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


All eligible persons can register to vote easily


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


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

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    Continuing Legal Education:
    New York State Voting Reform

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

    A 2-credit CLE* presentation:

    New York State Voting Reform:
    A 2019 Review of Legislation Affecting Voters and Elections


    with Expert Presenters

    Latrice Walker, NYS Assembly Member

    Jarret Berg, Co-founder, VoteEarlyNY 

    Doug Kellner, Democratic Commissioner, New York State Board of Elections 

    Sean Morales-Doyle, Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice

    Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky, Democratic Commissioner, Rockland County Board of Elections 


                Join NYDLC for our next exciting CLE program on New York State Voting Reform: what's new, and what's to come. 

              At the outset of 2019, Albany passed the most drastic voting reform New Yorkers have seen in their lifetimes. From early voting, to a consolidated primary date, learn how this watershed legislation will change the way that New Yorkers cast their ballot. 


    RSVP below to reserve your tickets today!




               *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.

    June 13, 2019 at 6:30pm
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
    1285 6th Ave
    (between 51st and 52nd St)
    New York, NY 10019
    United States
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    $25.00 USD ·

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    NYDLC Co-hosts Dem Debate Watch Party!

    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.
    June 26, 2019 at 8pm
    Mist Harlem
    46 W 116th St
    New York, NY 10026
    United States
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    NYDLC Hails Passage of Budget that Secures Voting Reforms

    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. 
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    NYDLC Announces New Executive Director -- Democratic Organizer Liza Abraham

    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.
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    Modern Voting Laws and a Historic Black History Month

    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.
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    NYDLC Hails NYS Legislature's Passage of Broad Pro-Voter Package of Election Reform Bills

    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.
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    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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    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.

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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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