Watch: America Votes – NYU Reports

Five days to go, so maybe it’s time to start planning, where you are going to watch.  Looking for an alternative to CNN? How about NYU?

I am the executive producer of NYU’s election coverage, so if you watch us, it’s basically like watching a Lady Liberty Votes election show.

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New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is reporting the 2016 US presidential election through a live broadcast airing on Election Night!

It’s Trump vs. Clinton in an epic showdown — and we are right there to cover it minute by minute for you!

From 8:00-10:00PM (EST) NYU Journalism student reporters will monitor election results as they come in, speak to anchors located outside the Clinton and Trump victory parties, interview guests on air and follow the Senate and House races. Join us as we relive the 2016 presidential race, discussing a variety of topics including millennial voters, the use of social media, the Muslim vote, and the importance of political education.

Watch: The Election Show will be live streaming here beginning at 8:00PM (EST).

You can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NYUElection

Event: Free Screening: ‘I Voted?’ + Q&A with Katie Couric

Does your vote count? Or is Donald Trump right and the election will be rigged?

The answer is both surprising & disturbing. Learn how America’s voting works in this non-partisan documentary. After the screening, there will be a Q+A with Executive Producer, Katie Couric.

Friday, November 4, 7:00-9:30 pm

 

The Lounge at WeWork SoHo
173 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Free, but RSVP needed

 

Event: Hillary Bday Texting Party

Hillary Clinton’s birthday is on Wednesday and her campaign came up with a fun way to celebrate it – a texting party.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7:30
The Jane Hotel
113 Jane St New York, New York 10014

“What’s the best present Hillary’s home state can give her for her birthday? Thousands of voter contacts into battleground states! 

While the birthday girl will be campaigning in battleground states, you can join Kathy Najimy, DR Natasha Diggs and fellow Hillary supporters as we celebrate and forge a path to victory!”

RSVP here
Free admission with RSVP and a cash bar. Please invite your friends!

 

Meet the Libertarian Senate Candidate for New York

With two weeks to go, this might come as a shock to some of you – but the Trump-Clinton showdown is actually not the only New York election happening on November 8.

There is also a Senate seat in play. To be fair, Chuck Schemer seems to be safe (and might even secure the post of Speaker, if the Democrats take back the Senate), but there are still people challenging him.

Alex Merced, for example, a 30 year old Libertarian who has big plans for the future. First and foremost, he wants to be famous.

Read all about him in this Lady Liberty Votes feature published on Medium.

 

View story at Medium.com

Last Day to Register in New York

Friday, October 14, is the last day to register to vote in New York State.

So if you haven’t done it, go out, and do it now. NOW. 

You can do it online here.

Or if you want to enjoy some good food, while you do your last-minute registration, check out the hashtag #NoshtheVote.

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And if you already fulfilled your civic duty by registering, you can win some cool prizes by reminding your friends to do the same.

Just go to VotePlzand use their referral link to remind people.

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Pantsuit Power for Hillary

I can’t believe I missed this #PantsuitPower flashmob last week, but luckily there is video of it.

Over 170 dancers – all dressed in Hillary’s signature pantsuits – met at Union Square, New York’s prime spot for political action, and just danced, danced, danced.

 

“I wanted to bring some kind of humanity to her campaign, because I think humanity and love and humor tend to get lost when we’re in the heat of all of this,” the organizer, Celia Rowlson-Hall, told the Washington Post.

On the Ground with New Yorkers Volunteering for Clinton, Trump and Sanders

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After months of preparation and a three-week spree of intense campaigning, a radiant Hillary Clinton took to the stage in the ballroom of the Sheraton on Times Square. “There’s no place like home,” she told an energized crowd that repeatedly interrupted her with chants of “Hil-la-ry, Hil-la-ry.” In her New York primary victory speech, Clinton thanked all “the volunteers who have worked their hearts out” and encouraged others to sign up: “Be part of this campaign.”

Any presidential campaign needs volunteers, tens of thousands of enthusiastic supporters who give up their free time (and often their money) to champion their candidates. That’s no different in New York, where volunteers scoured the state going from door to door, making phone calls or organizing events.

And yet, volunteering varies — as a look at the Clinton, Trump and the suspended Sanders campaigns shows. Clinton’s volunteers are the most experienced and the most loyal, they are also closely tied to the offical campaign; Sanders’ were highly motivated, but loudly and vehemently demanded their independence, and Trump’s are few, and just as as outspoken and spur of the moment as the real estate mogul himself (shouting matches between volunteers and staffers included).

In that sense, the volunteers are a reflection of the candidates themselves.

A Lady Liberty Votes feature on Medium. Continue reading.

Events: Election Fever – The Contenders

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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
RSVP

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Events: Election Year in the Life of One Family

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Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson stages “Hungry”, the first in a three-play cycle introducing us to the Gabriels of Rhinebeck, New York. These three plays unfold in real time and track the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year.

The family discusses their lives and disappointments, and the world at large and nearby. As they struggle against the fear of being left behind, the family attempts to find resilience in the face of loss.

The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

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