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Voterbook Meeting with NYC Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson

  • Aug 3, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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Please join us on Monday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM for an enlightening evening with 2009 NYC Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson!

Born and raised in NYC, Bill is serving his second term as NYC Comptroller. From 1983 to 1992, as Deputy Brooklyn Borough President, he helped to shape policies in housing, health care and the economy. Later, as Board of Education President, he worked for a more centralized management of the public school system and fought for better after-school programs, improved teacher quality, and an expanded arts curriculum.

Endorsed by the Civic Center Residents Coalition, and a coalition of clergy from congregations throughout the city, the Thompson campaign also received the Working Families Party’s backing, bringing his campaign significant momentum. Take a look. Visit Bill’s website to learn more about the Thompson campaign, and come meet him on August 3rd! We will have Q&A time towards the end when he will answer member-selected questions.

This will be an excellent opportunity to meet with new members, get reacquainted with old members, and support your local democratic political process. Join us! RSVP today.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent crowd- great venue, overall fantastic event!

    August 5, 2009

  • David L. D.

    Mr. Thompson wants to create an economic climate conducive to small business development, attract new companies to NYC, and increase overall NYC employment with good paying jobs. Bill believes that the current administration has abandoned the middle class, and that many working and middle class people can no longer afford to live in NYC. "How can we attract new and creative people to the city, if they can't afford to live here?" He touted the creativity of New Yorkers, and wants Wall Street to remain the financial capital of the world, but also would like NYC to diversify its strengths, e.g., making NYC the movie-making capital of the world. On education, Thompson deplored "teaching to the test", indicating that NYC students pass NAEP and Regents tests, but largely perform poorly on the SAT. He continued, "Many NYC high school grads at CUNY colleges, are required to take remedial courses." He believes strengthening the NYC schools arts and music curricula would help spur creativity.

    August 4, 2009

  • Jeffrey M. K.

    Bill Thompson is very impressive. He is passionate, candid and excited to be mayor. He wants to improve our education system; increase the amount of affordable housing and provide incentives to small business to hep stimulate the economy. He will make a great mayor and fight for the everyday New Yorker. Visit his website at http://www.thompson2009.com/

    August 4, 2009

  • Leah K.

    A very nice event! Mr. Thompson was great, he took the time to answer all our questions well beyond the time we planned for the meeting to end. He also stayed after and spent more time talking with members and taking pictures, he did not rush right out. Everyone who attended had a good time.

    August 4, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great meeting with our next Mayor, Bill Thompson.

    August 4, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great, intimate meeting at one of the swankiest venues ever.

    August 4, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    My question to Thompson: How far behind in the polls are you right now, and how do you hope to catch up?

    July 29, 2009

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