October 16, 2014
Contact: Steve McFarland

Nassau Voters and Candidates to Talk Minimum Wage, School Funding at Forum

Working-class voters of color and immigrants making voices heard at forum in advance of key State Senate elections

With only weeks to go before election day, working class communities of color and immigrants are mobilizing and raising their voices for a series of key reforms that have long been blocked in the New York State Senate.

At a non-partisan forum in Westbury on Thursday – the first in a two-part series to be followed by a Brentwood forum on October 22nd – Westbury community members will share stories, speak of the growing need for reform, and call for widespread voter turnout this election from Senate District 7's large population of voters of color 

All candidates have been invited to the forum and will be given the opportunity to speak on the issues and answer questions from community organizations and leaders.

WHAT: Non-partisan electoral forum for State Senate District 7, focused on efforts to raise the Minimum Wage and win full funding for public education. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 6:30 PM

WHERE: “Yes We Can” Center, 141 Garden St, Westbury

WHO: The event is hosted by Growing A Diverse Long Island, Long Island Civic Engagement Table, Long Island Wins, and Noticia. Co-sponsors include the Alliance for Quality Education, New York Communities for Change, Make the Road NY, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, CARECEN-NY, New York Civil Liberties Union, Haitian-American Family of Long Island, the New York Immigration Coalition, La Fuente, and HAPAC.