Events: Young Women for Hillary NYC

A group of young women wants to show that not all “young gals” are supporting Bernie. They are kicking off “Young Women for Hillary NYC” tonight.

“Join us at Art Bar as we kick off Young Women for Hillary NYC! Over the coming months, there will be fun opportunities to volunteer and get involved alongside other passionate and motivated young women.”

Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm
The Art Bar
52 8th Ave
New York, New York 10014

[Young Women for Hillary]

Events: Sanders Rally in the Bronx

It’s 20 days till the New York primary, and the election circus has arrived in the city. After Hillary Clinton’s kickoff at the Apollo in Harlem yesterday, it’s Bernie Sanders turn today.

The Brooklyn-native is holding an ‘A Future to Believe In’-rally in the South Bronx – including special guests Rosario Dawson and Grammy winner Residente.

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Saint Mary’s Park , 450 St. Ann’s Ave
Bronx, NY 10455

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.

[Bernie Sanders Campaign]

Hillary’s First New York Ad

Hillary Clinton has released her first New York campaign ad. If you want to give the 30-second spot a motto, it would be “Welcome to the general election!”

The former NY-senator repeatedly attacks Donald Trump and doesn’t even mention her primary-opponent Bernie Sanders. See for yourself.

[Hillary Clinton Campaign]

Hillary in Harlem, Bernie in Brooklyn

It’s official, the election craze has reached New York City.

Bernie Sanders opened his first New York office on Saturday – with a big block party in Brooklyn.

And Hillary Clinton kick-started her Big Apple-campaign with a rally at the famous Apollo in Harlem today.

“Hillary is no stranger here. And she’s no stranger to the people of New York. We know her, we love her, and we can’t wait for her to be president.” – Chuck Schuemer, introducing his former Senate colleague Hillary Clinton

It’s twenty days until the New York primary, so we will see a lot more of the candidates in the next weeks.

Events: Election Fever – The Contenders


Housing Works is starting off a new series tomorrow: Election Fever.

For their kick-off event they have assembled a panel of campaign reporters for “a spirited, non-partisan discussion about the unprecedented nature of this year’s presidential election, what it means for the shape and tone of the presidency and what America might look like in four more years.”

  • Adam Serwer (BuzzFeed)
  • Micah Cohen (fivethirtyeight)
  • Suki Kim (The New Republic, author of Without You, There Is No Us)
  • Matt Katz (WNYC, The Christie Tracker, author of American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption)
  • Moderated by Annie Karni (POLITICO)

After the panel, Housing Works is hosting a mixer, where everybody gets to chat with the political journalists.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St
Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm

[Housing Works]

Politics in the Square

There is a LOT to read about the ongoing election, but my favorite  part is observing it by just wandering around the city. Union Square is an especially fruitful hunting ground.

Wandering around there last weekend, I made three observations:

  1. Bernie-supporters are very visible on the streets.
  2. As are anti-trump activists.
  3. I have never actually seen Hillary-supporters anywhere on the street. Seems not to be their thing.
This artful pro-Bernie also supports Occupy Wall Street.
This chalk painting wants to warn passersby.
These “Bullswax” figures are meant as political satire, but can also be used as grind wax for skateboards.
Look closely, these pigeons are not real! The artists who made them seems to be a Bernie-supporter.
She does rats as well.

Events: Presidential Mock Debate: Trump vs. Sanders vs. Gary Johnson

The NYC Political Forum is hosting a mock debate next Saturday.

Volunteers will take on the roles of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and – no, not Hillary Clinton – libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

“The spirit of the debate will be centered on a genuine intellectual and oratorical reenactment under a hypothetical General Election Year match-up between these three candidates.”

“The debate will in a “townhall” format, allowing the meetup attendees, as the “townhall audience” members, to directly ask questions to any of the candidates.”

Saturday, April 9, 2016
2:00 PM

Meet the Next First Family

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My NYU-classmate just wrote this cute guide: “Everything You Need to Know About the First Families of This Election” for Marie Claire.

So if you are dying to learn more about the better halves, children and grandchildren of the next president, check it out.

[Marie Claire]

Jimmy Kimmel Mansplains to Hillary Clinton

You might have seen this viral video of Jimmy Kimmel mansplaining to Hillary Clinton already, but it’s just too good not to share.

Lately, there have been many examples of male reporters making comments about Clinton’s smile or voice and Kimmel found an excellent way to showcase what the last female candidate is facing on the campaign trail.

[Jimmy Kimmel Live!]