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.
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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.WHENJune 25, 2019 at 6:30pmWHEREPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 6th Ave
New York, NY 10019
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NYDLC's Voter Protection Committee continues to streamline our recruitment, training, and ground operations to protect the vote in 2019, and prepare to scale-up for 2020.
Please join us at 420 Lexington Ave, Suite 1613, at 6:30 pm, for NYDLC's our next 2019 Voter Protection Committee meeting.
Please RSVP so your name can be on the entry list.
Thank you so much.WHENJuly 18, 2019 at 6:30pmWHERENY Dems State Committee Office
420 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10170
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Friends: The NYDLC is honored to co-host the DNC Debate Watch Party for the 1st Democratic Presidential Debate on June 26th at 8pm. Join us as we begin the process of choosing a candidate to challenge President Trump and his administration. The event will be held at the beautiful MIST Harlem a multi-purpose bar and cafe. Come out and network with local organizations, meet elected officials and get information regarding New York State voter/election reforms, redistricting and the 2020 census, protecting election integrity, voter registration and increasing voter turnout. There will be a $5 Happy Hour Bar and $10 Menu Specials.Please see the link below for more information and to RSVP. The event is free but to get an accurate head count please resend to the RSVP link.WHENJune 26, 2019 at 8pmWHEREMist Harlem
46 W 116th St
New York, NY 10026
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For Immediate Release, April 1, 2019 Contact: (866) NYDLC-01; info@NYDLC.org The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (@NYDLC) applauds state lawmakers for securing new voting reforms for all New Yorkers.read more
For Immediate Release, Mar. 20, 2019 Contact: (866) NYDLC-01; info@NYDLC.org The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (@NYDLC) is excited to announce that Liza Abraham, 2018 Western NY Regional Organizer for the NYS Dems 2018 Coordinated Campaign, has taken up the reigns as Executive Director of NYDLC, just as the 2019-20 election cycle heats up.read more
By Carl Unegbu, Rachel Landy, and Jarret Berg This year’s Black History Month celebrations coincided with some remarkable developments in New York law that have a genuine potential to enhance access to the democratic space and improve civic engagement and political participation. And, needless to say, they are of significant interest to the Black community and should interest all minority communities.read more
For Immediate Release, Jan 14, 2019Contact: (866) NYDLC-01; info@NYDLC.org The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (@NYDLC) hails the speedy passage, through both houses of the New York State Legislature, of a package of election reforms that NYDLC members have fought for years to enact that will improve access to fundamental rights for the benefit of ALL eligible New Yorkers and finally begin to modernize New York's voting laws.read more
NYDLC Praises Governor Cuomo's Decision to Restore Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands of New Yorkers on ParoleThe 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.read more
Continue readingNYDLC'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 Testifies about 2017 Voting Problems in NYC and the Urgent Need to Overhaul New York Voting LawsOn 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.read more