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Happy 2016 ~ a launching of nycpoliticalforum.org

Happy 2016 ~ a launching of nycpoliticalforum.org

As we usher in the New Year -- during an important Presidential Election cycle -- I'm excited to announce the launching of the nycpoliticalforum.org website!

www.nycpoliticalforum.org/

For the devotees who enjoy attending the NYCPF discussions, the external website can be another outlet to connect with others. Here, you can continue the discussions when our meetups end. You can post links to alert other members about references or other articles. As many are aware, there are many themes or subtopics that emerge from our meetup discussions -- here, you can continue those discussions or follow up on a matter that remained fully unaddressed.

Also, if you're a prolific blogger or enjoy writing op-ed pieces, feel free to submit them to the NYCPF discussion board. We can post them "anonymously," if you wish to retain your privacy.

Additionally, we'll be starting a new online discussion series entitled "What will the Nation look like under President ________?"

http://www.nycpoliticalforum.org/discussions

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A note from the NYCPF Organizer, Thomas K

In looking back, 2015 was quite memorable, as we had many enjoyable events this past year. The group continues to grow and there is strong momentum, as we enter into the election year.

From the high-profile Supreme Court decisions, to the Presidential Election preseason buzz, and from the foreign policy complications to the National Security concerns, this group covered quite a bit of grounds this year.

I look forward to a hosting and moderating more vibrant discussions in the Upcoming Year!

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Important Announcement: NYC Politics is now “The NYC Political Forum”

This posting is intended for informational purposes regarding the changes to this group, effective August 2015.

First and foremost all, I’d like to point out two important things:

1) The successful growth of this group was, in large part, due to all of you — your enthusiastic involvement and participation in carrying out discussions on some of the most important and contentious issues of the day contributed to the group’s overall success.

2) There will be no fees or membership dues required — I believe in offering these events to everyone at no cost.

That being said, here are some of the changes that will go into effect immediately:

• The group name change: “The NYC Political Forum” — the name change accurately reflects my vision, as well as the future direction for this group.

• A launching of an external website — this is intended for others to engage in online discussions after the meetup. For instance, do you walk away from the meetup wishing that we could’ve discussed the issue at greater depths? On the external website, you can post follow up comments and continue the discussions. Additionally, you can post links to articles or other external references that you think will enhance the quality of the discussions.

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Happy Independence Day / Upcoming Changes for This Group

Dear NYCP member,

I hope you're having an enjoyable summer. In the upcoming weeks and months, there will be some changes and enhancements to this group, including:

A launching of a separate website for the group.
An expansion into various social media outlets.
Possibly incorporating into a formal organizational status with a new group name.

But don't worry — the core aspects of this group will not change, including:

Being a nonpartisan, all-inclusive group.
An offering of robust discussion topics and themes on a regular basis.
No fees or membership dues will be required.

These changes will further accurately reflect my vision for the group as we move forward. I'll describe more in detail at our next meetup in August.

Happy 4th of July.

NYC Politics | A Public Policy & Political Discussion Group

http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/­

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