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2016: A big THANK YOU to ALL for a memorable year!

Today marks the third anniversary of this group! This year, without a doubt, has been a remarkable year — I would like to take this moment to share some of the highlights from 2016:

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Thank you @MeetupHQ for producing this video

In many ways, this short video summarizes what we do here.

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Upcoming Presidential Debate Watch Paries

The NYCPF is proud to partner with other local groups and businesses to host each of the three Presidential Debates.

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The Policy Forum: Immigration, Economic, and Foreign Policies of the 2016 Candidates

As we enter the final stages of the 2016 Presidential Election season, we'll conduct a three-part "Policy Forum" to examine each Candidate's proposed policies.

Our aim is to go beyond the mere campaign rhetoric, sloganeering, or platitudes to examine the substantive policy positions in-depth. We'll compare and contrast the policy positions of the four candidates nominated by the Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Republican Parties.

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"Movement Politics" -- a special three-part series examing the movers and shakres

The "Movement Politics" series explore the various social movements, political forces, and coalitions that aim to bring about certain political changes, reforms or outcomes in furtherance of advancing a particular ideology.

The "Movement Politics" series are purely intended to be for discussion purposes only, as the NYCPF does not endorse or advocate on behalf of any groups or organizations.

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The NYC Political Forum is now 1,000-members strong!

We're proud to announce today that we've reached a significant milestone, as the 1,000th member joined the Group!

There's a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for public discourse, given that we're entering into the final stages of a heated Election Year Cycle.

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A Launching of The NYCPF Book Club!

Very excited to be launching our very own Book Club!

Here are the reasons why you should attend The NYCPF Book Club discussions:

• Are you constantly looking for and / or offering book recommendations?

• Do you have an insatiable appetite for reading?

• Do you have an "eclectic" taste in books that you wish to share with others?

• Do you enjoy in-depth and insightful discussions based on a subject matter that only a book can offer?

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It's up to you, New York!

Here's a short poetic piece in a spirit of this crucial pre-election contest:

Come one, come all
Let's cheer and jeer the victory and concession speeches
Some of the Candidates have returned "Home" to New York

For they wish to express their "New York State of Mind"
While others simply hope to be part of it, New York, New York
The candidates are running in their vagabond shoes

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Presidential Mock Debate: Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders vs. Gary Johnson

In some ways, this Debate is one of the forms of the ultimate exercise of participatory democracy at the grassroots level.

There are many ways to get involved in the democratic process — organize and advocate on a grassroots level; part take in the get-out-the-vote efforts; organize or attend fundraisers, etc.

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Happy 2016 ~ a launching of

Happy 2016 ~ a launching of

As we usher in the New Year -- during an important Presidential Election cycle -- I'm excited to announce the launching of the website!