NEW YORK — DemocracyNYC will host “Get Out the Vote in the Boogie Down Bronx!,” on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Roberto Clemente Plaza at The Bronx.
The Get Out the Vote campaign is free and open to the public — aimed at community and voter engagement to ensure that The Bronx has all the resources needed to vote in the general election while celebrating LatinX culture. The organizers have partnered with the Hispanic Federation, Pregones PRTT, The Civic Engagement Commission, The People’s Bus, and the Third Avenue Bid to hold this undertaking.
The three-hour event will feature performances by DeLaCeiba, Caridad de La Luz, Jarana Beat, and People of Earth. It will also have Latina food from the local business, Coffee Delight Diner, and community resources, including the vaccine bus.
The People’s Bus, parked on-site, is a retired city bus that the city has previously used to transport people detained on Rikers Island. It has been transformed into a community center on wheels to engage people in NYC’s civic life. Yazmany Arboleda, a Colombian-American artist who creates living sculptures, designed the People’s Bus.
DemocracyNYC is a nonpartisan mayoral initiative focused on increasing voter participation and civic engagement in NYC. Currently, DemocracyNYC is focusing on encouraging voters to participate in local elections. See multilingual resources created for the General Election at: on.nyc.gov/NovResources.
The New York City Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) is a city agency that promotes civic participation through participatory budgeting, providing support to community boards, and serving language access needs of limited English proficient New Yorkers at poll sites.