Join the Campaign – Part 5: Spread the Word


This is the last in a five-part series of suggestions for getting involved in the local campaign. We’ve already covered early voting, yard signs, donations, and canvassing. Now, let’s talk about the most important of all: spreading the word among friends.

Suggestion 5: Spread the Word

Professionally-produced mail and digital ads are important to a successful campaign, but the truth is that a personal note from a friend is often more persuasive — and more likely to avoid immediate placement in the recycling bin — than a dozen slick brochures.

So, between now and November 5th, please make a point of reaching out to your friends and neighbors via social media, emails, postcards, or whatever form of communication makes you most comfortable.

Putting things in your own words is usually best, but in case it’s helpful, you can find detailed guidance, along with possible talking points, here:

Let your friends know that New Rochelle is moving in the right direction, that we need to keep responsible, progressive leadership working on our behalf, and that this election is important to our future.

So that’s it for our five-part series. Whether you vote early, post a yard sign, make a donation, canvass a neighborhood, or spread the word, I am truly grateful for your help and trust.

Join the Campaign – Part 4: Canvass a Neighborhood


This is the fourth in a five-part series of suggestions for getting involved in the local campaign. We’ve already covered early voting, yard signs, and donations. Today, let’s talk about neighborhood canvassing.

Suggestion 4: Canvass a Neighborhood

It might seem old-fashioned, but sharing information person-to-person, door-to-door is still one of the most effective ways to persuade and mobilize voters. Plus, it can be fun!

Between now and the election, dozens of volunteers will be out and about, working on my behalf and on behalf of my running mates. If you would like to join this effort and help canvass a New Rochelle neighborhood — and maybe make some new friends in the process — please be in touch with Rhiannon Navin at or 917-886-2724.

The fifth and final suggestion tomorrow.

Join the Campaign – Part 3: Make a Donation


This is the third in a five-part series of suggestions for getting involved in the local campaign. We’ve already covered early voting and yard signs. So, it’s on to . . .

Suggestion 3: Make a Donation

Campaigns are expensive, even at the local level. Direct mail, digital ads, signs — the price tag for reaching voters with a clear message can run well into the tens of thousands.

So if you haven’t already made a contribution to my campaign this year, please consider donating either online at or by making a check payable to “Bramson for Mayor” and mailing it to PO Box 259, New Rochelle, NY 10804.

Thank you!  And another suggestion coming tomorrow.

Join the Campaign – Part 2: Post a Yard Sign


Yesterday, I shared the first of five suggestions for getting more involved in our local political campaign. Here’s the second . . .

Suggestion 2: Post a Yard Sign

Yard signs are a great way to demonstrate grassroots support and to remind people that an election is coming up.  And nothing is easier: just give us the word, and our campaign will do the rest.

If you don’t already have a yard sign and are willing to display one, then please send a short email to Tell us “I want a sign” (or something like that) and be sure to include your street address. We’ll take it from there.

Thanks, and more to come tomorrow.

Join the Campaign – Part 1: Vote Early


In this year’s local election, we have an opportunity to build on New Rochelle’s significant record of progress, while also standing up for values that are vitally important to our whole country. Participation in the political process has never been more essential. 

So, with just three weeks to go until Election Day, I am reaching out to friends and neighbors to suggest different ways to get involved. I’ll be offering a specific idea each day this week, starting with suggestion number one below.

Every successful political campaign is a team effort, so let’s work together for a stronger, more progressive city.

Suggestion 1: Plan to Vote Early

This year, for the first time ever, New Yorkers have the option of voting early. It’s a good way to skip lines, avoid uncertainty, and be sure to bank away your vote.

Our local early voting station will be behind New Rochelle City Hall at 90 Beaufort Place. You can cast your vote there starting on Saturday, October 26th and continuing through Sunday, November 3rd. (Of course, you can still vote in the traditional way at your usual polling place on Tuesday, November 5th.) For more details, including voting hours on each day, please visit

Tomorrow, I’ll be in touch with suggestion two. In the meantime, please share this with your friends.


My New Website


Please take a look at my newly-redesigned website.  In addition to a fresher overall appearance, there’s also some new content, including a robust Issues page with details on the City’s recent accomplishments, information about early voting, and other links related to the upcoming election.  The core of the site, however, remains my blog, which I will continue to update regularly with municipal, personal, and political news and views.

I hope you like it.  And if you’re not already on my distribution list, please sign up to receive information via email.