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3 government and politics events in New York City this weekend

Looking to get politically involved?

From a United Nations happy hour to a discussion on the state of the borough, here's a rundown of local events coming up in New York City this weekend that will get you connected to the wide world of civics and political engagement.

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United Nations Association USA Global Engagement Summit Happy Hour

Join young professionals within the United Nations Association Southern New York Division this Friday for an evening of mingling with association members and recapping the key takeaways from the day's Global Engagement Summit.

When: Friday, Feb. 22, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Overlook, 225 E. 44th St.
Admission: $15
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A Town Hall For Democracy: Fair Elections For New York

A slew of elected officials from the federal, state and city levels are gathering this Saturday afternoon for a town hall meeting discussing the fight to push big money out of politics. Hear from Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris and others on ways to give everyday people a bigger voice in our democracy.

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Place
Admission: Free
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State of the Borough 2019: What is Urban Policy Now?

Last but not least, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer leads the 2019 State of the Borough discussion this Sunday afternoon. Guests speakers will include Maya Wiley, former counsel to Mayor de Blasio and a current professor of Urban Policy and Management and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School; Juan Gonzalez, author and former columnist for the New York Daily News; and more urban policy experts.

When: Sunday, Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m.
Where: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place
Admission: Free
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