Let New Yorkers Vote
New York has an extensive history of voter suppression and discriminatory practices that leave racial, ethnic, and language minority groups disenfranchised. These practices include barriers to registration and voting, racial gerrymandering and other forms of vote dilution, voter purges, moving and closing poll sites, limited access to language assistance, and more.
The federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark achievement for civil rights that has expanded and protected access to the ballot across the country, but it is under attack by a U.S. Supreme Court that is stocked with Trump appointees. In the face of this threat at the federal level, and given the disefranchisement taking place in New York to this day, our state needs its own Voting Rights Act. We must ensure that every New Yorker's right to vote is protected and strengthened.
TAKE ACTION: Tell lawmakers to pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Your Legislative Representatives