Constituents of NY 11 Congressional District Host Town Hall on April 19
Rep. Dan Donovan Denies Invite to Meet Staten Island and Brooklyn Residents
(April 12, 2017) – South Brooklyn and Staten Island constituents have organized to create NY 11 Town Hall, an evening of learning and conversation about issues facing Congressional District 11, currently represented by Congressman Dan Donovan. The event will be held at Bay Ridge Manor on Wednesday, April 19.
Created in response to broad-sweeping changes in the federal government, NY 11 Town Hall is an opportunity for the public to listen to and ask questions of experts in: education, environmental sustainability, equality, health care, housing and immigration.
While the event was timed with April’s Congressional recess, Congressman Dan Donovan refused his invitation.
“We invited Rep. Donovan in the spirit of education, transparency and community building,” said Mallory McMahon of Fight Back Bay Ridge. “We will continue to host the event—in collaboration with several groups in the district—to achieve our goal of empowering our neighbors to speak directly to Rep. Donovan through sustained outreach to his office.”
Speakers from the following organizations will participate: Alliance for Quality Education, Arab-American Association of New York, The Jericho Project, Lambda Legal, Metro New York Health Care for All, Natural Resources Defense Council, Metropolitan Council on Housing, The New York Housing Conference, Daniel Aharoni & Partners, The Association of Muslim American Lawyers, National Institute for Reproductive Health.
Several organizations have signed on to co-sponsor the event: CAIR, New York State Nurses Association, Staten Island 4 Change/ Organizing for Action, The Jericho Project, Veterans for Peace, Arab American Family Support Center.
Initiated by Fight Back Bay Ridge, NY 11 Town Hall was organized in collaboration with Bay Ridge Democrats, South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance, Staten Island Women Who March.
NY 11 Town Hall is free and open to the public. RSVPs are limited. For more information, visit: https://ny11townhall.com. The event is community funded. To donate, https://www.gofundme.com/ny11townhall.