Hempstead residents will have the opportunity to learn more about village trustee candidates at a forum hosted by the Long Island Civic Participation Project.
For details, see the media advisory below, or click here for the advisory in pdf form.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Javier Gallardo, 347-884-3866, 516-292-2100
Angeline Echeverría, 334-467-6751
HEMPSTEAD RESIDENTS QUESTION CANDIDATES FOR VILLAGE ELECTIONS
Forum Gives Residents a Voice in March Elections
Hempstead, NY – On Saturday, February 19th, immigrant community members will meet with candidates for the two seats on the Hempstead Village Board of Trustees that will be on the ballot for the elections on March 15th. This forum is an opportunity for residents to voice their concerns about local issues like safety and diversity in the police force and learn more about how the Village operates.
Candidates’ Forum for Hempstead Village Elections
Saturday, February 19th, 2011, 5:30 PM
250 Fulton Ave, Suite 607, Hempstead
Jean Bligen, candidate for Village Trustee (confirmed)
Perry Pettus, incumbent candidate for Village Trustee (confirmed)
Don Ryan, incumbent candidate for Village Trustee (invited, not confirmed)
Rev. Waylyn Hobbs candidate for Village Trustee (invited, not confirmed)
Immigrant Residents and Voters
Co-sponsors: Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association, Long Island Civic Participation Project (LICPP), and the Workplace Project
To increase civic participation in the Village of Hempstead
This event is non-partisan, free and open to the public.
The Long Island Civic Participation Project (LICPP) organizes with rank-and-file union and community members in Nassau County. LICPP members develop and support campaigns that promote dignity and human rights of workers and immigrants in our society.