Brooklyn Queen Rosie Perez Wants NYC To Host The 2016 DNC Convention

January 13, 2015 | Prachi Gupta

Taylor Swift may be New York’s tourism ambassador, but it is homegrown New Yorker and actress Rosie Perez who represents the city in a new video urging the Democratic National Committee to host its 2016 convention in Brooklyn. Perez, who has been involved with the de Blasio campaign for over a year, is just one of the “celebrities, Broadway stars and everyday New Yorkers” who will star in a series of videos being unveiled by the de Blasio administration, according to spokeswoman Marti Adams.

“If the DNC comes to Brooklyn, you are going to understand why we are so proud– and loud — about it. Can we talk?” Perez gushes in a video shot at Valentino Pier. She “backs the bid because Brooklyn’s story is America’s story.”

The administration on Tuesday also revealed two other #BackTheBid videos, starring Queens resident and small business owner Mackenzi Farquer and “Motown” musical actor Josh Tower.