Power of Ten Update
In This Issue:
1. This American Life
2. Education, Not Discrimination
3. Ramapo Vote on September 30
4. Haitian Nurses Association Dinner
1) This American Life
All this weekend, East Ramapo was the topic of discussion at dinner tables around the country. National Public Radio aired an episode of “This American Life” called “A Not So Simple Majority”. The show can now be heard in its entirety embedded on our homepage. Follow the link to read the transcript or see photos on the NPR website.
2) Education, Not Discrimination
People continue to react to Superintendent Klein’s remarks about Latino students. There was another rally on Tuesday, even though the board meeting was cancelled.
Video of the rally is available here: http://youtu.be/j_DHcKIG3Ao
The rally was covered by Abeng News Magazine
The Journal News published a letter on the topic by Yours Truly
The next rally will take place on October 7, at 7:00 PM at the central adminiatration building, 105 S. Madison ave in Spring Valley
There is a FaceBook page for this rally, please invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487900958160521
There is a petition online regarding Dr. Klein’s offensive comments at: http://poweroften.us/east-ramapo-dont-discriminate/
3) Ramapo Vote September 30
There will be a special election for Town of Ramapo residents to decide if they want to adopt a ward system for the town council. This is a very important vote! Information is available at www.preserveramapo.org.
“Democracy functions best when it is representational. A ward system would allow Town officials to be more responsive to local issues. It would provide more opportunity for residents to have a place at the table and their voices heard. I encourage Ramapo residents to vote ‘Yes’ on both ballot questions at their regular polling places on September 30th.” Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern)
“Ramapo is one of the largest towns in the State and a ward system would benefit all the residents by encouraging more participation and debate among the Town’s diverse population. I urge residents to vote ‘Yes’ on the two ballot questions on September 30th. Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City)
4) HANA Dinner Dance
This Saturday, Sept. 20th, the Rockland Chapter of the Haitian American Nurses Association will be holding their Scholarship and Awards Fund Raising Gala 8pm at the Colonial Inn 545 Tappan Road, Norwood, NJ.
HANA volunteers services to communities in need both here and in Haiti as well as other countries in need. HANA also provides scholarships for Nursing School students in Haiti as well as Ramapo and Spring Valley High School Graduates.