Report from Senator Squadron's Community Convention

Daniel L. Squadron

April 12, 2010

On Sunday, State Senator Daniel Squadron hosted his second annual 25th District Community Convention, bringing together more than 300 community members to discuss legislative and community priorities.

The convention started with a plenary session, where Senator Squadron noted that, as demonstrated by those in attendance, “there are an extraordinary number of people who stand willing to take time from busy and demanding lives to become citizen activists.”  Participants then broke up into 23 different discussion groups, where moderators sought input on topics that included housing, education, transportation and ethics reform.

Senator Squadron received valuable feedback from these discussion groups, and will use these thoughts, ideas and concerns to shape his policies at home and in Albany.  Joining the community members at the convention were U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, and Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh.  The convention closed with a reception, where Senator Squadron continued the discussion with participants over refreshments.