2017 Election

The League's Endorsed Candidates Rally on the steps of the Kraine Theatre in the East Village, May 23, 2017. 

The League's Endorsed Candidates Rally on the steps of the Kraine Theatre in the East Village, May 23, 2017. 

 

This year is a crucial election year.

We are voting for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, and City Councilmembers, and we have the opportunity to leverage this election to advance our Performing Arts Platform.

Join us and help make an impact - all volunteers welcome!

Here's a timeline of our planned activities for this election year:

 

Sept. 12, 2017 - Primary Election
November 7, 2017 - General Election

Please remember that most races are decided by the outcomes of the primary so be sure to get to the polls on Sept. 12! 


At the steps of the Kraine, two months after our Meet the Candidates 2017 forum, the League held a press conference to announce our endorsed candidates. Councilmembers Van Bramer, Kallos, and Cumbo, as well as Comptroller Scott Stringer, all spoke about their commitment to the arts, and called upon the independent theater community to be active and #getloud

May 23, 2017

Endorsed Candidates Rally

Kraine Theater


With feedback from the Meet the Candidates event as well as online voting from our membership, we will select candidates to endorse for the election.

On April 20th, 2017, the first round of endorsements were announced. The list of endorsed candidates is here:

April-May

Endorsement Process


As in 2013 (archived here), the League hosted a forum with candidates running for elected city-wide office to answer questions about their positions on the Performing Arts Platform.

March 15, 2017

Meet the Candidates 2017

Kraine Theater


Feb. 7, 2017

Activist Training + Planning Workshop

We hosted a training workshop, building knowledge around New York City government and how activists can be heard in city politics.

We also be redrafted the Performing Arts Platform through a participatory process.