Scott Avidon – Member for 25 Years!
Scott Avidon, a worker’s compensation judge in Queens, has been a member of Citizens Union for over 25 years. Like so many members, he originally joined because he saw our Voter’s Directories in public libraries and given his lifelong interest in politics, decided to join. Later, Scott joined the Local Candidates Committee (LCC) and participated in the evaluation and recommendations of candidates – a crucial part of Citizens Union’s c4 work. Scott appreciates CU’s dedication to major issues that matter to him, like redistricting and voter accessibility. In 2012 Scott worked on one of our largest campaigns – the fight for fair redistricting. Scott helped CU do public outreach and education in support of fairly drawn districts versus politically driven ones. Scott believes the reforms passed in January 2019, which increased access to voting were some of the most important victories CU and our members have had. One of these reforms was Early Voting, which Scott himself took advantage of last year. Scott hopes to see CU bring in a younger generation to continue the fight for more accessible voting and to increase public engagement in city and state politics. Thank you Scott for your long time membership in Citizens Union! Join CU as a member and be a part of the fight for fair and open city and state government. As a member you may also participate in the LCC and Policy Committee – to learn more click here.