Oct
25

Forum on Local Politics and Voting Rights

jueves, octubre 25 del 2012

Gearing up for the 2013 NYC elections, community groups and residents gather to discuss the importance of building a real and more inclusive democracy in New York.
What: A community forum and panel discussion entitled “LOCAL MATTERS: This is what democracy should look like”
When: Tuesday, November 27th, 6 – 8 PM
Where: Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, Room A & B
Information: Now that the state and federal elections are behind us, attention turns to next year’s City elections. Please join us on November 27th for a public forum on three issues that will have a significant impact on local politics and policy now and in the future: Participatory Budgeting, Re-districting & Minority Representation, and Non-Citizen Voting.

Come and learn how the campaigns currently underway on these issues are working to bring a real and more inclusive democracy to New York. Panelists will include, Jackie Vimo, Director of Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition and steering committee member of the Participatory Budgeting Project NYC; Christina Chang, Advocacy and Organizing Associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action and steering committee member of the 13% and Growing Coalition; Ron Hayduk, Professor at Queens College and steering committee member of the NY Coalition to Expand Voting Rights.
Moderated by Queens Community House.

Translation will be available in Spanish, Chinese and Korean.

This forum is co-sponsored by the Queens Library New Americans Program and Queens Community House.

Admission is free.

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