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 increasingly 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 New York Voting Rights Act.

Message Recipients:
Governor Cuomo
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Senator Zellnor Myrie
Assemblymember Charles Lavine
Sender's Legislative Representatives

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The New York Voting Rights Act

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/or closing poll sites, limited access to language assistance, and more.

We must ensure that every New Yorker's right to vote is protected and strengthened.

The New York Voting Rights Act (S7528) will:

● Make taking legal action against voter suppression and racial vote dilution more possible and more effective;
● Require local boards of election to get pre-clearance from the state attorney general before making changes that could limit voter access;
● Expand language assistance for language-minority voters;
● Make election data clearer and more accessible;
● Strengthen every New Yorker’s right to vote; and
● Strengthen laws against voter intimidation

Voting is the foundation of democracy. It is the right we exercise to protect all others.

I urge you to pass the New York Voting Rights Act to ensure every New Yorker has the right to a fair vote.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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