Queens, NY (PressExposure) May 03, 2012 -- Scala Makes First Call for Public Debate in 5th Congressional Race
Consistent with his vision to compel nuanced discussion in primary elections, Mike Scala makes the first call for a public debate in the race for New York's new Fifth Congressional seat. The 2012 election will mark the first time in fourteen years there will be a choice in the Democratic primary.
Scala emphasizes, "We may all be Democrats, but we may also have very different plans for the future. For example, I believe funding for education should be restored, essential programs on which everyday people rely should be preserved, and we should be creating instead of cutting jobs. The voters deserve to know how the candidates differ."
NY-5 now contains southeast Queens, including the entire Rockaway Peninsula, and parts of Nassau County.
Mike Scala was born and raised in Rosedale, Queens. Mr. Scala graduated cum laude from Polytechnic University (now Polytechnic Institute of NYU), and is currently in his final year of study at Brooklyn Law School. He has worked for the legal department of New York State United Teachers, where he helped defend educators facing discrimination. He additionally spent time at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, which advocates for improving end of life care and is the largest nonprofit membership organization of its kind in the United States. During the 2008 presidential election, Mr. Scala worked with the Obama campaign to help college students vote early via in-person absentee ballot. Scala is a Hip Hop artist who has released music through the storied Rawkus Records. He recently founded the Solid Ground movement, which promotes governmental focus on everyday Americans and has garnered national support.