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Westchester For Change Hosts Educational Forum In Greenburgh

The forum on voting rights, hosted by Westchester for Change, will be April 30 at Greenburgh Town Hall.
The forum on voting rights, hosted by Westchester for Change, will be April 30 at Greenburgh Town Hall. Photo Credit: File

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Westchester for Change, an all-volunteer, grassroots organization, is hosting a free educational forum entitled "Voting Rights and Income Inequality: Seeing the Connections," at 7 p.m. April 30 at Greenburg Town Hall.

The forum is co-sponsored by Citizen Action of New York; Community Voices Heard; Concerned Families of Westchester; Mount Vernon United Tenants; NAACP of White Plains and Greenburgh; White Plains Democrats; and WESPAC.

This forum will explore how making voting easier in New York may lead to economic changes, such as raising the minimum wage and other economically progressive laws, and how forum attendees can play a role. Westchester for Change will have two recognized experts to address these issues at this forum, including Julie Ebenstein, staff attorney with the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, and Kristina Andreotta, deputy organizing director, Citizen Action of New York & Public Policy and Education Fund of New York.

"The right to vote is the cornerstone of democracy. Making it easier to vote is one of the goals of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project.  I'm pleased that Westchester for Change has given me the opportunity to discuss this important topic at its forum," said Ebenstein.

"Voting is the single-most important lever of influence ordinary citizens have to express their policy preferences. The easier it is to vote, the more likely more people will vote, the more likely legislation favorable to lower-income and middle-class families will pass the New York State legislature, like raising the minimum wage.  I look forward to speaking at this Westchester for Change forum," said Andreotta.

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