Criminal Justice Candidates Forum
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014 - 7 PM
The NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th Street (at Central Park West), Manhattan
Communities for Criminal Justice Awareness and the NY Society for Ethical Culture Present:
A POLITICAL CANDIDATES FORUM ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES
COME HEAR CANDIDATES ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT RARELY DISCUSSED CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES THAT IMPACT PUBLIC SAFETY AND WILL DETERMINE THE KIND OF SOCIETY WE LIVE IN AND LEAVE FOR OUR CHILDREN
MODERATOR: DEAN MEMINGER, CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTER, NY1 TELEVISION
Governor/Lt. Governor: Howie Hawkins/Brian Jones, Michael McDermott/Christopher Edes, Zephyr Teachout/Tim Wu
Attorney General: Ramon Jimenez, Carl Person, John Cahill
Comptroller: Theresa Portelli
State Senate: Dell Smitherman (Brooklyn), Velmonette Montgomery (Brooklyn), Robert Jackson (Manhattan), Carl Lundgren (Bronx), G. Oliver Koppell (Bronx)
State Assembly: Jeffrion Aubry (Queens), Linda Rosenthal (Manhattan), Annette Robinson (Brooklyn), Charles Barron (Brooklyn), Tamika Mapp (Manhattan)
This forum is historic. It represents perhaps the first time in the last two decades that the public will be able to publicly hold politicians accountable specifically on critical criminal justice issues. Until now, there’s been virtually no public conversation, debate or accountability on these issues. Politicians have been allowed to remain silent.
It’s important to have a large turnout so that we send a message that these issues are of burning importance to New Yorkers. Sending that message can later translate into more support for/attention to our issues along the halls of power in Albany.
It will be a rare opportunity for the public and advocates to pose questions to public officials/candidates on criminal justice issues. (They can submit questions via Eventbrite in advance of the forum)
Lewis Webb, Jr.
American Friends Service Committee
Program Coordinator – Healing and Transformative Justice
Facilitator – Campaign to End the New Jim Crow (NY)