2021 Mayoral Forum on Educational Equity in NYC

May 24th from 6-8PM

Hosted by Achievement First Public Charter Schools, Democracy Prep Public Schools, and Civic Builders

Join us in virtual conversation with 2021 Mayoral candidates to discuss education, equity, and community in NYC. Each candidate will share their platform and answer questions from our diverse community of scholars, families and educators. Register below to join us May 24th from 6-8PM.

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Candidate Attendees

Kathryn Garcia is a lifelong New Yorker and former Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation where she led the world’s largest municipal waste management, recycling, street cleaning and snow response agency. A former interim chair and CEO of NYCHA, and COO of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Kathryn has overseen some of the most ambitious projects and reforms in New York. Kathryn is running for mayor of New York City to bring the experience and leadership necessary to deliver strong services that improve the everyday lives of New Yorkers and build a more sustainable, equitable city for our future. 

Ray McGuire – Raised by a single mother and his grandparents in Dayton, Ohio, Ray McGuire and his two brothers didn’t have much growing up. But they had family, faith, church, a loving home and a deep-seated belief that education was their ticket to anywhere.

Learn why New York City hip hop legends Jay-Z, Diddy, Nas, & Steve Stoute all endorse Ray. Check out their conversation on why Ray McGuire is the best candidate to lead NYC’s comeback.

Andrew Yang – I moved to New York City 25 years ago. I came of age, fell in love, and became a father here. Seeing our City the way it is now breaks my heart. What we do in the coming months will determine our city’s trajectory for decades. I am running for mayor because I see a crisis — and I believe I can help.

Moderated By

Myles Miller is a duPont-Columbia, Edward R. Murrow and Emmy® Award-winning journalist who covers crime, the courts and general assignment news for WNBC-TV. He joined NBC’s flagship station in October 2019. He was previously the deputy press secretary for the Fire Department of the City of New York, and White House correspondent for The Daily. He is a graduate of Democracy Prep Bronx Prep, and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Association of Black Journalists, the New York Press Club and the National Forensics League.

Additional Participating Organizations

Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School
The American Dream School
Uncommon Schools
Public Prep
Coalition for Community Charter Schools
DREAM Charter School

Hyde Leadership Charter School Bronx
Classical Charter Schools
KIPP NYC
Zeta Charter Schools
New York Charter School Association

Key Voting Dates for NYC Primary Election

Last Day to Register to Vote:

May 28th

Last Day to Change Your Address:

June 2nd

*If already registered to vote

Early Voting Runs from

Saturday June 12th - Sunday, June 20th

Election Day is

Tuesday, June 22nd

Polls are open from 6am-9pm