In Tuesday’s general election, there are 35 City Council races with more than one candidate on the ballot, as well as contests for Queens District Attorney, Civil Court, Surrogate and Supreme Court judges, and two proposals that would amend the state constitution in relation to debt limits.
“Disparities that we normally see in campaign fundraising were not apparent this time around in New York City,” said an analyst at the Brennan Center, which compared self-identified gender and race information for each candidate in a competitive June primary with their campaign finance records.
If passed, the proposed state amendment would require lawmakers to consider the environment in making legislative decisions, and New Yorkers would be able to sue if they believe their rights to a healthy environment are being violated.
‘The mayor’s commission’s proposal misses the mark, but the Council’s commission should propose steps that would both strengthen the boards’ technical capacity and maintain their independence from City Hall. ‘
‘Ayude a revertir la marea de deterioro de la democracia – diga Sí al presupuesto participativo en toda la ciudad este 6 de noviembre.’
‘Help reverse the tide of deteriorating democracy – say yes to city-wide participatory budgeting on November 6th.’
‘This is opening up the process in the manner of slashing one’s own wrists.’