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By Garry Pierre-Pierre | The Conversation

It was August 2006, and we were in the doldrums of the New York State gubernatorial race. Campaign aides to then-candidate Eliot Spitzer told a group of Haitian community leaders and organizers that the meeting was pro forma because Spitzer didn’t need our vote or support. 

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Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University Graduate School of Journalism‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and a senior producer at CUNY TV.