Resources Related to COVID-19

COVID-19 is already complicating voting. A carefully planned and coordinated response will be needed in the weeks and months to come. Head over to our resources page or read below the break for some important resources related to voter protection in response to COVID-19.

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NYDLC 3/15 Statement on COVID-19 Crisis

NYDLC Co-chairs and leadership have released the following statement regarding electoral developments and the current state of emergency due to COVID-19:

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Registration Deadlines

The deadline for party registration for the NY Presidential Primary has already passed, but there is still time to meet all other NY election deadlines. Now is a good time to check all your voting vitals.

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Click here for all NY State Voting Deadlines.
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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, 2019
Contact: (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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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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