VOTE Today, Community Forum Saturday

Power of Ten Update

In This Issue:

1. Vote on Tuesday, Sept 9
2. What have we learned from Ferguson?
3. Rally for Education, not Discrimination (continued)

1) Vote on Tuesday, Sept 9

What happens in local elections does affect our situation in the schools.  It is important for us all to go out and vote.  To vote in a party primary election, you need to be a member of that party.

Unfortunately, with the cutbacks that have affected local media, there is very little local information available. The Journal News used to do interviews and endorsements, but no more. This article is all I could find about local candidates.

Fortunately, another local media outlet,, still does local election coverage and endorsements.

In depth Info on these candidates is available from Preserve Ramapo:

Democratic Primary:

Christine Theodore for Ramapo Town Justice

Ken Zebrowski for NY State Assembly 96th District

Zephyr Teachout and Timothy Wu NY Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Republican Primary:

Dan Castricone NY State Assembly 98th District

Preserve Ramapo has also done excellent coverage on East Ramapo issues over the years. A search of the site reveals 365 references to East Ramapo.  A special thanks is owed to Michael Castelluccio, the webmaster.

2) What have we learned from Ferguson?

A Community Forum presented by Wake Up Rockland. The program will feature a panel and a Q&A session with the community. Panelists include Wilbur T. Aldridge, Ashley Okonkwo, Sheriff Louis Falco and Rev. Weldon McWilliams IV.

Saturday, Sept 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, 6 Rev Dr. McWilliams Way (Hoyt St) in Spring Valley

Join the event on Facebook

Sponsored by the Spring Valley Branch (NAACP), Power of Ten, and Rockland Coalition To End The New Jim Crow

3) Rally for Education, not Discrimination (continued)

At the August 19 school board meeting, Dr. Klein proposed an “alternate transitional program” for Hispanic students. He made it clear that the students would not be registered in high school, but rather be provided with free food and English lessons. His comments were deeply offensive. Many from the community went to the next board meeting on Sept 2nd to protest. We will continue the protest on Sept 16th. Please also sign the petition at:

En la reunión de la junta escolar el 19 de agosto, el Dr. Klein propone un “programa de transición alternativo” para los estudiantes hispanos. Dijo que los estudiantes no se registrarían en la escuela secundaria, en su lugar tendrán comida gratis y lecciones de inglés. Sus comentarios fueron profundamente ofensivos. Muchos de la comunidad fueron a la próxima reunión del Consejo el 2 de septiembre para protestar. Vamos a continuar la protesta el 16 de septiembre. Por favor también firmar la petición en:

Tuesday Sept 16 at 7:00 PM
East Ramapo District Office Building
105 South Madison ave, Spring Valley

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