Attend Our Forum on Education & School Building Reopenings

Dear CRDC,

On Wednesday, September 16th, please join CRDC for a Conversation on Education and the Reopening of our School Buildings. We will be joined by four special guests; 

Ambur Nicosia- Community Activist
Josephine Ishmon- Manhattan Community Board 4; Education & Housing Committees 
Robin Broshi- Public School Parent.
Briget Rein- Assistant to the Staff Director at the UFT & Candidate for City Council D39

This program will be hosted by CRDC President Mindy Rosier-Rayburn, who is also a Special Education Teacher & Executive Vice President Charles Bayor, who is a retired teacher. There will be a Q & A period, after our speakers.

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The Results Are In | Democratic National Convention | Judicial Updates & More

Dear Friends,

The June 23rd New York Primary Election was an election like we have never experienced before! Nevertheless, out of the approximately 765,000 ballots requested, nearly 384,000 people voted by mail. With the final results in, we enthusiastically congratulate all of the following candidates! 

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John Lewis - In Memoriam

Last week, Congressman John Lewis, one of the last surviving trailblazers of the civil rights movement, died at age 80.  At age 23, Lewis was the youngest person to address the great March on Washington in 1963.  Two years later, he was brutally beaten during the march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, suffering a fractured skull.  At Lewis’ last appearance commemorating that event, he said, “We were beaten, we were tear-gassed. I thought I was going to die on this bridge.”  But Lewis did not die on that bridge and was eventually elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served with distinction for 30 years.  In the wake of the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in 2016, Lewis led a sit-in on the floor of the House to force action on gun violence.

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Census Week of Action!

Dear Friends,

Join CRDC for the Census Week of Action! From Monday, July 27 through Saturday, August 1, Census2020 has organized a week of action to remind New Yorkers to complete the census! There will be virtual and in-person activities on each day of the week from peer-to-peer texting, friends and family outreach, phonebanking, in-person visibility efforts, and more. To sign-up for any of these activities go here;

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Black Lives Matter | Presidential Election Updates | Upcoming Events

As we wrap up our first week in Phase 3, it's important that we continue to practice social distancing and wear our masks! 

There are plenty of great ways to stay involved & stay informed while continuing to #staysafe. Whether it’s joining a Zoom meeting, filling out your census, or reading some our helpful Resources, we hope that you find the information below helpful.

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One Day Until NY Primaries

Dear CRDC,

I came across this article this morning and felt it was too important not to share. Please take a moment and read A Father's Day Message to all Dads. That being said, CRDC wishes all of you Dads out there, a most wonderful Father’s Day!

We are just days away from the NY Primaries. The following Newsletter has important information and last minute reminders. If anyone has any questions regarding the upcoming elections, please feel free to reach out.

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Pride Event This Thursday

Dear CRDC,

Black lives matter: 

The horrifying and senseless death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police has thrown the United States into a state of grief and turmoil. CRDC stands with those around the city and country who have and will continue to call out systems of racism and oppression in our society. Black lives matter. 

Click here for our list of organizations and funds to donate to and petitions to sign demanding justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

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NYC Reopening, Upcoming Events, & Political News

Dear CRDC,

The horrifying and senseless death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police has thrown the United States into a state of grief and turmoil.  Racism is a stain on our humanity, and good people must gather peacefully together to resist and repel it.  We must see and hear each other; and we must work together to rewrite the rules so that everyone, with no exceptions, can live without fear, care for their families, have their voices heard, and their rights respected.  

If you are looking for ways to participate and/or support, a number of organizations and resources are listed here.

"In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist.  We must be anti-racist." - Angela Davis

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Check out our latest updates....

Dear CRDC,

Here are the latest items you all can do from home. Whether it’s joining a Zoom meeting, filling out your census, or simply reading through our helpful resources, we hope the following will help occupy some of your time. #FocusOnThePositive Enjoy!!!

COVID19 on the City, State, and Federal level; Join Linda Rosenthal, Scott  Stringer, Jerry Nadler & Brian Benjamin for a virtual town hall to discuss how their offices are responding to the #COVID19 on the City, State, and Federal level on Tuesday, 5/26 at 7 pm. RSVP here.

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Upcoming Events, Political News, & More...

Dear CRDC,

This upcoming Thursday we will be holding our second Virtual Happy Hour with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, plus other special guests. See details in the 'Upcoming Events' section. Also, check out our new Resource page on our website. The link can be found below in the 'What Else is Going On' section.

Just as a reminder, even though the weather is becoming nicer outside, it doesn’t mean you should forget about all of the safety rules we have been following for the last couple of months. Please continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. Nobody enjoys our current situation, however if we ever want things to get better, if we want NYC to open up, if we want life to go back to whatever our new normal will be, we must be mindful and considerate with everything we do.

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