NYC Voting Symposium Today at NY Law School

Readers can view the agenda and speakers for today’s voting symposium at New York Law School featuring Mayor Bill deBlasio here:

8:45 – 9:30 am Grand Gallery Breakfast and Mingling

9:30 – 9:40 am Auditorium Welcome Remarks  Rachel Bloom, Director of Public Policy and Programs, Citizens Union  Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union 9:40 –

10:55 am Auditorium Opening Plenary Why is Voter Turnout in New York So Low: Election Policy in New York State  Jonathan Brater, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice  Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, New York State Assembly, District 74  Douglas Kellner, Co-Chair, New York State Board of Elections  Onida Coward Mayers, Director of Voter Assistance, NYC Campaign Finance Board  Sean McElwee, Policy Analyst, Demos  Jerry G. Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund  Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union – Moderator 10:55 – 11:05 am Transition and Break

11:05 – 12:20 pm Concurrent Panels Proven and Successful Ways of Increasing Voter Turnout in New York Communities Room W220 Panelists:  Murad Awawdeh, Director of Political Engagement, New York Immigration Coalition  DeNora Getachew, New York City Executive Director, Generation Citizen  Louisa Hackett, Director, Community Votes  Neal Rosenstein, Government Reform Coordinator, New York Public Interest Research Group  Rachel Bloom, Director of Public Policy and Programs, Citizens Union – Moderator Partisanship in New York and Its Impact on Elections Auditorium Panelists:  Frank Barry, Bloomberg View Editorial Board  Dr. Jessie Fields, MD & Board Member, Open Primaries  Steven Romalewski, Director, CUNY Mapping Service  Basil Smikle Jr., Executive Director, New York State Democratic Committee  Ester Fuchs, Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science and Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs – Moderator

12:20 – 12:30 pm Transition

12:30 – 1:00 pm Auditorium Keynote Address from Mayor Bill de Blasio 1:00 – 1:30 pm Grand Gallery Light Snacks and Conversation

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