Trailblazers PAC and Hofstra University Co-Host Front Porch Politics Workshop with Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli


(HEMPSTEAD, NY) – Trailblazers PAC, the nonpartisan clean government organization, will host a Front Porch Politics Workshop at Hofstra University on October 26th, with remarks from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a Hofstra University alum. The workshop is part of the #HofstraVotes civic engagement initiative and is free and open to students and members of the surrounding community.

“Attendees will be surprised to learn that dark money has an even bigger effect on local-level races than on presidential or congressional races,” said Trailblazers PAC board member Lindsey Johnson, who is also a Hofstra alum (Political Science, 2009). “When candidates choose to act better than campaign finance laws require — as our model requires — they are more, not less, competitive.”

Johnson will facilitate the workshop with Comptroller DiNapoli, along with Trailblazers PAC’s Founder and President, Leslie Danks Burke, Executive Director Alli Woodard, board member Joel Acevedo, who is also President of the Brooklyn Young Republicans, and Carolyn Riggs, principal of Rural Majority, which helps upstate NY Democratic candidates.

“At a time when corruption is a top voter concern, Comptroller DiNapoli’s anti-corruption initiative investigates fraud in state and local governments regardless of political party. We at Trailblazers PAC are honored that he will join our workshop to help interested citizens learn how an honest campaign is a more powerful campaign,” said Danks Burke, Trailblazers PAC Founder and President.

“Whenever one party controls politics, there’s potential for corruption, and we can counter that by getting back to basics and reconnecting with local communities,” said Acevedo, President of the Brooklyn Young Republicans and a member of Trailblazers PAC’s Stakeholder Board.

The “Front Porch Politics Workshop” is free and will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 AM in the David S. Mack Student Center Room 141 at Hofstra University. Advanced registration is preferred: Hofstra.edu/frontporchform

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