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(Bronx, NY) Founded in June 2013 by longtime community leader Ronn Jordan, Rolling Forward Politically Able (RFPA) is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in Bronx politics. The mission of RFPA is to empower and educate disabled and senior voters about their rights and responsibilities in New York City politics. Representing two groups that have been historically overlooked and taken for granted. John Reynolds a founding member of RFPA said “We are proving that disabled voters have power and refuse to be ignored”.

On August 7th 2013 the candidates for the open seat in the 16th Council District met for a Candidates Forum moderated by BronxTalk host Gary Axelbank at the RFPA home base at Daughters of Jacob Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center (DoJ) with over 50 residents and members in attendance. “This event was a huge success and our members were pleased to actually meet the candidates in person. Which gives you better insight when making a decision”, said RFPA founding member and former organizer with 1199 SEIU Earl White. Rolling Forward Politically Able members will celebrate their first slate of candidates running for office in the Bronx, just in time for the 2013 Democratic Primary.

“As the President of 1.4 million Bronxites, I welcome the endorsement of the ‘Rolling Forward Politically Able’ organization. My administration has focused on the needs of the disabled community since my first days in office as Borough President. From having regular meetings with my Disability Advisory Council, to hosting a much needed Medicaid Redesign Forum, to having an important disability forum with FEMA in response to Superstorm Sandy, to participating in an annual disability mentoring day, my office at Borough Hall has shown that the needs of those often overlooked have a voice and are being served. I am proud to have the support of this organization, and my administration will continue to highlight the needs of our borough’s disabled community,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

When: September 4th, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Where: Daughters of Jacob Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center
1160 Teller Ave.
Bronx, NY 10456

Who: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
16th Council District Candidate Vanessa Gibson
15th Council District Candidate Ritchie Torres
86th Assembly District Candidate Victor Pichardo