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A Park Slope resident, Cheryl Cook is a progressive leader running for District Leader/State Committee in Brooklyn’s 52nd Assembly District. Cheryl believes in working for an inclusive Democratic Party for all Brooklynites.

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CHERYL IS PROUD TO BE

Endorsed By

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  STATE SENATOR

Andrew Gounardes

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FORMER U.S.
CONGRESSMAN

Max Rose

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DISTRICT LEADER

Josh Skaller

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FORMER NY ASSEMBLYMEMBER

Joan Millman

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FORMER PS 282
PTO PRESIDENT*

Andrew Marshall

 

*Affiliation for information purposes only

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  STATE SENATOR

Zellnor Myrie

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Issues

TRANSPARENCY

We deserve a Democratic party in Kings County that works for all of its residents.

                  

 

CHERYL WILL WORK TO:

 

Continue the important work of being a check on the party leaders’ influence and control of the party apparatus, working for transparent and accountable practices.
 

Work for good governance practices in our pushing for disclosure of Party finances, support the formation of subcommittees to work on issues.
 

Work for proxy reform.
 

Create a newsletter to share what is happening at the county committee, at the Board of Elections and the work I am doing.


 

INCLUSION

Every resident of the 52nd should have our voices heard and feel a sense of belonging in the Party.
 

                  

CHERYL WILL WORK TO:

Assure functioning and well staffed poll sites so that everyone has access to the polls.
 

Push for flexible days and hours for poll workers so more people can be involved.  
 

Make sure the voices of the most marginalized in our community are heard. 
 

Support the Assembly District Committee to give voice to our county committee members.
 

Continue to educate people on why voting matters, and how registering as a Democrat can empower people to help pick our leaders.

EQUITY

Cheryl pledges to work for all of the residents of the 52nd. Everyone deserves access to opportunities to survive and thrive.

                  

 

CHERYL WILL WORK TO:
 

Support  progressive and accountable judicial candidates to help all the people of Kings County, but especially those with the least access to resources. 
 

Collaborate with and support progressive candidates in other districts so we can serve all the people of our great borough of Brooklyn.  
 

Work for a party platform for Kings County that includes every child in our county having access to excellent education, criminal justice reform, gun control, and more.

 

 







 

 
 

About Cheryl

Cheryl lives in Park Slope with her multigenerational, multi-racial family. Cheryl and her spouse, a third generation Brooklynite, are raising their children in the home her spouse grew up in.

With decades of leadership experience and a deep passion for improving the world in which we all live, Cheryl looks forward to working for and with the people of the 52nd Assembly District. 

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INSPIRATION & COMMITMENT

Cheryl has spent her life and career working on social change.  In college she met Audre Lorde who asked her what role she was going to play to change the world.  This question (and that meeting) have continued to be a north star for Cheryl.  She has been a lifelong activist and involved community member, sitting on numerous boards and committees.  

 

Professionally, Cheryl is currently CEO of Avodah, a national not-for-profit training up current and emerging Jewish leaders in social justice.  She is proud that Avodah has a strong footprint in Brooklyn, where young activists live and learn together, and work at local anti-poverty not for profits.  Prior to that, she spent 9 years working at a leading environmental not-for-profit and continues to be passionate about climate change as defining issue of our time.

Photo: Cheryl with her family at a march in Brooklyn.

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COMMUNITY DEDICATION

A proud public school parent, Cheryl served in 2015-2016 as PTO Co-President at PS 282. One of the most diverse elementary schools in her Park Slope neighborhood, Cheryl advocated for and supported policies to ensure diversity within the school body.

 

Cheryl has been actively involved in Independent Neighborhood Democrats (IND) since 2008. Cheryl has also served on the county committee, and as a judicial delegate. Cheryl currently serves on the Chesed committee of Congregation Beth Elohim helping to care for community members in need. Over the years, Cheryl has also served on numerous boards and committees.

 

Cheryl holds a BA from University of Wisconsin, an MSW from Columbia University, and an MA from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Photo: Cheryl with Andrew Marshall, former Co-President of PS 282 PTO,

WELCOME TO THE

52nd Assembly District

Our district includes the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Gowanus, Brooklyn Navy Yards, Park Slope, a slice of Prospect Heights, and Williamsburg. 

 

Our neighborhoods have a long history of working for reform, and we deserve leadership that is both transparent and progressive. Cheryl is committed to making Brooklyn's 52nd Assembly District a steward of democracy.   

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PRIMARY DAY IS JUNE 28, 2022