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NY CD-11 Town Hall

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Why Plan A Town Hall?

South Brooklyn and Staten Island have organized to create NY-11 Town Hall, an evening of learning and conversation about issues facing Congressional District 11, currently represented in Congress by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY). The event will be held at the Bay Ridge Manor on Wednesday, April 19.

Created in response to broad-sweeping changes in the federal government, NY-11 Town Hall is an opportunity for the public to listen to and ask questions of experts in: education, environmental sustainability, equality, health care, housing, and immigration. Questions for the panel can be submitted in advance through

The event was timed with the upcoming congressional recess to enable Rep. Donovan's attendance. However, he has formally refused the invitation and will not attend.

The Congressman has not hosted a town hall since his 2015 election and we believe it is time that he checks in face-to-face with a large number of his constituents, well before his 2018 campaign. Furthermore, we will not let Donovan's silence be our district's ignorance. In collaboration with several community groups, we have taken a proactive approach to informing and empowering our neighbors.

Several prominent organizations will co-sponsor the event, including: Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), New York State Nurses Association, Jericho Project, Veterans for Peace, Arab American Family Support Center.

Initiated by Fight Back Bay Ridge, NY-11 Town Hall was organized in collaboration with Bay Ridge Democrats Action Committee, South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance, and Staten Island Women Who March.

NY 11 Town Hall is a free event. RSVPs are limited. 

Why We Need Funding.

We must cover the space rental, sound equipment, promotional flyers in a variety of languages, and informational handouts for the day of the event.

$1 - Sends one "Wish You Were Here" postcard (including postage) to Dan Donovan's office from a Town Hall participant

$5 - Creates 3 "engagement bags" with follow-up materials for participants (all materials)

$10 - Pays for participation stickers for 25 participants

$15 - Balloons!

$20 - Prints 100 copies of flyers in a variety of languages so we can reach people in our neighborhood who will attend the event

$25 - Provides one microphone for the evening

$50 - Coffee for everyone!

$100 - Ensures that 100 "Wish You Were Here" postcards will be delivered to Donovan's office

$200 - Provides all sound amplification we need to rent for the evening, plus two mics, and ensures mingle music before/after the event

$300 - Projection screen for event, which includes slideshow and video streaming

All contributions are appreciated. Thank you!

Visit  to RSVP and propose a question.


  • Jeanne Solomon
    • $10 
    • 7 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Mallory McMahon
Brooklyn, NY
Alan W Holt

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