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A New Smartphone App Makes it Easier to Get Your Congressman's Attention

All this week, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign focuses on electoral engagement.

If you had something to say to your congressman, what would be the best way to make yourself heard? E-mail? Facebook? A phone call? How long would it take you?

Former Queens Councilman Tony Avella Dethrones Longtime State Senator

Tony Avella ousted 38-year incumbent Frank Padavan to represent the 11th district, but he’s an exception in an election many hoped would shift the power dynamics in Albany.

Queens Democrat Tony Avella is on the road to Albany. He beat longtime State Senator Frank Padavan in Tuesday’s election, making him one of the few candidates to knock an incumbent from power in New York.

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