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Saturday, April 17 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
County Committee: How Grassroots are Saving NYC’s Democracy

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Attendees will learn about the county committee system in NY, why its important, and how they and their constituents can become elected officials with a few dozen signatures on a petition.


Michael Beltzer

Community Empowerer, Local Democrats of New York
Michael is a proud working-class father who believes its time to get what we've earned. Michael is currently a County Committeemember in the 87th Assembly, serves on Community Education Council 8 and is a Candidate for City Council District 18. Michael helped co-found the Southeast... Read More →

Ben Yee

Democratic State Committeeman, New York State Democratic Party
Benjamin Yee was a fundraiser and NY State Digital Director for the 2008 Obama Campaign. He has worked to improve government transparency and service delivery at NY State Senate, and worked for several good government non-profits and civic startups. Politically, Ben has served as... Read More →
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Jonathan Crockett

Co-Founder, County Committee Sunlight Project
A software engineer by trade and passionate about citizen engagement, with the help of many dedicated citizens over the past four years, Jonathan co-founded CCSunlight.org to shed light on the county committee system in NY. Other projects Jonathan has been involved in include LetNYVote.org... Read More →

Maria Kaufer

Steering Committee Member, Queens County Committee for All (QCC4ALL)
Queens Democratic Organization Female County Committee Member ED 23/AD 28; 2020 candidate for Female Democratic District Leader AD 28 Part A; Queens County Committee for All (QCC4ALL) Founding Member and Steering Committee Member; Central Queens Independent Democrats, Inc. (CQuID... Read More →

Saturday April 17, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT