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Debate: The Patriot Act

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Debate: NYYRC, DL21C and The NY Sun Present:
Non-Partisan Elections: Empowering Voters or
Dismantling Democracy?

Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century,
The NY Young Republican Club and The New York Sun present:

"The Charter Revision Proposal:
Non-Partisan Elections: Empowering Voters or Dismantling Democracy?"

Featuring:

In opposition to the proposal:

The Hon. Herman "Denny" Farrell - NY Democratic State Party Chair,
State Assemblyman
Howard Wolfson - National Democratic Strategist

In support of the proposal:

Alan Gartner - Executive Director of the New York City Charter
RevisionCommission
Fred Siegel - Professor of History, The Cooper Union

Moderated by:
Errol Louis - Associate Editor, The New York Sun

Wednesday, October 15, 2003
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Shelburne Murray Hill Hotel
303 Lexington Avenue (bet 37 & 38 St)

Admission is Free


 

Topic
CURTIS & KUBY LIVE
When

Thursday, April 25, 2002
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where
Tamany Hall (NY Film Academy)
100 East 17th Street (off Park Avenue)
4th Floor

 

The Debaters:

On the left:
Ron Kuby - Attorney & co-host of WABC-Radio's popular Curtis & Kuby Show

On the right:
Curtis Sliwa- founder of the Guardian Angels &
co-host of WABC-Radio's popular Curtis & Kuby Show

~ Co-sponsored by the New York Young Republican Club &
Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century ~


 

Topic
The Rumble for New York
When
May 24, 2001
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where
The Wollman Auditorium at the Cooper Union
51 Astor Place, between Third & Fourth Aves.

The Debaters:

On the left:
Ron Kuby - Attorney & co-host of WABC-Radio's popular Curtis & Kuby Show

On the right:
Curtis Sliwa- founder of the Guardian Angels &
co-host of WABC-Radio's popular Curtis & Kuby Show

~ Co-sponsored by the New York Young Republican Club &
Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century ~



Topic
Gun Control
When
November 30, 2000
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where
Goddard Riverside Community Center
595 Columbus Avenue @ 88th Street
Resolved:     Laws concerning the private ownership of guns should be significantly altered or eliminated to strengthen the right of the individual to keep and bear arms.

The Debaters:

On the left:
Anna Lewis - Attorney, Community Activist
Errol T. Louis - Professor of Sociology, Pratt Institute

On the right:
Mark Smith - Attorney & Adjunct Professor of Gun Law, University of Kansas
Niger Innis - National Spokesman, Congress of Racial Equality

~ Co-sponsored by the New York Young Republican Club &
Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century ~


 

Topic
Education Reform
When
April 27, 2000 starting at 7 p.m.
Where
The Source of Life Conference Center
22 West 34th Street, 5th Floor

 

Resolved:    The system by which education is provided should be significantly changed to better foster achievement and accountability.

 

The Debaters :

On the left:
Randi Weingarten - President, United Federation of Teachers
Bill Thompson - President, NY City Board of Education

On the right:
Candace de Russy - Trustee, State University of New York
Sol Stern - Contributing Editor, City Journal




Topic
Free Markets & Individual Rights
When
Wednesday, October 13, 1999
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where
NY Academy of Science,
2 East 63 St, 4th Floor

 

Resolved:     Free markets and individual rights better foster fairness and equality for minorities and the poor in America than social programs and government regulation.

 

The Debaters:

On the left:
Elizabeth Abzug - Business Consultant and Community Activist
Peter Noel - Columnist for the Village Voice

On the right:
Niger Innis - National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality.
Greg Rehmke - Foundation for Economic Education

Moderated By: Tamar Jacoby - Manhattan Institute Fellow and Author of Someone Else's House, a book on America's Struggle for Integration.