Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny (D-Coney Island, Dyker Heights) announced the Assembly passed legislation that he supported to reschedule the state’s 2007 primary election for Tuesday, Sept. 18 (A.8129). Primary day was originally scheduled to be held on the traditional second Tuesday of September, which this year falls on Sept. 11.
“The memories of the tragic and horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, are always with us,” Assemblymember Brook-Krasny said. “It’s important that on the anniversary of that terrible day we take the time to pay tribute to those who so unfairly and so brutally had their lives taken from them.”
Assemblymember Brook-Krasny added that moving the primary date from Sept. 11 recognizes the significance of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, which occurred six years ago this year, and marks the state’s respect for the victims.
“Sept. 11 is a day of national remembrance as we continue to grieve the loss of our loved ones and fellow Americans,” Assemblymember Brook-Krasny said. “It’s important that the day be reserved for reflection.”