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Rally to Resist Voter Suppression
March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Rally Sunday to demand that the NYS legislature put long-overdue voting modernization reforms into the state budget which must be approved by the April 1 deadline. Automatic voter registration and an early-voting option have already been taken up by several other states–and would help make NYS the truly progressive state that Cuomo and lawmakers claim it to be! But they must hear us NOW – while the budget is being negotiated. Join us on March 19!
We cannot afford to have the voting rights of millions of eligible Americans undermined at the national and state level. We need election reform now to ensure the voices of our family, friends, and neighbors are heard on the issues that are matter to us.
New York proudly represents the vibrant diversity and progressiveness of our country, but its overly restrictive voting laws make it harder for New Yorkers to exercise their right to vote. Working class people, women, immigrants and people of color are disproportionally affected by New York’s arcane voting laws, if we update our electoral system more voices will be heard.
It’s time for New York’s elections to join the 21st century and to end our state’s shameful record of low voter turnout. New Yorkers demand elections that are fair and encourage full participation.
Let’s show our elected representatives that we want voter protection not voter suppression. Tell Governor Cuomo to stand up to tyranny by making essential voting reforms like Early Voting and Automatic Voter Registration part of the state budget that will be adopted by April 1st.
We need you at this event!
Co-sponsored by Common Cause/NY, SEIU 32bj, the NY Immigration Coalition, TWU 100, Hispanic Federation, The Brennan Center, NYC Votes, Make the Road New York, 2 Hours A Week, Brooklyn NAACP, Womens City Club of NY, and Public Citizen (List in formation)