East Ramapo Candidates Forum Today

Power of Ten Update

In this Issue:

  1. Candidates Forum Today
  2. Online Petition over 3,500!
  3. Is Divisiveness Dangerous?
  4. East Ramapo Student featured on NPR

1) Candidates Forum Today:

Thursday May 9, at 6:30 pm

Louis Kurtz Center, 9 N. Main St in Spring Valley

NAACP and other community organizations have teamed up to provide the community an opportunity to get to know the candidates and the issues.  All are invited.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/149441745236212/

Before the Forum, tune in to the East Ramapo Underground Radio Show on WRCR-1300AM right after the ten o’clock news.

2) Save East Ramapo Petition has 3,500 signatures!!!

Thank you to all who have signed the petition for the “Save East Ramapo” bill. This bill gives the NYS Commissioner of Education more power to intervene in East Ramapo

This petition is open to all people, regardless of your age, residency status, or where you live, so please invite all your friends far and near


Join the Petition Event on Facebook:

3) Is Divisiveness Dangerous?

An important new article from The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange examines the impact of divisiveness in East Ramapo.

The author, a professor of journalism at CUNY, has masterfully captured the clearest picture of our divided community by interviewing not just the politicians and activists, but the ‘regular’ people:

“Their kids, the private kids, and our kids, they’re the same amount of American, you know,” said Elsa Palma, in Spanish from behind a glass counter filled with cosmetics. “We’re in America. Everyone deserves a chance.”

I hope everyone will take time to read this article:

4) East Ramapo Student featured on NPR THIS AM at 11:00

Olivia Castor, Spring Valley High School senior and Vice President of the Spring Valley NAACP Youth Council will appear on the WNYC Brian Lehrer Show this morning in the 11:10 segment.

Ms. Castor will be attending Harvard University in September 2013. You may remember her presentation at the Save Our Schools Forum in April. She was recently featured in Benjamin Wallace-Wells NY Magazine story “Them and Them.”