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New York Democrats rally to resist voter suppression, calling for action from NY Governor Cuomo NEW YORK, NY, 03/19/2017 (read- Media)—With backing from Common Cause, New York City elected officials, unions and grassroots organizations rallied at Battery Park to resist voter suppression, calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature to modernize our elections by funding Early Voting and Automatic Voter Registration in the state budget, due April 1st. Enacting Early Voting would allow New Yorkers to cast their ballot at polling locations before the traditional Election Day. 34 states already have some form of Early Voting, leaving New York as one of only 16 states without any means to vote early except via absentee ballot. New York does not have any form of Automatic Voter Registration either. Automatically registering eligible voters encourages civic participation, and provides a vehicle for state agencies to efficiently transfer voter registration information to the Board of Elections. Outdated elections is in part why only 29 percent of the state’s eligible population voted in 2014, putting New York in the bottom third nationally. The rally was co-sponsored by Common Cause New York, SEIU 32BJ, NY Immigration Coalition, NYCLU, NY Civic Engagement Table, TWU 100, Hispanic Federation, 2 hours A Week, Public Citizen, Citizen Action New York, Citizens Union, NYC Votes, New York Working Families, DuBois Bunche Center For Public Policy, Hugh L. Carey Institute, NYPIRG, Community Voices Heard, Women’s City Club, Make the Road NY, NCAACP Brooklyn Chapter, Daily Kos, VOCAL, and the NY Progressive Action Network. Featured speakers including Congressmembers Jerry Nadler, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer spoke about the importance of modernizing our elections especially in response to national efforts to strip voting rights. “New York has been a bastion of democracy, and leader of progressive activism during these difficult times facing our country,” said Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). “But unfortunately, our state has not been a leader when it comes to modernizing our voting systems. It 31 Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is time to simplify our voting process and increase voter accessibility, by adding early voting, automatic and same-day voter registration, consolidated primaries and shortened party registration deadlines.” “At a time when we need to boost voter participation, we should make it easier, not harder, to vote,” said New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. “This is critical to ensuring accountable and effective government. New York’s antiquated voting laws already lag behind most of the country. From early voting to same day registration, we need to implement smart reforms that expand the franchise and make our democracy more inclusive. That’s why we have to speak out against the President’s fraudulent claims of illegal voting and resist new barriers to the ballot.” “Now is the time for New York to be an example,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Modern voting laws will help more people vote at a time of renewed civic participation, and they will save taxpayers time, money, and

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