Bronxnet To Air NYC Votes Video Voter Guide

Bronx Talk Debate & Video Voter Guide Focus on CD 17 Special Election

BronxNet is providing Bronx voters with important information as they head to the polls to vote in the 17th Council District (CD 17) Special Election. BronxNet is helping to make it possible for more Bronxites to hear directly from the candidates with The NYC Votes Video Voter Guide.


The NYC Votes Video Voter Guide debuted on BronxNet this Saturday, February 13, and the BronxTalk on BronxNet CD17 Debate will be televised weekdays beginning Monday, February 15th at 9pm on BronxNet Channel 67 on Optimum and Channel 33 on Verizon FiOS. BronxNet will also continue televising the previously recorded, Nos Quedamos CD 17 Candidate Forum at Pregones Theater.

Bronxites and residents of CD 17 may also learn more about the special election on the BronxNet website, and interact via social media with @BronxNetTV and @BronxTalk, and by using the hashtags #CD17 #Bronx. 

Council District 17 includes: Bronx River, West Farms, Morrisania, Crotona Park East, Melrose, Longwood, Hunts Point, East Tremont, Mott Haven, and Soundview. City Council special elections are nonpartisan and there are no run-offs, meaning or no party primaries. Anyone who can make the ballot is in, and the candidate who earns the most votes wins.

“Encouraging civic participation and helping to foster an informed public is at the core of BronxNet’s mission to serve the people of the Bronx,” said BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe.  “We are proud to partner with NYC Votes in producing and televising The Video Voter Guide for CD17 to help raise voter awareness. BronxNet-produced programming such as the CD 17 BronxTalk Debate co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters, the NYC Votes Video Voter Guide, interviews on Dialogo Abierto, OPEN and more, contextualize the issues, deliver a forum for ideas, and contribute to voter education.”

BronxNet is the independent not-for-profit organization serving the people of the Bronx through the provision of media production training, access to technology, and cable television channels. BronxNet programs six channels – 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 on the Verizon FiOs system and four channels – 67, 68, 69 and 70 – on the Cablevision system in the Bronx.

BronxNet’s ultra-local programming helps connect the Bronx with the world while our training programs and partnerships are a part of community development through media.

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