let's you know Brooklyn, that I will always remain forever humble and grounded as your next City Council Member of the 35th Council District. WE DID IT!!!! THANK YOU! I am overwhelmed by the love and support that I have received throughout this campaign to create ONE BROOKLYNwhere we respect all our neighbors old and new, build on our incredible history and move forward with our collective voices... TOGETHER! 

The work does not end here... today we move forward as a movement to close the economic divide in New York City and to bring a level of humanity back to our City. I look forward to working with each and every one of you to make this ambitious goal a reality. I salute all of the candidates in the 35th Council District who ran incredible races and I know that together we will be able to implement so many of the incredible platforms that were introduced in this exciting race. 

THANK YOU can't express the gratitude that I feel for all of the hard work that so many people did on my behalf. If I never said thank you or acknowledged you publicly my deepest apologies, please know that I appreciate your efforts. The fact that you all believe in me to represent you is so humbling. I will make two campaign promises to you and that is "I will always do my best and I will give it all I've got each and everyday with honor and integrity"!


With all my love,


Laurie Cumbo 2013 

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Communications Workers of America District 1 Endorses Laurie Cumbo for 35th District City Council


Underscores Cumbo’s Commitment to the Fair Treatment of Workers


(BROOKLYN, NY) – Today, Communications Workers of America District 1 (CWA1) announced its support of Laurie Cumbo, 35th District City Council Candidate. This is the latest in a series of endorsements for Cumbo, following those of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley. Cumbo continues to build support in her bid to become the next City Councilmember of the 35th District, which includes Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and parts of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant.

“I am truly honored to have the support of CWA District 1, which has been a stalwart advocate for communications workers throughout the Northeast,” Laurie Cumbo, 35th District City Council Candidate said. “For years, CWA District 1 has been working with local unions to organize workers in the fight against unreasonable wages and discretionary layoffs. The members of this organization provide a variety of essential communications services for the people of this City, and I will work closely with them to fight for fair contracts, living wages and paid sick days for all.”

“Laurie Cumbo has demonstrated that she will work tirelessly to address the issues that working families in our city are facing, and for that reason we proudly endorse her candidacy to represent the 35th District in the New York City Council,” Christopher Shelton, Vice resident of CWA District 1, said. “Nothing is more important to Laurie than the well-being of the families in her community. We believe that Laurie will be committed not only to bringing more jobs to her district, but also ensuring those jobs provide fair, long-term contracts, so that families have greater income security. We are excited to begin working with her to make sure that this goal becomes a reality.”

CWA District 1 represents 175,000 workers in 327 local unions throughout New York, New Jersey, New England, and Eastern Canada. Members of CWA District 1 have participated in large-scale strikes in Bell Atlantic, Southern New England Telephone, and Verizon. With support from the district, telecom and health care locals have won organizing rights agreements which have facilitated the recruitment of thousands of new members. District 1 has been a leader in supporting community-labor alliances like Jobs With Justice and New York's Working Families Party.

Cumbo is far outpacing her rivals in major endorsements including: Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley, Dr. Una Clarke and the Progressive Democratic Political Association, New York League of Conservation Voters, Doctors Council SEIU, NYCLASS, Progressive Alliance for Political Action, Parliament Democratic Club, Transit Workers Union, United Federation of Teachers, 1199 SEIU, the Working Families Party, Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, SEIU 32BJ, Hotel and Motel Trades Council and the Steamfitters Local Union 638.

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