- 2022 Midterms / Voter Protection
- Fundraising Update
- Legislative Priorities and Updates
- Update on key NYDLC priority legislation for 2022 aimed at (i) ensuring that NY has trustworthy voting machines; (ii) making sure that thousands of affidavit and absentee ballots of registered voters do not continue to be disqualified for technicalities; and (iii) making it easier for people to register and vote.
Recruitment of NYDLC members to meet virtually with their representatives to help advance the NYDLC legislative agenda.
Update on how to pass constitutional amendments for same day registration and no excuse absentee ballots, which failed at the ballot box in November 2021.
Legal research/writers needed for bill memos to support NYDLC's legislative agenda.
- CLEs and Preparing for Caucus Weekend 2022
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.Read more
NYDLC Co-chairs and leadership have released the following statement regarding electoral developments and the current state of emergency due to COVID-19:Read more
How can we constructively manage risk of community spread of a novel virus, while making voters feel empowered to turnout and vote?
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.
2022 Volunteer Opportunities
NYS Voter Helpline - (1-888-3NY-VOTE)
NYDLC is recruiting helpline volunteers to answer voting questions during the August primary and November general elections. All you need is a computer, a reliable WIFI connection, and the time to commit to two 3-hour shifts. A 1-hour training on New York voting issues and helpline technology is required. Bilingual and multilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to volunteer on our helpline to assist non-English speaking voters.
Poll observers assist voters, help ensure that every eligible voter can cast a ballot, and escalate voting issues. NYDLC will train and assign you for shifts at poll sites in the county you are registered to vote in. Training on NY election law and poll observation is required.
Volunteer Recruitment Phonebanking
Be a force multiplier! Volunteers call volunteers from past cycles and other engaged Democrats to brief them on this year's voter protection opportunities in New York and battleground states. All you need is a computer, a reliable Wifi connection, and the time to commit to 1-hour shifts when it suits your schedule. A 30-minute on-demand training on virtual phone banking software and call script is all that is required.
Battleground State Volunteer Opportunities
NYDLC recruits volunteers to fill critical voter protection gaps in priority battleground states. This year, NYDLC is helping Pennsylvania, Georgia, and New Hampshire elect Democrats up and down the ballot.
For Immediate Release, Mar. 20, 2019
Contact: (866) NYDLC-01; [email protected]
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