Voter Engagement

Candidates Forum for the 35th Council District... TAKE TWO!

When: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Irondate Theater, 85 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene (between Lafayette and Fulton)

Missed the hugely successful candidates forum we co-hosted on June 28th?

This is your chance to ask questions of and hear from the candidates that want to represent you in the 35th District (Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy where Letitia James is the outgoing Council Member).

If you want to come as part of the FUREE crew, contact Lucas at 718-852-2960 x306 or email lucas [at] furee [dot] org. Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement

NYC Mayoral Forum on Affordable Neighborhoods

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Calvary/St. George’s Church – 4 Rutherford Pl. (East of 3rd Ave btwn 16th & 17th Sts (Manhattan)

Will our next mayor fight for tenants or greedy landlords and developers?

Our communities need real solutions to the affordable housing crisis and the wannabe mayors need to know we mean business!

Join FUREE, hundreds of fellow tenants, and our coalition partners at the Our City, Our Homes Mayoral Forum to learn more about each of the candidates affordable housing plans and how they will fight for us.  Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement

Candidates Forum for the 35th City Council District

When: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Brown Memorial Fellowship Hall - 484 Washington Ave.

(Gates Ave. entrance between Waverly Ave. and Washington Ave., Brooklyn)

In this critical election year, we can’t afford to miss opportunities to make our issues known and make the candidates work for our vote. 

Do you have questions? Come get answers!  Join FUREE and our friends at the Brown Community Development Corporation for this special event to hear each candidate’s responses to tough questions about issues like jobs, housing and access to services.

Confirmed candidates as of 6/12: Olanike Alabi, Laurie Cumbo, Ede Fox, Frank R. Hurley and Jelani Mashariki. Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement

Candidates Meet & Greet for City Council Districts 35 & 36, Brooklyn District Attorney and Brooklyn Borough President!

When: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Sanders Studios, 525 Waverly Avenue (between Fulton & Atlantic Avenues) in Brooklyn

2013 City-wide Elections are less than 4 months away! What does that mean for our communities? What does it mean for housing, jobs and justice? Get your concerns addressed and your questions answered!

Join the Brown Community Development Corporation, the Brooklyn Movement Center and Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE)** on Monday, May 20th to talk directly with the candidates!
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Campaigns: Voter Engagement

ACTION ALERT: Help Re-open the Gowanus Community Center!

Gowanus Houses, Brooklyn, NY
Help in the fight to reopen the Gowanus Community Center!

The Center is where FUREE set up relief efforts following the loss of heat, electricity and hot water following Hurricane Sandy. When relief efforts ended, the Center went right back to doing what it did: nothing.

Volunteers are needed to help survey residents on what programs they would like to see there.
FUREE In the Media

Skip the Entertainment, Groups Want Jobs and Housing from Atlantic Yards

MetroFocus, 09/25/2012 -

The Barclays Center is built. The ribbon has been cut. To open the Brooklyn arena, none other than Jay-Z (also an investor in the home-team Brooklyn Nets) is playing eight shows starting Friday night — and they’re all sold out. Read more »

Chaos or Community? - FUREE's 10th Annual Convention

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

St. Joseph High School, 80 Willoughby St, Downtown Brooklyn; followed by a march for jobs, housing and justice at 4pm

Fall Apart or Fight Together for Jobs, Housing and Justice! Read more »

Voter Engagement for Empowerment Project

Our work is guided by our organizational assessment that we are fighting institutional racism, sexism and classism. Our members understand that we will never create a just society until we eliminate the structures that perpetuate inequities. At an organizational planning session in 2004, members decided that we could increase our ability to change policies that will create exits from poverty if we added non-partisan electoral work to our arsenal of tactics and that that work would have to be integrated in all FUREE campaigns.  Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement

Participatory Budgeting: You Decide How to Spend $1M!


UPDATE: We won 1st and 2nd place for the Participatory Budgeting projects our members supported in Councilman Steve Levin's district!  

That means $400K for NYCHA playgrounds and $325K to repair and re-open the Gowanus Community Center.  Congrats to all our members, resident leaders and allies who threw down these last several months and to the hundreds of additional voters we turned out.  Thanks for all your hard work.  

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Campaigns: Voter Engagement

ELECTION SEASON: You Ready to Rock the Vote?

Voters will help decide what direction NYC heads in on Election Day, November 5th. We will have a new mayor, comptroller, public advocate, new district attorneys for Kings County and New York County, new borough presidents and an array of newly elected city council members. FUREE wants to make sure you're ready to participate in the vote that will shape the future of our city!
Campaigns: Voter Engagement
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