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* WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010  *

6pm – 8:30pm

Manhattan Penthouse

80 Fifth Avenue,

17th Floor
Entrance on SW corner of 14th Street

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Jonathan Butler & Eric Demby

Co-Founders, Brooklyn Flea


Join Citizens Union in awarding its 2nd Annual Community Leadership Award to Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby, co-founders of the Brooklyn Flea, for their creativity in building forums for exchange – both physical and virtual – that are strengthening New Yorkers’ spirit of community.

Featured Speaker: Vin Cipolla, Municipal Art Society

Special performance by Zora Howard, NYC Youth Poet Laureate, a program of the NYC Voter Assistance Commission

Host Committee


Nancy Bowe & Edward Swenson – Co-Chairs

John P. Avlon
Zachary Bernstein
Judi Rappoport Blitzer
Julie Blitzer
Nancy and Tony Bowe
Henry Buhl
Gerrard P. Bushell
James F. Capalino
Curtis Cole
Robert Donovan
Helena Durst
Gail Erickson
Barbara Fife
Murray Fisher
Mark Foggin
Jonathan Freedman
Tal Golomb
Ashok Gupta
John and Damaris Horan
Brad Hoylman
George and Mariana Kaufman
Robert M. Kaufman
Ian Kelley
PJ Kim
Pat Kirshner
Eric S. Lee
Janno Lieber
Jim Lima
Grace Lyu-Volckhausen
Ilann Maazel
Julie Menin
Marc Norman
Sally Robinson
Torrance Robinson
Daniel Rose
Alan Rothstein
Ken and Barbara Seplow
Peter J.W. Sherwin
Greg Silbert
Evan Thies
Teresa Toro
Rich Wager
David William Wang
Barak Wrobel


To join the Host Committee contact Bethany Wall at Citizens Union
212-227-0342 ext.16, [email protected]


About Citizens Union and Citizens Union Foundation


As an independent, nonpartisan civic organization dedicated to promoting good government and advancing political reform in the City and State of New York, Citizens Union serves as a watchdog for the public interest and an advocate for the common good. For more than a century, we have worked to ensure fair elections, clean campaigns, and open, effective government that is accountable to the citizens of New York. Believing that an informed citizenry is the cornerstone of a thriving local democracy, Citizens Union Foundation – the research, education, and advocacy organization affiliated with CU – publishes, a front row seat to New York City policies and politics.

For More Information

Purchase tickets online or contact Kristine Bruch at McEvoy & Associates
212-228-7446 x15 or [email protected].

Gifts to Spring for Reform support Citizens Union’s work to shape and promote legislation that serves the public interest. Given the nature of this work, contributions are not tax-deductible. For more information contact Bethany Wall at 212-227-0342, x16.

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