Civics education is at the foundation of Democracy Prep. Our mission has always been to educate citizen-scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship, and this responsibility extends to our communities beyond our schools. One of the ways we accomplish this is by encouraging everyone to exercise their right to vote, and to do that, our voting population must feel prepared.
The primaries for the New York City Mayoral election are quickly approaching and we want to make sure that all voters are ready to cast their ballots on June 22nd. Democracy Prep teamed up with Achievement First and Civic Builders to present the 2021 Mayoral Forum on Educational Equity in NYC on Monday, May 24th, which was a virtual conversation with 2021 Mayoral candidates about education, equity, and community in NYC. The public education system is vital to the betterment of our city and our country, as it ensures that every child has access to a quality education and is given the tools to succeed. A mayoral candidate’s stance on education is an essential component of their campaign, which is why education priorities must be at the forefront of the conversation.
With over 200 attendees strong, we are incredibly proud of the event’s success. Moderated by Myles Miller, WNBC-TV Journalist and fellow Democracy Prep Bronx Prep High alum, we were joined by the following Mayoral candidates:
• Kathryn Garcia, former Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation
• Ray McGuire, former Citigroup Executive
• Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America and former 2020 Presidential candidate
Learn more about our candidates by following this link: https://mayoralforum.com/
Want to find out what our Mayoral candidates had to say about education equity in New York City? Check out this article by the New York Post and view the full forum recording below:
This coming mayoral election, NYC voters will use ranked choice voting to elect a mayor. We want to make sure that you feel prepared to cast your vote on June 22nd.
That’s why we’ve partnered with NYC Votes, the New York City Charter School Center, the Coalition of Community Charter Schools, KIPP NYC, and Uncommon Schools to host the Ranked Choice Voting Youth Training. This virtual event will focus on the basics of voting in the June Citywide Primary and will cover your options for voting, your voting rights, and Ranked Choice Voting. The session will be followed by a Q&A with the NYC Votes Youth Engagement Coordinator, Olivia Brady.
Date: Thursday, June 10th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/RCVJune10
If you would like to learn more about Ranked Choice Voting and how this system works, we strongly encourage you to attend this event. We hope to see you there!