Tuesday, June 01, 2010

NYC Charter Revision Commission Topic Forum: Nonpartisan Elections Wednesday June 2, Bronx

The next meeting of the NYC Charter Revision Commission, which will hear expert testimony about voter participation, will be held Wednesday in the Bronx. The meetings will be open to the public and to public input. Nonpartisan elections for NYC is considered by many to be an youth issue. No less than 45 percent of young people nationally consider themselves independent, and at least 25 percent of NYC Independence Party registrants are under the age of 30.

Wednesday, June 2
Place: Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Music Building
Time: 6 p.m.
Directions: By subway, take the 4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd and walk west. By bus, take the Bx2, Bx10, Bx22, Bx28, BxM4A, or BxM4B

Independence Party founder Harry Kresky--who is the nations leading legal advocate for independent voters--has been invited to join the panel of experts advising the Charter Revision Commission on the subject of nonpartisan election.

The June 2nd forum is a critical moment in the process of determining whether an initiative for nonpartisan elections will go on the ballot for voter approval.

The Independence Party is mobilizing members to attend in order to make plain that nonpartisan elections -- which would allow NYC's nearly 1 million independents to vote in primaries -- is a popular issue with broad public support and should go on the ballot for voter approval.

Please join the contingent!

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