Race for Mayor 2013: Candidates Tackle Issues of Low-income New Yorkers

Over a thousand people attended our "Race for Mayor 2013: What's in it for Low-income New Yorkers?" forum, moderated by Brian Lehrer of WNYC.  The February 28th event featured candidates Sal Albanese, Tom Allon, Adolfo Carrión Jr., Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Christine Quinn, and Bill Thompson responding to questions on issues that directly impact the city's low-income residents. From how to strengthen the linkage between education and jobs for our young people, to paid sick leave, to raising the minimum wage, and more, the candidates engaged in a sometimes contentious but always informative discussion.

CSS co-sponsored the event with 32BJ SEIU, The Center for Popular Democracy , City Limits, and United NY.  Here's a sampling of press coverage

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Watch the entire forum here:

Check out our Voter Guide for more from the candidates on issues that emerged as key priorities among respondents to our 2012 annual survey of low-income New Yorkers, The Unheard Third.   

Stay tuned for details and sign-up info for our upcoming April forum, when mayoral hopefuls will respond to issues of top concern to our city's public housing residents. 

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