League Open House: Advocacy 2017
RSVPWed 2/22 6-8p
RSVPTue 2/28 6-8p
Please join us at one of our Open Houses introducing you to the League and volunteer opportunities. This month we are focusing on “Advocacy in 2017” and will present a panel of LWV members sharing tools, techniques, and tactics to help voters get their voices heard.
While NYC saw a greater number of voters turnout in 2016 than in 2012, the percentage of eligible voters was only 55.98 percent. We’ve got work to do to help make democracy work and get voters registered and engaged for NYC’s mayoral race.
JUSTICE DENIED: Putting An End To Wrongful Convictions
RSVPThu 2/16 6-8:30p
Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.
Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams in welcoming Jane Pucher, Esq., staff attorney for the Innocence Project, and Jabbar Collins, exonerated victim of a wrongful conviction. The Innocence Project is committed to protecting the innocent, helping exonerate people who are wrongfully convicted and assisting them rebuild their lives.
Jane Pucher litigates post-conviction DNA cases throughout the country. Prior to joining The Innocence Project, Jane worked for five years as the public defender with The Bronx Defenders, representing thousands of individuals charged with misdemeanors and felony crimes from arraignment through trial. Jane graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011 where she was a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science in 2008.
Jabbar Collins was wrongly convicted of killing a Brooklyn rabbi at the age of 21. He spent 16 years in prison before his case was reheard and his conviction overturned. While in prison, Collins trained himself in legal proceedings, and filed record requests and appeals on his own behalf. Eventually, he uncovered a systematic pattern of police and prosecutorial misconduct.
The Program begins at 6:00 PM at the Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. (directly off the 2,3,4,5 trains). Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m..
Voter Registration Training
Sat 3/25 10a-12p
Voter Registration Training
Wed 4/5 6-8p
Annual Meeting Save the Date
Speaker Carmen Fariña New York City Schools Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
Thu 06/01 3-8p
Carmen Fariña is Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the largest school system in the nation, serving 1.1 million students in more than 1,800 schools. During her more than five-decade career in education, Fariña has distinguished herself as a dedicated and innovative teacher, principal, district superintendent, and deputy chancellor. As Chancellor, she is focused on advancing Equity and Excellence for All, a set of new initiatives aimed at putting all students on the path to college and meaningful careers.
Education Committee Meeting
Wed 2/15 2p
Membership Committee Meeting
Wed 2/15 6p
Affordable Housing Committee Meeting
Thu 2/16 10:30a-12p
Voter and Information Services Committee Meeting
Thu 2/23 5:30 snacks; 6-8p meeting
Three work groups address: Voter Registration Events, Voter Registration Volunteers, Get Out The Vote
Environmental Action Committee Meeting
Tue 2/28 12-1:30p
Discussion with Con Edison on renewable energy in NYC and how our League might help increase. Limited to 10 participants. Let email@example.com know if interested.
Thu 3/23 3p
*Board Meetings - LWVNYC members invited to observe. Due to space limitations RSVP is required and limited to 10 members. Please contact our office to RSVP or for more information.