Chaim Pinkesz, Executive Director of M.A.R.C.H. (Mothers Alone Raising Children) and major advocate for the NY Jewish Community hosted a fundraiser in his home to show recognition and introduced Ms. Collymore to the Jewish community in Boro Park, Brooklyn.
Renee Collymore joined her local democratic club, the 57th Assembly District Democratic Organization, lead by NYS Committeeman/District Leader William ” Bill” Saunders. It was there that she learned the ins and outs of political inside activity. A number of years later, Renee formed her own club called the Parliament Democratic Club to begin her journey to become the next Female Member of the New York State Committee representing the 57th Assembly District.
Rabbi Shlomo Braun of Aleh, who is the community representative of NY State Martin Golden served as the MC of this event and described to about 100 Rabbinic, civic and business leaders the importance of being involved in the political system, the importance of serving on jury duty, he appealed to spread the word to all the eligible voters to register and to vote, and what impact the community has in electing the appropriate state committee members to properly address the needs of the community at large. Rabbi Braun highlighted the integrity, and political leadership that Ms. Collymore has achieved, and invited her to address the audience.
When Ms. Collymore addressed the guests she elaborated on her vast experience in public service as the Female District Leader of the 57th Assembly District, where she has created a civics course for children called the Fundamentals of Citizenship, and teaches middle school aged children about participation in government. The course has been taught in several schools throughout her district and abroad. Renee created a Task Force for Citizens Legislation, She also created a proposal for solar energy to help small businesses in her district, and Renee has selected five Supreme Court Justices and one Civil Court Judge.
Renee organized a field trip for children living in public housing, to tour Brooklyn Criminal Court to showcase career opportunities within the Court System and so much more. In recent years, she has assisted in the successful campaigns of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate Letitia James, Borough President Eric Adams, District Attorney Ken Thompson, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblyman Walter Mosley, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, former District Attorney Charles Hynes, candidate for Senate Jesse Hamilton, and a host of Supreme Court and Civil Court judges. She also gathered signatures to get our President, Barack Obama, on the ballot in New York. Renee is proud of her work and also serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Brooklyn Hospital and as the Treasurer of the Kings County Democratic Party. She currently holds monthly community meetings to educate and inform residents of the 57th Assembly District about news and opportunities.
Ms. Collymore committed herself that she will do even more after she gets re-elected as State committee member of the 57th Assembly District. Her presentation was most impressive and received a standing ovation.
Rabbi Shlomo Braun closed the event with a special prayer that Renee Collymore succeed in all her future endeavors and assured her that the orthodox Jewish community and all its members present this evening will support and assure her victory on her re-election on September 9th. For more information please call Rabbi Shlomo Braun at 1-800-317-ALEH.