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May in Review
06/01/2021
May in Review

May in Review

PFT5 stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine as they endure the current oppressive occupation of their land at the hands of the state of Israel. Below are our May publications. Free PalestineWritten by Editorial Committee Illustration by XioWe are an organization that supports indigenous s...

Plea for the Fifth stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine as they endure the current oppressive occupation of...
05/27/2021
Free Palestine

Plea for the Fifth stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine as they endure the current oppressive occupation of their land at the hands of the state of Israel. We are an organization that supports indigenous sovereignty both domestically and abroad.

Since its creation in 1948, the state of Israel has worked continuously through acts of genocide to expel Palestinian Muslims, Jews, and Christians from their land and created an apartheid state -- a crime against humanity under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Over the last two weeks Israel has committed several war crimes against Palestine including attacking civilians and their homes, attacking the Al-Aqsa mosque, destroying roads to a hospital in Gaza, and attempting to silence journalists by bombing the office building of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera under unfounded claims of terrorist presence within the building.

Read our full Free Palestine statement on the link below.

Plea for the Fifth stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine as they endure the current oppressive occupation of their land at the hands of the state of Israel. We are an organization that supports indigenous sovereignty both domestically and abroad. Since its creation in 1948, the state of

Check out news letter: April in Review!
05/01/2021
April In Review

Check out news letter: April in Review!

In anticipation of the June 22 primary, last month was very politics-focused for PFT5: A District-49 City Council Candidates Forum, the battle to save the Graniteville Wetlands, and more. Below are our April publications A Last Stand for The WetlandsWritten by Jacqueline Caruso PC Paul Moakley for P...

04/25/2021

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On Saturday, April 24 there will be a march bringing awareness to the effort to save the Graniteville Wetlands. Plans to...
04/23/2021
A Last Stand for The Wetlands

On Saturday, April 24 there will be a march bringing awareness to the effort to save the Graniteville Wetlands. Plans to build a BJ’s Wholesale Club store, gas station, and an 838-car parking lot at the site have faced strong opposition in recent years. In the past few months, however, many more groups and individuals on the Island have been mobilizing to protect the Wetlands as destruction approaches.

In December 2020 the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) gave the developer Josif A LLC – a frequent commercial developer on the North Shore – permission to start clearing the forest, but activists have been exploring litigation to halt the demolition. The BJ’s project, which would remove 18 acres of marshland, could put thousands of homes and businesses at greater flood-risk, threaten local waterways with possible oil spills, and remove thousands of carbon-absorbing trees.

Between a march and looming litigation to stop construction of a big box store, activists are urgently calling to save Graniteville wetlands

📣 Join us TONIGHT for our District 49 City Council Candidate Forum from 7 to 9 PM. Nine candidates will be attending: Am...
04/19/2021
City Council District 49 Candidates Forum

📣 Join us TONIGHT for our District 49 City Council Candidate Forum from 7 to 9 PM.

Nine candidates will be attending: Amoy Barnes, Ranti Ogunleye, Selina Grey, Kamillah Hanks, Kelvin Richards, Troy McGhie, Michael Schnall, John McBeth, and Aidan Rivera.

We hope to see you there too!

Click the link to RSVP and receive the zoom information for the forum.

Plea for the Fifths first ever City Council Candidate's Forum begins with the crowded race for District 49.

The effects of the pandemic and remote learning have burnt out and disheartened both CSI faculty and students. “I have a...
04/17/2021
A Year Later: How COVID-19 Has Changed Life at CSI.

The effects of the pandemic and remote learning have burnt out and disheartened both CSI faculty and students.

“I have a lot of empathy for students dealing with a health crisis, a pandemic, people getting sick, if not dying, and then you're not leaving the house, [and] you don't have work,” said George Emilio Sanchez, Chairperson of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts and Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the College Council. “It's a challenge and some professors’ methodologies haven't adjusted to the new format.”

CSI students, like all CUNY students, have been learning virtually since last March, but the pandemic threatens the campus in unique ways.

City Council D-49 Candidates Forum
04/16/2021
City Council D-49 Candidates Forum

City Council D-49 Candidates Forum

Join Plea for the Fifth on Monday April 19, 2021 as we speak with the candidates vying to represent the North Shore in the city council now represented by the term-limited Councilwoman Debi Rose. The forum will be held from 7 PM to 9 PM, in a three-part format of

During our community-based forum for District 49 City Council Candidates: ✅ Input from our community survey will be inco...
04/14/2021
City Council District 49 Candidates Forum

During our community-based forum for District 49 City Council Candidates:
✅ Input from our community survey will be incorporated
✅ Community members will have the opportunity to directly ask candidates questions
✅ Community members will be polled on issues concerning District 49

RSVP for the April 19 event at bit.ly/District49Forum

Plea for the Fifths first ever City Council Candidate's Forum begins with the crowded race for District 49.

📣 We’re one week away from our community-based forum for District 49 #CityCouncil candidates! This year’s ranked choice ...
04/12/2021

📣 We’re one week away from our community-based forum for District 49 #CityCouncil candidates!
This year’s ranked choice voting enables you to rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference.

In order for you to make informed decisions come primary day, we’re hosting a large array of candidates and will be discussing a range of different issues. Public health, transportation, land use/ development, policing, education, and the arts will all be on the forum’s agenda.

bit.ly/District49Forum ⬅️ RSVP for our April 19 event
bit.ly/D49CommunitySurvey ⬅️ Fill out our community survey to let us know what questions you want answered by candidates during the forum

📣 We’re one week away from our community-based forum for District 49 #CityCouncil candidates!
This year’s ranked choice voting enables you to rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference.

In order for you to make informed decisions come primary day, we’re hosting a large array of candidates and will be discussing a range of different issues. Public health, transportation, land use/ development, policing, education, and the arts will all be on the forum’s agenda.

bit.ly/District49Forum ⬅️ RSVP for our April 19 event
bit.ly/D49CommunitySurvey ⬅️ Fill out our community survey to let us know what questions you want answered by candidates during the forum

04/11/2021

How much money have competitors Joe Borelli and Olivia Drabczyk each raised for the South Shore city council race? 🤔

Check out this video to find out and click on this the link to read the first story in our series on campaign finance in District 51 ➡️ https://bit.ly/3g3vRhY

The South Shore (City Council District 51) is going to be a one-on-one race between incumbent Councilman Joseph Borelli ...
04/11/2021
Follow the Money (D-51): Entry 1

The South Shore (City Council District 51) is going to be a one-on-one race between incumbent Councilman Joseph Borelli and newcomer, Democratic candidate, Olivia Drabczyk.

The South Shore (City Council District 51) is going to be a one-on-one race to see who will represent the City’s southernmost district.

Have you taken the community survey on issues facing District 49, Staten Island’s North Shore? During the PFT5 forum wit...
04/08/2021

Have you taken the community survey on issues facing District 49, Staten Island’s North Shore? During the PFT5 forum with District 49 candidates, we will ask questions collected from the survey! ➡️ forms.gle/EHusjzAn9k8Cdp…

Have you taken the community survey on issues facing District 49, Staten Island’s North Shore? During the PFT5 forum with District 49 candidates, we will ask questions collected from the survey! ➡️ forms.gle/EHusjzAn9k8Cdp…

🗣We want to hear from you! 📋Take the Community Survey for the PFT5 City Council Forum ✏️Complete the survey to let the c...
04/07/2021
Community Survey for the PFT5 District 49 City Council Forum

🗣We want to hear from you!

📋Take the Community Survey for the PFT5 City Council Forum

✏️Complete the survey to let the candidates know what questions you have about the issues facing District 49. The survey includes six main topics:

🏥 Public Health
🚌 Transportation
🚧 Land Use/ Development
🚨 Policing
📝 Education
🎨 The Arts

#D49Votes
https://forms.gle/EHusjzAn9k8CdpcQA

On April 19, 2021 from 7-9 PM, Plea for the Fifth (PFT5) will be hosting a community-based forum for District 49 city council candidates. Nine candidates will be attending: Amoy Barnes, Ranti Ogunleye, Selina Grey, Kamillah Hanks, Kelvin Richards, Troy McGhie, Michael Schnall, John McBeth, and Aidan...

🗣We want to hear from you! 📋Take the Community Survey for the PFT5 City Council Forum ✏️Complete the survey to let the c...
04/07/2021
Community Survey for the PFT5 District 49 City Council Forum

🗣We want to hear from you!

📋Take the Community Survey for the PFT5 City Council Forum

✏️Complete the survey to let the candidates know what questions you have about the issues facing District 49. The survey includes six main topics:

🏥 Public Health
🚌 Transportation
🚧 Land Use/ Development
🚨 Policing
📝 Education
🎨 The Arts

#D49Votes
https://forms.gle/EHusjzAn9k8CdpcQA

On April 19, 2021 from 7-9 PM, Plea for the Fifth (PFT5) will be hosting a community-based forum for District 49 city council candidates. Nine candidates will be attending: Amoy Barnes, Ranti Ogunleye, Selina Grey, Kamillah Hanks, Kelvin Richards, Troy McGhie, Michael Schnall, John McBeth, and Aidan...

NYC Mayoral candidates have begun courting a growing demographic of reliably Democrat-leaning Staten Island voters: Musl...
04/02/2021
A Coalition of Muslim Staten Islanders Meet with Eric Adams and Other Mayoral Candidates

NYC Mayoral candidates have begun courting a growing demographic of reliably Democrat-leaning Staten Island voters: Muslims. Eric Adams became the first candidate in a wide field of 2021 mayoral hopefuls to speak with the Island's Muslim community.

NYC Mayoral candidates have begun courting a growing demographic of reliably Democrat-leaning Staten Island voters: Muslims. Arabs, in particular, are one of Staten Island’s fastest growing ethnic groups. From 2000-2011, the population increased by 113 percent. The statistic mirrors upward Muslim ...

March In Review
04/01/2021
March In Review

March In Review

Join Plea For The Fifth as we celebrate women and genderqueer histories, struggles, and futures. Below are our March publications. The Socialist History of International Women's Day and Why it Must Be RememberedWritten by Alia Danilo, Candy Mantilla Uncover the roots of a holiday that was created by...

03/27/2021

Check out this video highlighting some of the main findings from the second entry in our "Follow The Money (D-49)'' series. The series investigates campaign financing for the City Council District 49 race to replace Council member Debi Rose. 💸

It’s been about two months since our last entry, and more money, and new candidates have entered the City Council Distri...
03/27/2021
Follow the Money (D-49): Entry 2

It’s been about two months since our last entry, and more money, and new candidates have entered the City Council District 49 race.

It’s been about two months since our last entry, and more money, and new candidates have entered the City Council District 49 race.

Eight of the top District 49 city council candidates have confirmed their attendance to the PFT5 community-based forum. ...
03/24/2021

Eight of the top District 49 city council candidates have confirmed their attendance to the PFT5 community-based forum. Did you RSVP yet? Register on the link➡️ bit.ly/District49Forum

Eight of the top District 49 city council candidates have confirmed their attendance to the PFT5 community-based forum. Did you RSVP yet? Register on the link➡️ bit.ly/District49Forum

In compliance with public health measures and in defiance of the local celebration which has historically excluded them,...
03/21/2021
St. Pat's for Everyone: How LGBTQ+ Staten Islanders are Creating More Inclusivity

In compliance with public health measures and in defiance of the local celebration which has historically excluded them, on March 7 the Pride Center of Staten Island hosted a virtual event called St. Pat's for Everyone. The Center collected messages from community leaders and exhibited local color in an hour-long video-parade, celebrating the Irish cultural event on their own terms. ☘️🌈

The Pride Center of Staten Island's St. Pat's for Everyone event is hoping to break up the exclusive legacy of Forest Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Community-based Forum for District 49 City Council CandidatesApril 19, 7:00 -9:00  On April 19, #PFT5 will be hosting a ...
03/11/2021
City Council District 49 Candidates Forum

Community-based Forum for District 49 City Council Candidates
April 19, 7:00 -9:00

On April 19, #PFT5 will be hosting a community-based forum for District 49 city council candidates. We will be gathering input from community members on what topics and questions should be posed to candidates. During the final section of the forum, community members will have the opportunity to ask candidates questions. Four candidates confirmed to attend so far. Register for the event: bit.ly/District49Forum
Tag a friend interested in coming!
#D49Votes #StatenIsland #CivicEngagement

Plea for the Fifths first ever City Council Candidate's Forum begins with the crowded race for District 49.

The Socialist History of International Women's Day and Why it Must Be Remembered
03/08/2021
The Socialist History of International Women's Day and Why it Must Be Remembered

The Socialist History of International Women's Day and Why it Must Be Remembered

Today your social media feed is undoubtedly filled with highly cis-gendered #girlboss, #she-EO, #womenarestrong content. And while it can be fun to celebrate Women abstractly on International Women’s Day (IWD), the socialist history of the holiday, and the importance of the battles its founders fo...

The impetus behind the Staten Island Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Experience is to provide informati...
03/04/2021
How a Staten Island HBCU Fair Is Giving the Borough’s Students More Options

The impetus behind the Staten Island Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Experience is to provide information that is often missing from Staten Island’s college counseling process. At the event’s Morehouse panel, a group of alumni and current students discussed the advantages of attending the all-male HBCU.

“To see a campus full of Black men all devoted towards success is just mind-blowing because the media doesn’t portray us that way,” said Kevin McGee, a current theater student at Morehouse. “We see in schools from K-12 how we are being policed, our bodies, the way we speak, our tone.”

A volunteer committee adapts Staten Island’s eleventh annual HBCU Experience to a virtual platform to serve students despite the pandemic.

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