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Renew New York, a partnership between News12, Newsday and Hofstra University, is a series of events about the issues that New Yorkers are currently facing. Renew New York’s goal is threefold:

  1. to educate New Yorkers about the issues of concern to voters going into the 2010 election,
  2. to empower citizens to get involved in civic programs and participate in forums about our government and current events, and
  3. to enable voters to make informed decisions going into the November 2010 elections.

The partnership, between Long Island’s primary sources for local news and the largest private university on Long Island, will bring together elected officials, candidates, journalists, political experts and scholars, to interact with students and members of the public, for interactive forums, events and debates.

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Renew New York Seeking High School Teachers and Rising Seniors Preparing Issue Briefs for a High School Convention
“Considering New York’s Structure and Challenges” on Oct. 28, 2010 ---Teams from ten Long Island high schools were chosen as Renew New York fellows and spent their summer researching several critical issues facing New York and hearing from policy experts and advocates to help them prepare issues guides that will be used as the foundation for the full-day convention. | more |

Photos: | RNY Summer Fellows | | RNY Convention | | RNY Convention Debate | | RNY Convention Presentation |

Newsday, News 12 and Hofstra Release Wide-Ranging Poll of New York State Voters
The poll, “Little Common Ground: Anger, Frustration in New York State”, is a joint effort of Newsday, News 12 and Hofstra University as part of new civic engagement project called Renew New York. It was conducted by the independent research firm Princeton Research Survey Associates International, which surveyed voters on a wide range of issues including attitudes towards state government, the state budget crisis and the upcoming election. | more |

Newsday, News 12 and Hofstra Announce Renew New York Initiative
On Thursday, May 20, 2010, Newsday, News 12 and Hofstra University host Renew New York: Looking Forward with New York's Leaders, a panel with New York's elected and civic leaders about the state of our state.  To date, panelists include:  Sen. Dean Skelos, Republican minority leader; and Republican gubernatorial candidates Steve Levy, Suffolk County Executive, and Carl Paladino, a Buffalo businessman; Edward F. Cox, chairman of the New York Republican State Committee, and Jay Jacobs, chairman of the New York Democratic State Committee. | more | | video | | photos |