Welcome to the third issue of the A4J Leader.
Only a few days to go until our 1st Fall Awards Reception - Friday, November 4, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Let me salute our honorees and our sponsors.
For fighting for our gallant first responders and communities victimized during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we salute John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation, and the LIN SING ASSOCIATION in Chinatown.
For standing with our public school children against bad education policies and the exclusion of parent voices, we salute Patrick Sullivan, Manhattan's representative on the Panel for Education Policy, and IS 303K parent activists Julia Daniely, Marylou Consolo and Eliot Wofse, along with high school student activist Priscilla Consolo.
For her vigilant and enduring effort to keep local government working for the residents of Lower Manhattan (while supporting freedom of expression by Occupy Wall Street), we salute Julie Menin, Chair of Community Planning Board 1.
For its incredible work addressing environmental challenges in Northern Manhattan, we salute WE ACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE under the leadership of Hon. Peggy Shepard.
For the power of their voices as new leaders fighting for public sector workers, we salute Anthony Wells, the President of Local 371, District Council 37, and Santos Crespo, President of Local 372, District Council 37.
We are proud to list some of our sponsors to date who are making this event possible. (We would be happy to add your name to our list of sponsors.)
Our Drum Majors for Justice ($2,500 or more) are Board President Arthur Z. Schwartz, whose support for Advocates for Justice makes this work possible, and the United Federation of Teachers, who graciously provided us with a great space for this Fall Awards Reception.
Our Champions of Righteousness ($1,000 - $2,499) are Mr. Darren Dougherty. Hon. Julie Menin, CSEA - Local 1000, Local 372 (District Council 37), Mr. John Feal and the Feal Good Foundation, and Local 983 (District Council 37).
Our People's Advocates ($500-$999) are Richard Bashner, Esq. & Dr. Audrey Buxbaum, Hon. Chris Owens, Stuart Salles, Esq., and Advocates for Justice Advisory Board member Bessie Wong.
Our Justice League Members ($250-499) are Hon. Jim Brennan (NY State Assembly), Hon. Joseph Crowley (U.S. House of Representatives), Ms. Mona Davids, Ms. Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters, Mr. Don Jacobs and In Concert Audio, Kenneth Sacks, Esq., and Local 1549 (District Council 37).
So please join us for a wonderful event that will leave you feeling good and with time left to go out and party on a Friday night. And if you purchase a basic ticket on-line by mid-day Friday, you can buy your $100 ticket for only $65! What a bargain!
You can also have your name or your organization's name included on our website, in our newsletters and in our program. Just click here and select the appropriate package, or give me a call directly at 212-285-1400.
Thank you for taking a moment to read our newsletter. As always, I hope you find it informative and helpful.