2012 July Update

Your support has put our campaign in the lead!  
Thank you for investing in our campaign for a better city.

Community Updates:




Today’s public finance filing placed our campaign for a better city in the lead to deliver on our mission for a better city.  Nearly 350 of you raised almost $35,000 for this effort and as an investment in our future.  Based on today’s filing we will be eligible to receive $65,040 in public funds for what will be a total of nearly $100,000 that can be used in this election.  We still have a ways to go, and will need to raise another $90,000, but being more than a quarter of the way there so early in the process is a testament to your comment to a progressive campaign for meaningful change.

Thank you for your support in putting our campaign in the lead for this important milestone!



Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 17 at 5:30PM at 4 Irving Place off 14th Street, please join me, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Central Labor Council in a rally to support more than 8,500 Con Edison workers who have been locked out of their jobs for more than 2 weeks since July 1.

Public safety must be the top priority.  We survived one heat wave, with injuries to three managers.  With 95 degree weather in store for New York City in the coming days Con Edison must end the lockout in order to avoid any possible economic or physical injury let alone fatalities that could result from short or long term power loss.

Con Edison has stopped reporting power outages.  If your power goes out and you still have smart phone service please tweet the location with the hashtag #BlackOutNYC



Join 400 New Yorkers for NYC Camp (pronounced “nice camp”) hosted at Columbia University’s Faculty House from Thursday, July 19, 2012 through Monday, July 23, 2012.  Some programs of interest are a Newbie/Beginner Training, a Job Fair and the Higher Education Summit.

I will be presenting at the Non Profit Summit on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 1PM: “Nonprofit? There's an App for That! Drupal Modules for Activism, Donations and other Nonprofit Needs”

Please register for your free training before all the spaces fill up.



Volunteer Gardening with Carl Schurz Park Conservancy
Saturday, July 21, 2012
10AM – 2PM (Weather Permitting)
Carl Schurz Park, Garden on 86th Street Mall at East End Avenue
(Students or children who wish to participate must be accompanied by an adult or parent with whom they work.)

Summer Sounds: Steve Shaiman and Swingtime Big Band
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
7PM - 8:30PM (Weather Permitting)
Carl Schurz Park, John Finley Walk,
(East 86th Street staircase, overlooking the East River.
Limited seating on a first come, first served basis)

Sunset Film Festival: Happy Feet
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
8:30PM (Weather Permitting)
(Kids, come early and visit the Scribble Press
table and find your inner fishy artist!)

Learn More About the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy and Events at http://CarlSchurzParkNYC.org


Please submit your free community events for posting on our campaign website and circulation in our newsletter.