If you didn’t make it to Thursday night’s People’s Forum, you missed a moment of democracy in action. There was standing room only, and the Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice coordinators did a great job of keeping it running smoothly, clarifying candidate answers and allowing the public to register their approval or disapproval by quietly holding up green or red cards.

When Annie Lomshek finished the request for a climate/sustainability advisory board, and an official Manhattan CO2 emissions reduction goal there were a very large number of green cards that went up and a big applause.

No candidate could come away thinking this is an issue they could ignore. More than that, a People’s Forum has suddenly become a fixture for political campaigns in Manhattan. Thank you MAPJ and all the participating organizations for introducing this forum to our community.

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Bill Dorsett

1715 Leavenworth St.

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