Katrina vanden Heuvel: Why de Blasio Needs the Grassroots

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Why de Blasio Needs the Grassroots

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Why de Blasio Needs the Grassroots

To carry out its ambitious progressive agenda, the de Blasio administration needs focus on sustained citizen engagement.

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As part of the newly elected mayor’s Talking Transition initiative—a two-week project that allowed New Yorkers to offer their input on critical city reforms—Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel participated in the “de Blasio and de Bagels” event. She argues that in order to carry out its ambitious progressive agenda, the de Blasio administration needs to focus on sustained citizen engagement. According to vanden Heuvel, “To be here is to see how participatory real democracy can be.” Visit the event page to learn more.

—Allegra Kirkland

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