VIRTUAL CHAPTER MEETING, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1 – 3 PM.
The 2020 election; A Retrospective and Conversation. What will the post-election landscape look like? Will there be definitive results? Legal wrangling in the courts? Mobilization in the streets?
Frank Deale (the courts and the election): Professor, CUNY Law School, and former Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He has written extensively on human and labor rights and has been honored with multiple awards for his legal work and teaching.
Peter Hogness (grassroots movements election organizing before and after November 3rd); Editor of Clarion for 14 years and currently a grassroots organizer working with marginalized voters in key battleground states. See his recent Op-Ed in the Guardian on this — https://tinyurl.com/HognessOpEd.
Ed Ott (labor and the election); Former Executive Director the NYC Central Labor Council; co-editor New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement; Distinguished Lecturer, Joseph S Murphy Institute for Worker Education (now SLU)
Bobbie Sackman (senior issues and key NYS elections): A leading expert on issues facing the elderly and a well-known advocate for the importance of providing community-based senior services to diverse populations. Her legislative advocacy, with NYSARA and other organizations, has helped win millions of city, state and federal dollars for services for older New Yorkers
Mike Fabricant: Professor at the CUNY School of Social Work, former First VP of the PSC who heads the union’s legislative advocacy in Albany and at City Hall. He has published widely, most recently on public higher education and the pushback against austerity funding.
(NOTE: Retiree chapter meetings are normally the first Monday of the month. November is the exception, given that the chapter had to shift to the secod Monday to do a post-election sum-up)