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Citizens Union’s Civic Conversations are a series of semi-monthly programs on topics important to New Yorkers and our civic lives. Conversations are held in the morning and are either virtual or in-person, and all are posted on CU’s website.  Past Civic Conversations have included Ranked Choice Voting, NYC Competitiveness, Housing, Police Accountability and the 2021 New York City Mayoral Primaries. These events are free and open to the public for all to attend. Please make a donation to support these events to allow us to keep them free, which you can do HERE.


Past Civic Conversations:

Civic Conversation with Bradley Tusk
Philanthropist, Venture Capitalist, Political Strategist

Civic Conversation with Kathryn Garcia, NYS Director of Operations and Infrastructure

NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams

Janno Lieber, Chairman of the MTA


How does a mayor start governing?

The Primary Elections – What Just Happened?

Note: This program will be accessible with closed captioning and ASL provided by Disability Rights New York.




Spring for Reform, 2021

Leadership for the Future of New York City



Ranked Choice Voting


Visions & Vacancies

What’s Next for NYC’s Streetscape, Businesses, and Neighborhoods


Policing Reform and Public Safety

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