September Update: New Reading Material & Upcoming Event Info

As we begin a new school year with a wider range of issues to dedicate ourselves to, YPPG members should stay up-to-date on our three areas of focus for our 2017-18 advocacy agenda: voting rights (specifically, our progress on the Young Voter Act), school integration, and environmental justice in New York City.

Also, YPPG will be attending the Youth Action March on Saturday, October 7th from 12-3pm. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.

Enjoy the suggested reading below...

Voting Rights

“California and New York Push to Lower Voting Age” - Teen Vogue

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/california-and-new-york-push-to-lower-voting-age       *featuring Assemblymember Robert Carroll*

School Integration

“City Introduces Controversial Plan to Diversify Schools in District 1” - DNA Info

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170913/lower-east-side/diversity-plan-district-1-schools-controlled-choice

“Education by the Numbers” - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/magazine/education-by-the-numbers.html

Environmental Justice

“Neighbors Sue Williamsburg Trash Dump to Get it to Clean Up its Act” - DNA Info

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170901/east-williamsburg/brooklyn-transfer-five-star-carting-trash-waste-transfer-facility-trade-waste

“Mayor de Blasio: NYC Will Be First City to Mandate that Existing Buildings Dramatically Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions” - NYC.gov

http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/587-17/mayor-de-blasio-nyc-will-be-first-city-mandate-existing-buildings-dramatically-cut#/0