Here in New York City, we have an elected official called the Public Advocate, whose job is to act as ombudsperson for New Yorkers. Their goal is to represent the needs of everyday New Yorkers and ensure the city government within the city government. Our previous Public Advocate, Leticia James, was elected as the state's Attorney General in late 2018, so there will be special election to fill the role in February. (You can read more about the Public Advocate's office on the NYC.gov website.)
This Saturday, the West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club will be hosting a Q&A for Public Advocate candidates. Harlem residents are welcome to join us and meet the candidates, and get their questions answered so they can be informed before the February election.
The event will be on January 26th at noon, held at Manhattanville Community Center, 530 West 133rd St.