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

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All eligible persons can register to vote easily

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

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

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NYDLC 2017 Voter Protection Materials

Below you can access and download NYDLC's 2017 Voter Protection Materials.  

 

Your support makes it possible for us to produce these resources and make them available to the public. Supporting NYDLC in the Spring and Summer will allow us to help Protect the vote for Democrats in the fall. Contribute Today.

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Virginia VoterPro Recruitment Virtual Phone Bank (ends 10/18 9PM)

NYDLC VIRGINIA VOTER PROTECTION 

 RECRUITMENT PHONE BANK! (now until 10/18, 9pm)

It's that time of the year again! NYDLC is supporting our friends in the Virginia Dems Coordinated Campaign as we always do, by helping to recruit as many election monitors as possible to protect the voting rights of ALL eligible Virginians this November. 

RSVP below to join the VA VoterPro virtual Phone Bank! Help recruit Virginia and DC-based attorneys to monitor the critical elections in Virginia on Election Day 11/7. Once you RSVP, we will send you a link to this week's VA VoterPro virtual Phone Bank so you can get started. As a goal, try and make 30 calls either over the weekend or during weekday evenings (6-9PM).

Unable to make it to our recruitment phone banks? Unable to make it to Virginia to monitor the election? You can still support NYDLC's voter protection and pro-voter advocacy work by making a generous contribution to our annual campaign.


New to NYDLC?

-- Click here to learn about NYDLC Committees | Click here to join NYDLC as a member

-- Click here to view NYDLC's 2016 Year in Review to see what we've been up to

WHEN
October 18, 2017 at 6:15pm
WHERE
Squire Patton Boggs
30 Rockefeller Plz
23rd floor
New York, NY 10112
United States
Google map and directions
rsvp

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10/16: Election Integrity & Tech: Recounts Team Call

10/16: Election Integrity & Tech: Recounts Team Call

RSVP below!

Please join NYDLC's EI&T Audits Team on Oct. 16th at 6:00 PM. RSVP below and dial-in credentials will be emailed to all RSVPs.

          NYDLC's Subcommittee on Election Integrity & Technology (EI&T) was created to address the troubling intelligence and evidence indicating that foreign and domestic state and non-state actors are attempting to undermine the legitimacy of US elections via intrusions/hacking of Boards of Elections, and the potential that the integrity of voting machines and voter data could be compromised.

The 2016 election and its aftermath highlighted the absence of a uniform set of broadly accepted national standards and best practices for the casting, securing, counting, and auditing of election ballots. Finally, the failure of government--from a national security standpoint--to prioritize adequate resources for conducting our elections by treating these systems as "critical infrastructure" and keeping up with hardware/software technology developments creates further vulnerabilities that must be remedied.

          This effort will focus on improving the physical and cyber security of our voting machines and ballot counting processes by working to counter threats to our elections and identify viable safeguards, accounting-style (apolitical) recount and auditing standards, and other best practices to ensure that all votes are recorded accurately by transparent and reliable voting systems. 

Have ideas for programming or questions? Contact Committee Chair Russell Semmel by email: NYDLCElectionIntegrity@gmail.com. 

Please RSVP below. Dial in credentials will be emailed to all RSVPs.


New to NYDLC? Read the About NYDLC page to learn about our work or check out our 2016 Year in Review to see what we've been up to recently.

WHEN
October 16, 2017 at 6pm
WHERE
Election Integrity & Tech: Recounts Team Call
rsvp

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Weds. Oct. 25th: NYDLC Steering Committee Meeting

Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

NYDLC's Steering Committee sets the platform and agenda 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 more 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 find out what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can #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.

New to NYDLC? 

Click here to View our current NYS Legislative Agenda and voting reform proposals.

Click here to View our 2016 Year in Review.

WHEN
October 25, 2017 at 6:30pm
WHERE
Squire Patton Boggs
30 Rockefeller Plz
23rd floor
New York, NY 10112
United States
Google map and directions
rsvp

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Weds. Nov. 29th: NYDLC Steering Committee Meeting

Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

NYDLC's Steering Committee sets the platform and agenda 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 more 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 find out what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can #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.

New to NYDLC? 

Click here to View our current NYS Legislative Agenda and voting reform proposals.

Click here to View our 2016 Year in Review.

WHEN
November 29, 2017 at 6:30pm
WHERE
Squire Patton Boggs
30 Rockefeller Plz
23rd floor
New York, NY 10112
United States
Google map and directions
rsvp

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10/27: NYDLC Westchester-LoHud Chapter Meeting

10/27: Attend NYDLC's Westchester - LoHud Chapter Meeting! RSVP below

NYDLC's Westchester - LoHud Chapter oversees NYDLC's voter protection operations and pro-voter organizing for the region. Ahead of Election Day (11/7) come meet fellow local VoterPros and find out how you can help #ProtectTheVote!

You are welcome to join this meeting in person or by phone. To dial in, please RSVP below and dial-in credentials will be emailed to you. 

Anyone interested in NYDLC's voting rights work is 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.

New to NYDLC? 

Click here to View our current NYS Legislative Agenda and voting reform proposals.

Click here to View our 2016 Year in Review.

WHEN
October 27, 2017 at 7:30am
WHERE
McCarthy Fingar, LLP
11 Martine Ave
12th Floor
White Plains, NY 10606
United States
Google map and directions
rsvp

NYS Assembly Passes Pro-Voter Legislative Package—Time for the State Senate to Prioritize Voting Rights for all New Yorkers

The NYS Assembly passed several voting reform bills this week that would modernize New York elections and make voting more convenient for millions of busy New Yorkers—but only if the State Senate leadership is compelled to prioritize fundamental voting rights before the end of the 2017 Legislative Session in June. Join NYDLC's 2017 New York State Pro-Voter Call to Action today to get involved.

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NYDLC Statement on Failure to Include Election Law Reform in NYS Budget

NEW YORK – The New York State Budget enacted over the weekend (April 9-10) included several bold new initiatives and much-needed reforms, but failed to include critical election law reform proposals.

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NYDLC & Pro-Voter Advocates Press Albany for Election Modernization in April 1st NYS Budget

The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is calling on all New Yorkers who support protecting voting rights and modernizing our elections to take action by making 11 phone calls to key New York lawmakers every day until the April 1st state budget deadline, and to encourage those in their networks and other like-minded groups to ask their members to do the same. 

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JOIN NYDLC & PRO-VOTER ADVOCATES AT 3/19 BATTERY PARK "RALLY TO #RESIST VOTER SUPPRESSION"

The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) strongly encourages members of our voting rights coalition and all New Yorkers who care about voting rights to attend the RALLY TO RESIST VOTER SUPPRESSION this Sunday, March 19th at 2 p.m. at Battery Park in Manhattan.

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