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Ranked Choice Voting: Why It Matters

May 10, 2021 7:30pm

NYC’s historic 2021 election is fast approaching. With the introduction of ranked choice voting, nearly every city office in play, and hundreds of candidates on the ballot, the June primary has the potential to profoundly transform our city government. 

Join us on May 10 for a session with JCC Social Justice Activist in Residence Ruth Messinger, President and CEO of Queens Public Library Dennis Walcott, Political Director of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice Rachel McCullough, Co-Executive Director of Make the Road New York Theo Oshiro, and Public Affairs and Political Science Professor at Columbia University Ester Fuchs on why this election matters and why ranked choice voting is important, how it addresses inequitable voting across the city, and what it means for democracy at the local level. 

Register Here: Monday May 10, 7:30–9 pm, Free

Then sign up for future sessions on May 23, 26, or 27 to learn about the logistics of ranked choice voting with Rank The Vote NYC.

This is the first time that ranked choice voting will be used in a citywide primary, and we want to help you be prepared to cast your ballot by showing you how it works. Join us for a virtual session led by Rank the Vote NYC, where we will walk participants through the mechanics of the ballot, how to fill it out, and what happens as their votes are calculated. All sessions are the same—please choose the time that is most convenient for you.

Sun, May 23, 12:30–1:15 pm, Free

Wed, May 26, 12:30–1:15 pm, Free

Thu, May 27, 7:30–8:15 pm, Free

This event is Co-Produced by Fourth Universalist Society, B’nai Jeshurun, JCC Harlem, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, and SAJ - Judaism That Stands For All.


Co-Sponsors (list is still growing): Avodah, Base MNHTN, Based in Harlem, Brotherhood Synagogue, Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Educational Alliance, Footsteps, Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights, Interfaith Center of New York, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Jewish Theological Seminary, Kehillat Harlem, Kolot Chayeinu, Manny Cantor Center, Muslim Jewish Solidarity Committee, New York Jewish Agenda, Repair the World, Romemu, Sha'ar, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

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