Citizens Union invites you to join us November 18, 2016 at a half-day voter symposium, The Only Way Is Up: A Citywide Discussion to Boost Voter Turnout in New York. This event will feature Mayor Bill de Blasio as our keynote speaker, and will bring together policy makers, advocates, organizers, educators, and thought leaders to address the urgent issue of low voter turnout throughout our state, which currently ranks the third lowest in the nation. In the days after a consequential national election, join us to assess how New York State voter turnout was, and address how we can work together to improve it.
8:45-9:30 Breakfast and Mingling
9:30-9:40 Welcome Remarks
9:40:-10:55 Plenary: Why is Voter Turnout in New York So Low: Election Policy and Practice in New York
11:05-12:20 Concurrent Panels
12:30-1:00 Keynote Address by Mayor Bill de Blasio
1:00-1:30 Light Snacks and Conversation
This event is proudly co-sponsored by New York Law School * AALDEF * Common Cause New York * Generation Citizen NYC * Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law * League of Women Voters of the City of New York * League of Women Voters of New York State * Lenox Hill Neighborhood House * New York Immigration Coalition * NYCLU * NYPIRG * Open Primaries * Reinvent Albany * Young Invincibles *
This event was brought to you in part through the generosity of and with the support of: The New York Community Trust * Citi * The Lily Auchincloss Foundation and through the generosity of Robert M. Kaufman.