NEW YORK, NY (09/20/2017) (readMedia)-- On Monday September 25th, Common Cause/NY, in partnership with Brooklyn Voters Alliance and 2 Hours a Week, will host a free public workshop on voter engagement and election fairness at Greenlight bookstore in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Voter turn-out on Election Day last Tuesday, September 12th in New York City was just under 15%. This event will educate and engage voters new and old about New York's election laws, political landscape, and ways to get involved.
WHO: Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY
Amanda Ritchie, Co-Founder of Brooklyn Voters Alliance
Shabd Simon-Alexander, Co-Founder of Two Hours a Week and an organizer of The Women's March
WHEN: September 25th, 7:30pm
WHERE: Greenlight bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue (at Fenimore), Brooklyn NY
WHAT: Civic engagement workshop at Greenlight bookstore
Common Cause/NY is the statewide New York chapter of Common Cause dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest, and accountable government that empowers ordinary people to make their voices heard.
Brooklyn Voters Alliance is dedicated to making democracy work for all New Yorkers. They work to ensure open and fair elections and encourage informed, active participation in government. They seek to achieve this through reforming New York State's antiquated voting laws, promoting civic education and building networks with community and non-profit partners to protect and expand voting rights in New York State. Brooklyn Voters Alliance is affiliated with GetOrganizedBrooklyn.
Similarly, Two Hours A Week is a community fostering a new level of civic engagement following the 2016 election by offering 2 hours a week of tangible action.