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NOVEMBER 9, 2022 | GOTHAM GAZETTE
New York City Voters Approve Racial Justice Ballot Measures


NOVEMBER 9, 2022 | GOTHAMIST
Mayor Adams applauds vote making racial justice a priority in NYC


NOVEMBER 8, 2022 | POLITICO
New York City overwhelmingly supports racial justice ballot measures


NOVEMBER 8, 2022 | THE CITY
Voters Approve $4.2B Climate Spending 3 Equity Measures NYC


NOVEMBER 8, 2022 | Staten island advance
Election Day 2022: A voters’ guide to what’s on the Nov. 8 ballot


NOVEMBER 8, 2022 | NATIONAL REVIEW
NYC Ballot Initiatives Would Create Massive Racial-Equity Infrastructure in City Government


NOVEMBER 8, 2022 | GOTHAMIST
NYC voters back racial justice ballot proposals by wide margins


NOVEMBER 7, 2022 | DAILY KOS
Why vote yes to change the NYC Charter – even if you don’t live in NYC this concerns you


NOVEMBER 7, 2022 | NORWOOD NEWS
NAACP Bronx Branch to Voters: “Take Your Souls to the Polls & Vote Full Ballot”


NOVEMBER 7, 2022 | Patch
Voters Should Flip Over Ballot + $15mil Community Center Renovation


NOVEMBER 6, 2022 | mother jones
New York City Ballot Measures Promise to “Attack” Institutional Racism. What Does That Actually Mean?


november 3, 2022 | local today
NYC Public Advocate, local organizations are reminding Staten Island residents to turn over the ballot and vote


november 3, 2022 | staten island advance
NYC Public Advocate, local organizations remind Staten Islanders to flip the ballot and vote


november 2, 2022 | gotham gazette
Arguments For and Against Questions 2-4 on the 2022 New York City Ballot, Racial Justice Proposals


October 31, 2022 | brooklyn daily eagle
Rally Brings Awareness to Ballot Proposals


October 31, 2022 | GOTHAMIST
What we know about NYC’s ballot questions on racial justice


October 25, 2022 | qns.com
What Queens voters need to know ahead of the Nov. 8 General Election


October 20, 2022 | queens chronicle
Race-related measures on the ballot Nov. 8


October 11, 2022 | AMNY
Flip your ballot! New Yorkers can vote on three ballot questions addressing racial justice


October 10, 2022 | GOTHAMIST
New York City asks voters to take a stand on racial justice — at the ballot box


HARLEM WORLD MAGAZINE
Racial Justice Commission And NYC Elected Officials Call On Voters To #FliptheBallot


October 13, 2022 | Sing Tao
種族正義委員3項提案內容


October 12, 2022 | Sing Tao
種族正義委員會在大選3項提案 民選官員呼籲選民表達意見


OCTOBER 14, 2022 | CHINA PRESS
纽约市宪章修正提案座谈会 孟昭文等出席-侨报网


OCTOBER 14, 2022 | AMSTERDAM NEWS
What’s on the back of the ballot? NYC Racial Justice Commission’s Jennifer Jones-Austin explains


October 3, 2022 | EL DIARIO NY NUEVA YORK
¿Cuáles son las tres preguntas sobre la justicia racial que podrán responder los votantes de NYC en las elecciones de noviembre?


OCTOBER 3, 2022 | GLOBAL LIVE NY
What are the three racial justice questions that NYC voters will be able to answer in the November elections?


SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 | NY DAILY NEWS
What are the three racial justice questions that NYC voters will be able to answer in the November elections?


SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | POLITICS NY
Flip the Ballot: Voters have the chance to weigh-in on three racial equity ballot measures this Election Day


SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 | Gotham gazette
Races to Watch in New York’s 2022 General Election


SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 | QUEENS LATINO
Registración de votantes y 3 preguntas de justicia racial en papeleta


SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 | BLACK STAR NEWS
NYC Racial Justice Commission Commemoriates National Voter Registration Day


january 14, 2022 | next city
Racial Justice On the Ballot for New York City Voters This Fall


DecEMBER 30, 2021 | AMSTERDAM NEWS
Historic NYC Racial Justice Commission approves final ballot proposals to dismantle structural racism in city’s charter


DecEMBER 30, 2021 | IMPACTO LATINO
Racial Justice Commission presents proposals to dismantle systemic racism


DecEMBER 30, 2021 | QUEENS CHRONICLE
RJC finalizes ballot proposals for Nov. 8


DecEMBER 29, 2021 | CITY & STATE
Racial justice is coming to a New York City ballot near you


DecEMBER 29, 2021 | BKREADER
NYers Will Vote on These 3 ‘Landmark’ Proposals to Make the City More Racially Just


DecEMBER 29, 2021 | pix11
Racial Justice Commission: Ending systemic racism in NYC


DecEMBER 29, 2021 | sing tao
Qu Yuanyi, the only Chinese of the New York City Constitution Amendment Committee for Racial Justice: Eliminating structural racism is of great significance | Sing Tao


DecEMBER 29, 2021 | sing tao
The Commission for Racial Justice submits a report to be included in the referendum in the general election next November


DecEMBER 29, 2021 | wurd radio
WURD Reality Check with Charles Ellison


DecEMBER 29, 2021 | nbc4
Racial Justice Commission Ballot Proposals in NYC


DecEMBER 28, 2021 | cbs2
March Held To Deliver New York City Racial Justice Commission’s Ballot Proposals To City Clerk’s Office


DecEMBER 27, 2021 | CBS New york
New York City Racial Justice Commission Votes To Put 3 Proposals On 2022 General Election Ballot


DecEMBER 24, 2021 | si advance
NYC Racial Justice Commission invites New Yorkers to join in march to city clerk’s office with final ballot proposals


DecEMBER 13, 2021 | BROOKLYN PAPER
Racial Justice Commission Advances Recommendations to Scrub City of Structural Racism


DecEMBER 10, 2021 | gOTHAM GAZETTE
NYC Racial Justice Commission Approves Three Proposals for 2022 Ballot


DecEMBER 9, 2021 | AP
NYC Racial Justice Commission proposes ballot measures


DecEMBER 7, 2021 | the city
New Yorkers Will Get to Vote on Plans to Advance Racial Equity in the City


decEMBER 6, 2021 | bk reader
Racial Justice Commission Reviews Ballot Proposals for City Charter Inclusion


decEMBER 3, 2021 | the takeaway
What is the NYC Racial Justice Commission?


NOVEMBER 29, 2021 | gotham gazette
De Blasio’s Racial Justice Commission to Vote on Potential Ballot Proposals for City Charter Changes


NOVEMBER 12, 2021 | queens chronicle
The New York Racial Justice Commission seeks report input


NOVEMBER 11, 2021 | staten island advance
NYC Racial Justice Commission to host virtual public engagement session


NOVEMBER 11, 2021 | amsterdam news
City Hall’s Racial Justice Commission wants your input


NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | brooklyn paper
“East New York is Not for Sale”: Community Land Trust Community Seeks Hope in Racial Justice Commission


NOVEMBER 5, 2021 | bronx times
NYC for Racial Justice to hold public input meeting in the Bronx


October 31, 2021 | NORwood News
City Racial Justice Commission Discusses Racial Disparities in Health and Mental Health


October 14, 2021 | QUEENS CHRONICLE
Racial justice report finds six inequities


October 10, 2021 | daily news
Proposed preamble to NYC Charter emphasizing racial justice is on the way


October 8, 2021 | MSNBC
The Beat with Ari Melber


October 7, 2021 | Brooklyn paper
New Yorkers of Color Breakdown Structural Barriers in New Racial Justice Commission Report


October 7, 2021 | bk reader
Racial Justice Commission Finds Six Patterns of Racial Inequity to Tackle in NYC


October 7, 2021 | Racial Justice Commission
Historic NYC Racial Justice Commission Releases First Report


October 5, 2021 | Bronx 12
NYC Racial Justice Commission to release report on Thursday


September 2, 2021 | Queens Chronicle
New charter to upend structural racism?


September 1, 2021 | Zenger News
Historic New York Racial Commission Seeks to Revise City Charter


August 31, 2021 | Bronxnet
NYC Racial Justice Commission Hosts Public Input Session in the Bronx


August 5, 2021 | Brooklyn Paper
Brooklynites Testify Before City’s Racial Justice Commission


July 30, 2021 | Staten Island advance
Staten Islanders voice their concerns about disparities in the borough to NYC Racial Justice Commission


July 29, 2021 | Gotham Gazette
De Blasio Racial Justice Commission Launches Public Hearings Leading to Ballot Proposals


July 28, 2021 | Pix 11
NYC racial justice commission holds first listening session Thursday


July 28, 2021 | Staten island advance
NYC Racial Justice Commission to host first public input session on Staten Island


June 24, 2021 | Staten island advance
NYC Racial Justice Commission honors Juneteenth in discussion with civil rights advocates and community leaders


March 29, 2021 | Staten island advance
Yesenia Mata sees hope for New York City’s future as she represents Staten Island on new racial justice commission


March 23, 2021 | New york times
After Unrest and Protests, N.Y.C. Creates Group to Dismantle Structural Racism


March 23, 2021 | staten island advance
NYC mayor creates panel to examine structural racism in city; Staten Islander Yesenia Mata named


March 23, 2021 | wall street journal
Racial-Justice Commission Will Examine Inequities in New York City

Op-Ed


NOVEMBER 6, 2022 | MANHATTAN TIMES
Racial Justice on the Ballot Now / Justicia Racial en la Papeleta Ahora


NOVEMBER 7, 2022 | BK READER
After Two Years of Activism and Action, Racial Justice is on the Ballot


NOVEMBER 7, 2022 | JEWISH PRESS
Complete List: Jewish Press Endorsements For November 8th General Elections


October 24, 2022 | NY post
Vote ‘No’ on the three dangerous ‘equity’ proposals on NYC ballot


October 21, 2022 | el diario NY
Do we want to change the City Charter or not?


October 11, 2022 | CITY JOURNAL
New York’s Progressive Equity Agenda Creeps Forward


DecEMBER 30, 2021 | AMSTERDAM NEWS
Root out systemic racism


April 12, 2021 | CUNY TV
NYC’s Racial Justice Commission with Jennifer Jones Austin | Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV

Press Releases


OCTOBER 28, 2022 | NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL
On Day before Early Voting Starts, New York City Council Holds Day of Action to Remind Voters of Racial Justice Commission Ballot Proposals


OCTOBER 22, 2022 | black pr wire
On Nov 8, New York City Could Be First In The Nation To Pass Racial Equity Ballot Proposals


OCTOBER 12, 2022 | RACIAL JUSTICE COMMISSION
Racial Justice Commission (RJC) And NYC Elected Officials Call On Voters To #Fliptheballot 


DecEMBER 28, 2021 | mayor’s press office
Historic NYC Racial Justice Commission Approves Final Ballot Proposals Intended to Dismantle Structural Racism in the City’s Charter 


DecEMBER 27, 2021 | racial justice commission
Historic NYC Racial Justice Commission Approves Final Ballot Proposals Intended to Dismantle Structural Racism in the City’s Charter 


DecEMBER 9, 2021 | racial justice commission
NYC Racial Justice Commission Issues Statement on Passage of Int. No. 1867


NOVEMBER 5, 2021 | Racial Justice Commission
NYC for Racial Justice Public Engagement Campaign


March 23, 2021 | Mayor’s press office
A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Announces Nation’s First Ever Racial Justice Commission to Root Out Systemic and Institutional Racism

Video


NOVEMBER 9, 2022 | CBS NEW YORK
Racial justice measures move forward towards equitable New York City


NOVEMBER 9, 2022 | NEWS 12
NYC voters make their voice heard in three proposals


october 27, 2022 | NY 1
Former Racial Justice Task Force chair explains questions


october 24, 2022 | bronxtalk
Ballot Amendments


october 19, 2022 | DIÁLOGO ABIERTO
Campaña “Votee la Papeleta”


May 27, 2021 | NBC 4
Voters will decide on three questions about city charter on Election Day


May 27, 2021 | NBC 4
Looking at the Impact of NYC’s Racial Justice Commission

Podcasts & Radio


October 14, 2022 | MAX POLITICS PODCAST
Racial Justice Proposals on the New York City Ballot.


October 7, 2022 | SCHNEPS CONNECTS
Flip your Ballot on NYC Election Day and Vote for “A Just and Equitable City for All” with Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. Commissioner for NYC Racial Justice, Executive Director at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College


October 9, 2022 | WBAI CITY WATCH
City Watch with Jennifer Jones Austin, Jessica Ottney Mahar


May 27, 2021 | NBC 4
Looking at the Impact of NYC’s Racial Justice Commission