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Voter Empowerment Workshop
September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New York State consistently ranks as one of the lowest in the nation for voter turnout. In the November 2016 election, we had the 8th lowest turnout in the country.
We are a collaboration of concerned citizens and community organizations and are reaching out to you with the goal of increasing voter turnout in Westchester County. Our success in addressing local issues depends on electing candidates who represent the interests of the people. Your involvement is critical in order to do so.
The nonprofit group, New York Civic Engagement Table in partnership with Citizen Action of New York (CANY) will facilitate a two-part voter turnout/civic engagement workshop on September 20 and 27, 2018 from 7-9 pm at the Theodore Young Community Center 32 Manhattan Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607 (located in Greenburgh).
Your participation in this effort is crucial in order to reach discouraged and disaffected voters, and we look forward to collaborating with you. The trainings intend to create common language around voting and to provide ideas in sync with individual communities. Sessions will be very interactive, and attendees will participate in conversations about actions you can take to effectively build community, trust and engagement.
Please share this information, including the attached flyer, widely in your community.
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Please RSVP to [email protected] if you would like to attend the workshops and be part of this effort. When you respond, please include your name, email address, phone number and group affiliation, if you have one. We will follow up by phone to discuss this further and to see if you may be able to connect us with others who would benefit from attending the workshops.
Why Voting Matters Collaboration:
Judith Beville – Clerk – Town of Greenburgh
Lauren Gaudio – ACLU People Power Campaign
Ester Quinn, Myra Saul, Gloria Strauss, Diane Torstrup, Susan Van Dolsen, Lauren Williams – Westchester for Change
Debby Margoluis – NAACP White Plains/Greenburgh
Shannon Powell – Indivisible Westchester
Jodie Reaver – Greenburgh Human Rights Advisory Committee
Abe Baker-Butler – Westchester Student Coalition Against Gun Violence
Damon Jones, Tasha Young – Westchester Black & Latino Political Conference