New Roosevelt continues to fight for redistricting reform as part of the ReShapeNY coalition. Earlier this year the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) released a new set of maps for public comment.
To see “The 20 Ugliest Gerrymandered Districts” take a look at this slideshow in the New York Observer’s Politicker. The new proposed Senate District encompassing Roosevelt Island was affectionately named in this article “Swimming Frog Gives Birth.”
New Yorkers deserve a more effective State Constitution, a more effective state government, a more effective civic process and a more effective economy.
To accomplish that goal New Roosevelt launched the Citizens’ Committee for an Effective Constitution, a coalition of opposites, building http://effectiveny.org to host public discussion of the New York State Constitution and serve as a non-partisan platform for how to best reform the constitution and create effective change on issues including campaign finance reform and redistricting.
In addition $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to winners of a statewide Law School scholarship essay competition focusing on constitutional issues. Learn more about how to enter at http://effectiveny.org/essay-contest
The launch was first reported by Associated Press Albany Capitol Editor Michael Gormley and was carried by statewide print, web, broadcast and new media outlets including the Associated Press; Niagara Gazette; Daily Gazette; Democrat and Chronicle; Post-Standard; Saratogian; LoHud.com; Journal News; Poughkeepsie Journal; Staten Island Advance; Long Island Press; News 10.
New Roosevelt is continuing its fight to make New York’s legislature the best in the nation, by focusing on systemic problem in our State’s government that can be traced back to the New York State Constitution. Please forward this on to any graduate or law students who might be interested in spending a semester or more joining us in our original research studying the Constitution of New York and all fifty states.
While gyms around New York City can cost more than $100 a month, you may want to consider one of more than 40 local New York City Parks Recreation Centers, many of which have indoor pools. As part of the BeFitNYC program you can visit any center for free on the first Monday of the month, with free memberships for youth under 18, $25 membership for seniors 62 and up, and $100 or $150 for centers with without and with a pool, respectively for the year.
On many Sundays this Summer I joined Hazon for their free summer rides to Katonah and Nyack. I recently to put these training rides to good use by supporting Transportation Alternatives, the City’s advocates for pedestrians, bicycling, and public transit, as participant in this year’s NYC Century, where many of us biked 78+ miles around Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
This summer I joined more than 400+ swimmers for the annual 1K Brooklyn Bridge Swim across the East River. I invite you to join me next year for the swim and join the sponsor NYC Swim in taking back our rivers for a City that will one day have more accessible and sustainable waterways. You can click here to watch last year’s swim on YouTube.
After trying and failing to lose weight through healthy diet alone, �I learned that I need to add exercise to the weight loss equation. Joining Asphalt Green and religiously attending their evening group classes has helped me to be in better shape at 30 years old than I was in my late-twenties with weight loss of 15 pounds since my last newsletter and the completion of my first triathlon in Central Park.
My legal practice which provides corporate and litigation services continues to grow. Congratulations to A-List Staff, which recently launched aliststaff.com. If you are in the service industry and looking for staff, please visit the site and support this business.
Congratulations to SandInYourShoes.org, built by Kallos Consulting, on its recent site launch. The site was founded by a former Managing Editor of the Queens Tribune to provide a new frank local voice to Queens residents disappointed in local government and journalism. Please visit the site to join the virtual town hall, read and comment on the editorials, find out about local events, and browse one of the largest collections of local historic photographs out there on the net.
You may have noticed a trend of saving the best for last as a reward for those of you who read all of my updates, so here you go:
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