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As one Democratic insider supporting Mr. de Blasio put it, “You can’t attack what’s not there.” That may be true, but it’s also hard to vote for someone with less presence than a ghost. Last week’s Public Advocate Forum, hosted by MYD, allowed our members, students from co-host Pace University, and others from the community to hear from all of the non-Green candidates: Former ACLU chief Normal Seigel, Brooklyn Councilman Bill de Blasio, and Queens Councilman Eric Gioia. Former PA and most-recognized candidate Mark Green has been keeping a low profile and refusing to engage in public debates–kind of ironic for someone who wants to advocate on our behalf, no? Here are some initial impressions on the candidates’ opening remarks … More >>
The dog days of summer aren’t keeping MYD from packing the calendar. Take your pick from what we’ve got going on this week: 8/18 – General Meeting: We’re changing the format, and going straight to the bar. Join us at Chili Lounge to hear the latest news and get plugged in, all with an ice cold brewskie in your hand. Added plus: discounted drinks and appetizers! 8/19 – Public Advocate Forum: Next up in our candidates forum series is the Public Advocate, taking place at Pace University (Multipurpose Room, 1 Pace Plaza). Hear what the Democratic candidates have to say about how they would advocate on your behalf–or even better, submit your own question!