A COMMUNITY FORUM looking at two intersecting themes embedded in both non-citizen voting and participatory budgeting campaigns:
1) Expansion of democracy
2) Exercising of power at the community level
Come and learn how the campaigns currently underway on these issues are working to bring a real and more inclusive democracy to New York.
Remarks by Council Member Carlos Menchaca,
Chair of the NYC Council Immigration Committee
PBNYC Community Engagement Strategist, Community Voices Heard
Deputy Director for New York State Policy & Advocacy, United Neighborhood Houses
Civic Engagement Coordinator, New York Immigrant Coalition
Thursday, August 21st at 7 PM
Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn
The discussion will focus on the current efforts of two city-wide coalitions that are promoting increased civic participation and decision-making at the local level for all New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship status.
|NY Coalition to Expand Voting Rights, a diverse group of social service, labor, academic and immigrant rights organizations working to restore municipal voting rights for documented immigrants. (www.ivotenyc.org)|
|The Participatory Budgeting Project,whose mission is to empower people to decide together how to spend public money. We create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective. (www.participatorybudgeting.org)|