Please join us Tuesday, March 19 at 10am for a
Civics Workshop by Ben Yee
Real Politics 101: Topics such as: Political Geography, The Party Structure in America, and How to Engage in the existing system for real effect.The systems and procedures that drive democracy are often obscured from the view from the very people it's meant to serve. This workshop opens up these topics, and others, which are ignored by political science classes, the media and even Wikipedia pages.
For the last ten years, Ben Yee's passion has been engaging people in the most local decision making of their own government -- exposing some of the most obscure processes in politics and helping communities elect new representatives.
In the wake of Trump, this work intensified.
Interest in politics surged, and he started teaching civic workshops throughout the five boroughs at activist events, nonprofits, and schools. In the last two years,Ben has spoken to thousands of New Yorkers and where he went, people could always agree on one thing: Our government does everything it can to hide how the system works and keep people in the dark so that powerful electeds, party bosses, and wealthy interests can dictate the future of the city.
Benjamin Yee was a fundraiser and Digital Director for Barack Obama in 2008. He later worked for the NY State Senate’s CIO’s office and good government think tank Reinvent Albany. Politically, Ben has served at every level of the Young Democrats, including VP of the Young Democrats of America. Ben is the founder of ShiftSpark, an online tool for Citizen Lobbying. He is also Secretary of the NY County Democratic Party and State Committeeman for NY’s 66th Assembly District. He most recently ran for Public Advocate in the 2019 Special Election.
Come hear Benjamin Yee civics lesson that he has been been presenting to groups across the city for the last 2 years.
This event is free and open to the public,
but you must register to be admitted.