“Speak Out” with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Presents Citizens Working for Community Change

September 25, 2009

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef talks with members of local community reform groups, Kent Fiscal Watch Co-Chair and Town of Kent resident Joyce Mitchell and Ossining School Board’s Citizen’s Budget Advisory Committee member and Village of Ossining resident Daysi Briones.

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts founding member and co-chair of Kent Fiscal Watch Joyce Mitchell and the Ossining School Board’s Citizen’s Budget Advisory Committee member Daysi Briones on her television program “Speak Out with Sandy Galef.” Briones and Mitchell discuss their work with grassroots community groups and the reforms that these groups are trying to effect in their local municipalities and school districts.

The conversation touches on a variety of issues that local activists face when trying to change their communities for the better. Galef’s guests talk about how they first became involved with their committees and watchdog groups, the obstacles their groups have had to face, and the successes they have experienced. In addition, Galef, Mitchell and Briones explore the role that state government can play in assisting grassroots activists and local communities in reforms.

“I hope that this discussion helps people to understand that they can be a part of their municipalities and school districts in a more hands-on way, and empowers them to initiate the changes they would like to see in their local governments. My guests realized that something was missing in their communities and they are working hard to fix the problems they saw,” said Galef.

Tune in to cable television on the following days and times to learn more.

“Speak Out with Sandy Galef” airs as follows:
Ossining & Peekskill Channel 15 – Wednesdays at 8:00 pm
Wappingers Falls Channel 21 and Yorktown Channel 74 - Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8 - Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

“Citizens Working for Community Change” airs on Channels 15, 21 & 74
September 30, October 7, 28 & November 4