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We are a coalition of lawyers and others dedicated to fostering universal participation and trust in the electoral process by ensuring that:

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All eligible persons can register to vote easily

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All registered voters are able to vote simply, fairly, and without intimidation

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All votes are counted and all voting systems are open and reliable

NYDLC Praises Governor Cuomo's Decision to Restore Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands of New Yorkers on Parole

The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) praises Governor Cuomo's significant announcement today that his office will take immediate action to begin restoring voting rights to the tens of thousands of currently-disenfranchised New York parolees, and further, that his administration is committed to protecting the civil rights of future parolees by doing so on an ongoing basis.

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4/19: NYDLC CLE Committee Planning Call

CLE Committee Planning Call--RSVP below!

Join our next Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee call. We will discuss CLE topics and presenters, and plan our next great program!

Dial-in credentials will be emailed to all RSVPs

        Help plan a CLE! NYDLC’s CLE Committee develops and convenes attorney education programming on topics central to our mission and of interest to members. We have several CLE proposals in the development pipeline and always welcome new CLE ideas.

Recent CLE topics have included:

If you are interested in presenting or organizing a CLE, we want to hear from you!

Have ideas for programming or questions? Contact Committee Chair Brandon Smith by email: LawyersCouncilCLE@gmail.com.

To see NYDLC's upcoming events, including CLE Committee meetings and programs, visit our EVENTS PAGE.

RSVP below to join the call. Dial-in credentials will be emailed to all RSVPs

WHEN
April 19, 2018 at 12:30pm
WHERE
CLE Committee Planning Call (RSVP for call-in #)

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2017 Year in Review

NYDLC's 2017 Year in Review (below) highlights the road we have traveled together over the past year mobilizing and training attorneys and voting rights advocates to protect and advance the franchise here in New York and across the U.S.

Rather than spend the year arguing with strangers on the internet, you took action: Whether you were registering voters to participate in our democracy; monitoring elections across New York or as part of our export operations in Alabama, Georgia (2x!), New Jersey, and Virginia; conducting legal research and assisting with pro-voter advocacy; or organizing community empowerment and educational programming, you were helping to protect and advance the fundamental civil rights of American voters.

We hope 
you will consider making a generous end-of-year contribution to NYDLC (here) so that we can continue this important work in 2018.

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NYDLC Testifies about 2017 Voting Problems in NYC and the Urgent Need to Overhaul New York Voting Laws

On Wednesday (12/13), NYDLC submitted testimony to both the New York City Council and the NYC Campaign Finance Board, regarding the most prevalent 2017 voting problems arising out of the 2017 municipal elections in New York City and the urgent need to improve New York Elections via legislative and administrative reforms. Read the full coverage and testimony.

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Weds. June. 27th: NYDLC Steering Committee Meeting

Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

NYDLC's Steering Committee sets the platform and agenda for all of our projects and initiatives. The Steering Committee meeting is open to all members who would like to be more involved or to those who are new to NYDLC and would like to find out more about our work. At each meeting, we hear reports from our Committee Chairs and plan for the months ahead, so this is a great way to find out what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can #BeTheChange!

Dial-in option: If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join by phone.

RSVP below and you will be emailed dial-in credentials.

All NYDLC members are welcome to attend: To Join NYDLC as a member, please click here. (NYDLC always provides up to a 100% exemption policy for those unable to pay).

 


The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is a coalition of lawyers and voting rights advocates dedicated to fostering universal participation and trust in the electoral process by ensuring that: 

  • 1. All eligible persons can register to vote easily;
  • 2. All registered voters are able to vote conveniently, fairly, without intimidation;
  • 3. All voters are counted accurately and all voting systems are open and reliable.

New to NYDLC? 

Click here to View our current NYS Legislative Agenda and voting reform proposals.

Why Voting Rights? Click here to watch a video highlighting the critical role NYDLC plays protecting fundamental voting rights and the pro-voter path forward on reforming and modernizing NY election laws.

WHEN
June 27, 2018 at 6:30pm
WHERE
Squire Patton Boggs
30 Rockefeller Plz
23rd floor
New York, NY 10112
United States
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Weds. May 30th: NYDLC Steering Committee Meeting

Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

NYDLC's Steering Committee sets the platform and agenda for all of our projects and initiatives. The Steering Committee meeting is open to all members who would like to be more involved or to those who are new to NYDLC and would like to find out more about our work. At each meeting, we hear reports from our Committee Chairs and plan for the months ahead, so this is a great way to find out what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can #BeTheChange!

Dial-in option: If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join by phone.

RSVP below and you will be emailed dial-in credentials.

All NYDLC members are welcome to attend: To Join NYDLC as a member, please click here. (NYDLC always provides up to a 100% exemption policy for those unable to pay).

 


The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is a coalition of lawyers and voting rights advocates dedicated to fostering universal participation and trust in the electoral process by ensuring that: 

  • 1. All eligible persons can register to vote easily;
  • 2. All registered voters are able to vote conveniently, fairly, without intimidation;
  • 3. All voters are counted accurately and all voting systems are open and reliable.

New to NYDLC? 

Click here to View our current NYS Legislative Agenda and voting reform proposals.

Why Voting Rights? Click here to watch a video highlighting the critical role NYDLC plays protecting fundamental voting rights and the pro-voter path forward on reforming and modernizing NY election laws.

WHEN
May 30, 2018 at 6:30pm
WHERE
Squire Patton Boggs
30 Rockefeller Plz
23rd floor
New York, NY 10112
United States
Google map and directions
rsvp

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Weds. Apr. 25th: NYDLC Steering Committee Meeting

Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

NYDLC's Steering Committee sets the platform and agenda for all of our projects and initiatives. The Steering Committee meeting is open to all members who would like to be more involved or to those who are new to NYDLC and would like to find out more about our work. At each meeting, we hear reports from our Committee Chairs and plan for the months ahead, so this is a great way to find out what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can #BeTheChange!

At this meeting, we are excited to be joined by Assemblymember (and fellow Democratic Lawyer) Dan Quart who has represented AD 73 (Upper East Side) since 2011. Dan has a history of voluntarism with the Legal Aid Society, providing pro-bono representation to low-income tenants in eviction proceedings. In 2003, he was awarded the Pro Bono Publico Award by NYS Chief Judge Judith Kaye. In the past Dan also partnered with Columbia Law's Environmental Program to protect state parklands Dan has also served for many years as a member of Community Board 8, where he worked on the Board’s 2nd Avenue Subway Task Force. We hope you will join this important meeting where we will recap initial results from 4/24 Special Elections and help plan and discuss our next round of 2018 programming!

Dial-in option: If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join by phone.

RSVP below and you will be emailed dial-in credentials.

All NYDLC members are welcome to attend: To Join NYDLC as a member, please click here. (NYDLC always provides up to a 100% exemption policy for those unable to pay).

 


The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is a coalition of lawyers and voting rights advocates dedicated to fostering universal participation and trust in the electoral process by ensuring that: 

  • 1. All eligible persons can register to vote easily;
  • 2. All registered voters are able to vote conveniently, fairly, without intimidation;
  • 3. All voters are counted accurately and all voting systems are open and reliable.

New to NYDLC? 

Click here to View our current NYS Legislative Agenda and voting reform proposals.

Why Voting Rights? Click here to watch a video highlighting the critical role NYDLC plays protecting fundamental voting rights and the pro-voter path forward on reforming and modernizing NY election laws.

WHEN
April 25, 2018 at 6:30pm
WHERE
Squire Patton Boggs
30 Rockefeller Plz
23rd floor
New York, NY 10112
United States
Google map and directions
rsvp

New GothamTalks Video OpEd Series Showcases NYDLC's Voting Rights Organizing and Advocacy

In a new GothamTalks video OpEd, NYDLC Executive Director Jarret Berg discusses the modern fight to vote in New York and across America; several desperately-needed voting reforms lawmakers should enact in 2018; NYDLC's election monitoring, pro-voter advocacy, and rights-based community programming; and the need for a drastic cultural shift among the rising American electorate so all eligible voters are ready to participate in local elections. Watch the full video here.

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NYS Assembly Passes Pro-Voter Legislative Package—Time for the State Senate to Prioritize Voting Rights for all New Yorkers

The NYS Assembly passed several voting reform bills this week that would modernize New York elections and make voting more convenient for millions of busy New Yorkers—but only if the State Senate leadership is compelled to prioritize fundamental voting rights before the end of the 2017 Legislative Session in June. Join NYDLC's 2017 New York State Pro-Voter Call to Action today to get involved.

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NYDLC Statement on Failure to Include Election Law Reform in NYS Budget

NEW YORK – The New York State Budget enacted over the weekend (April 9-10) included several bold new initiatives and much-needed reforms, but failed to include critical election law reform proposals.

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