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


  • Featured event

    Continuing Legal Education:
    Beyond the Numbers, Between the Lines:
    Census and Redistricting After Rucho and the Census Question



    The New York Democratic Lawyers Council
    Continuing Legal Education Committee 
    is pleased to offer 

    A 2-credit CLE* presentation:
     

    Beyond the Numbers and Between the Lines:

    Census and Redistricting after Rucho and the Census Question

     

    Moderated by:

    Jeff Wice,
    SUNY Buffalo Law School
    Vice Chair, NYDLC

    with expert presenters:

    Elena Goldstein,
    Senior Trial Counsel
    New York State Office of the Attorney General

    Michael Pernick,
    Associate, Paul Weiss

    Davin Rosborough,
    Attorney, ACLU

     

    RSVP below to reserve your tickets today!

     

    IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE PROCESSING REGISTRATION ON A MOBILE DEVICE, TRY ON A LAPTOP OR PC, PLEASE.

     

               *Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits. This live course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. Limited discounted seating for non-attorneys is available.

               

    NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. To RSVP for a scholarship ticket, please contact LawyersCouncilCLE@gmail.com and provide your full name and phone number.

    WHEN
    August 22, 2019 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
    1285 6th Ave
    (between 51st and 52nd St)
    New York, NY 10019
    United States
    Google map and directions
    $1.00 USD ·
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    Weds. July 31st: NYDLC Steering Committee Meeting

    Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

    NYDLC's Steering Committee provides a platform 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 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 check in on what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can help protect fundamental #VotingRights and #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 and national comprehensive voting reform agenda.

    Why Voting Rights? 

    Watch DNC Vice-Chair Michael Blake discuss NYDLC's voter protection work: "We should be doing everything we can to make sure that voting rights are universal; that it's easier for someone to vote, not harder." Blake encourages NYDLCers "to stay on the offensive--we have to make sure that we are pushing back to expand voting rights for everyone." 

    Watch The Modern Fight to Vote in New York and Beyond highlighting the critical role NYDLC plays protecting fundamental voting rights and the pro-voter path forward on reforming and modernizing NY election laws.

    WHEN
    August 28, 2019 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    1285 6th Ave
    (floor TBA)
    New York, NY 10019
    United States
    Google map and directions
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    NYDLC Praises Governor Cuomo's Decision to Restore Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands of New Yorkers on Parole

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    2018 Year in Review

    NYDLC's 2018 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.

    In 2018 thousands of NYDLC VoterPros took action and we have lots to be proud of! Whether you were registering voters to participate in New York's multiple primaries of the 2018 Midterm Elections; monitoring the polls across New York or as part of our export operations in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Montana, or North Carolina; conducting legal research and assisting with NYS or national 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.

    NYDLC 2018 Year in Review (front)
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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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    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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