Elections and a country divided
At the Nov. 15, 2017 General Tenants Meeting, Norman Lafond, Chair of the Manhattan Policy Forum, outlined why our country is so divided electorally. Few people actually go to the polls in this country. The only people who regularly turn out to vote are the most motivated - and that often means those who feel the most strongly about a particular issue. That leads candidates to play to those small interest groups, and that leads to further division. The upshot: If we want a less divided country, more people have to get out and vote. (The Catch-22: how to motivate people to do that?) There was a rousing discussion, with tenants on both sides of the aisle civilly raising their points. An excellent example of democratic debate!
will talk about our credit (whether paying rent on time should become part of our credit report, which it isn't now), and why the buses don't work - as well as other topics under his purview as NYC's Comptroller.
In between, the tenant association's Board and Floor Captains have a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.