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Highlights from Citizens Union’s 2012 Awards Dinner

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at The Pierre

Honoring Adrian Benepe, Dr. Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., Betsy and Kenneth Plevan, and Jason Stewart

“What we’re ultimately about is whether the culture of democracy we have long fostered inspires an individual to join with others and make a difference in creating a vibrant city like none other and a government that truly acts in the public interest. That is not only Citizens Union’s charge but the responsibility of each and every one of us here tonight.” – Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union and Citizens Union Foundation
 
“Without the Citizens Union it’s safe to say there would be a much less honorable and honest form of government here in NYC.” – Adrian Benepe
 
“The good news here and you’ve already heard it, is that change is possible – that’s what excites me about this organization. They have persistence I can’t even imagine.” – Jason Stewart
 
“I applaud Citizens Union for all that you do and have done to promote education about the political process.” – Dr. Antonio M. Gotto, Jr.
 
“Despite the tremendous efforts of Citizens Union, much more still needs to be done to reform our state government, improve the electoral process and insure adherence to ethics and integrity on the part of our government officials, which seems to be in a particular state of crisis today.” – Betsy Plevan
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