Next YDC Meeting TBD
Friday, July 20th, 6:30 PM
2579 Barry Court, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Tuesday, July 17th, 5:30 PM
Outdoor Location TBD
By Larry Kilian and Mary Jane Kilian
Low voter turnout, particularly among young people, has reached crisis proportions – and few people seem to notice. In terms of the percent of people voting, the United States ranks near the bottom among developed countries; New York ranks near the bottom among states. If we do nothing, we can expect fewer than 20% of 18 to 24-year-olds to vote in the coming mid-term election. We need to act now to increase voter registration and turnout.
What have your first three months in office brought?
They’ve brought many things I did expect: the dynamics of working with the department heads and the town board members, for example. But I didn’t expect that more than a full month would be devoted to storm prep, storm management, and storm cleanup.