If one thing could damage the Republic, it would be the strategies and tactics of “divide and conquer.” The folks that created Indivisible organized it in the aftermath of 2016. Everything discovered since that national election tells us that a revival of interest in local, state and national thinking is needed to reaffirm the purpose of democracy.

Rex L. Curry

Task: select representatives with new resources for voters. Complacent incumbency no longer functions well. That used to be OK, but no longer. Whether you want to put people on the street to canvas or organize on an issue to get people into the voting booths in your election districts or just make an informed decision and vote, this page starts local and goes global.

There are several hundred posts and pages in this resource. All of the tinged with this opinion. The G.O.P. has been warped by the obstructions of McConnell, the disturbing forgiveness of the Evangelicals, the odd dissembling of Limbaugh and the misdirection of FOX.  When Tom Friedman offered up a call for a “unity government” in his opinion in a NY Times opinion April 7, 2020 (here). Sure, like that is going to happen.

The following components deal with local to national political action.


Attempts to make sense of the national political matrix are aided with analysis and experience with a home district. I live in the 9th CD and use it as a lens for community boards, city and state representatives in a common but over lapping political geography. To start:

The Ninth CD
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The blueness of New York State as a reflection of the national mood reflects, the progressive values of diverse urban centers, while much of the suburban to rural counties appear conservative with many leaders prone to corruption. To start:

Represent Us


Turning facts into policy is breaking down into a dialogue with zombies the way Paul Krugman sees it. The attempt here is to seek ideas from think-tanks and policy groups who are trusted for their commitment to facts and thoughtful outlook. To start:

Tweet-O-Rama Master

Recent Posts on Urban Politics

Connect the Council

City Council The New York City Council has 51 members with two-term limits of four years. The relationship between the city, the state and national government is complicated. A close examination of issues that confront the City Council Members should include those the state and federal government share. The focus here is on the eight … Continue reading Connect the Council

Connect Senate

Connect Senate Members & CD9 NYS-63 Senators The relationship of constituents to the State Government’s 63 members of the NY Senate can last a long time. They have two-year terms but there are no limits. This section seeks information that contributes to a better understanding of issues that confront our state representatives that share a portion of … Continue reading Connect Senate

Connect Assembly

Assembly Members NYS-151 Assembly MembersYou know where you live.  Use the map and report your Assemblymember in the comment section below.  Before selecting your Assemblymember within the Ninth Congressional District take a moment to review: Session Four “How to Sustain the Resistance Long Term” presented by New York Assemblyman and DNC Vice Chair, Michael Blake. … Continue reading Connect Assembly

Connect Community Districts

Seven Community Districts share the geography, interests, needs, and concerns of the Ninth Congressional District.  The map and links below seek participants. Engaging residents the relationship local to federal money in community development dates to the 1950s with the formation of Community Planning Councils. The most recent change in this practice occurred in 1989 when the … Continue reading Connect Community Districts

Connect School Districts

There are three school districts that share a portion of the Ninth Congressional District. How will changes in Federal and therefore state and city policy affect schools in these districts? The objective would be to identify parents, the primary self-interest group.  There are not links (yet) to these constituents. The start of developing this idea … Continue reading Connect School Districts


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