Beyond the Vote: Getting Involved to Facilitate Change

By Anita Brown, collegewide career development coordinator

September 8, 2016

 Margaret Mead said, “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed that’s all that ever has.”

What do you do when you believe in something so strongly that you feel compelled to bring about change? It can be as simple as getting involved.

Please join SUNY Empire for the first of our three collegewide “Get Out the Vote Campaign” events this Fall.  On Tuesday, September 20, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in six SUNY Empire locations, we will be hosting “Beyond the Vote: Getting Involved to Facilitate Change,” a panel presentation which will focus on how to become involved in causes or campaign issues and how to become an advocate and a voice for a person, party or cause when speaking on behalf of a group; whether you are looking to engage in your community at a local or a national level. 


Kate Breslin, President, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
Lorie Longhany, former Democratic Chair
Richard Seibert, Republican Chair
Pamela Malone, SUNY Empire State College, union representative, being involved in the election process
Anita DeCianni-Brown, SUNY Empire State College, former school board member

Event Locations:

Latham: 21 British American Boulevard Latham, NY
Cheektowaga/Buffalo: AppleTree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Suite 34, Cheektowaga, NY
Hartsdale: 210 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY
Manhattan: 350 Hudson Street, Manhattan, NY
Old Westbury: 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, NY (on the SUNY Old Westbury College campus)
Rochester: 680 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY

Discussions will be driven and encouraged by attendee questions.  If you have a question or topic you would like addressed at the event, please submit in advance to  

$5 Amazon eCards will be awarded to anyone who submits a question, registers and attends the event!  Register for the event at:

This event is open to the public.  Virtual attendance is will also be available through live stream on ESC-TV from 5:30 -7:00 p.m. and panel will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  

Future Events include:

October 26 – The 2016 Election and Campaigns:  ESC Faculty Analysis and Perspectives
November 7 – World Café, Election Eve Event

Let’s Get Out the Vote!

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