Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Tintype of CFD's Primary Day, 2001

Where Members Were That Fateful Morning

Like all New Yorkers, CFD members were pumped for an exciting Primary Day on September 11, 2001. Our troops were in the field. Our own Scott Stringer was running for Public Advocate in a five-candidate field, and many of had willingly sacrificed all our free time that summer to push him over the top.

District Leader Joan Paylo has collected CFD's memories of that day – our members' experiences from the tragic to the mundane, from the personal to the political – and she's spun them into a narrative account. It's a 9/11 remembrance for those who follow the details of the daily drama of West Side politics and people. (Click here)

The real-life characters we all love are in it. Read about Joyce Miller and Jerry Nadler's surreal, nine-hour journey home from Washington, DC... How industrious poll workers, volunteers distributing palm cards and other members gathered in the CFD clubhouse at 90th and Amsterdam... How outer-borough pols helped CFDers who were stranded by the subway shutdown... And more. (Click here)

We've recorded our questions, losses and triumphs, large and small, in CFD's special 9/11 retrospective. (Click here)


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