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  • Petitioned Brooklyn Democratic Leader Vito Lopez

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Brooklyn Democratic Leader Vito Lopez

Resign as Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman

    1. New Kings Democrats
    2. Petition by

      New Kings Democrats

      Brooklyn, NY

On Friday, August 24, Assemblymember and Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman Vito Lopez was censured and dismissed from his position as chair of the state assembly's housing committee by Speaker Sheldon Silver due to credible allegations that Lopez physically and verbally sexually harassed two female members of his staff.

As proud Brooklyn Democrats, we need to send a strong signal that we do not tolerate sexual harassment, especially from those in positions of power.

We call on Lopez to resign his chairmanship of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, effective immediately.

We call on all Brooklyn elected officials and district leaders to join us in this demand.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Robert B NY, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I want to bring ethics back into politics...

    • Camilo Rubinos NEW YORK, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I am fed up with incompetence and corruption demonstrating such blatant and arrogant disregard at every level of governance in this state.

    • John Burt BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Behavior like this by a person who is the face of the Democratic Party is repugnant and diametrically opposite to expected behavior of a public official

    • frieda mehrel BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Any elected officials that sexually abuse their employees should be forced to resign immediately!

    • Matthew Brown BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Lopez is a disgrace to New York and a disgrace to Brooklyn. So many good and decent candidates were shoved aside by the Lopez Machine because they refused to kiss his a** or were the "wrong" color, sex, sexual orientation or race. It will take years to restore people's faith in Brooklyn Democrats because of this clown.


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