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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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2/9: NYDLC's First 2017 Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting!

The modern struggle for voting rights will intensify in 2017. RSVP below!

Join NYDLC on Tuesday, Feb. 9th for the first 2017 meeting of our Legislative Affairs Committee to discuss our Pro-Voter Election Reform Agenda. At this meeting, we will focus on:

  • Planning and preparing for multiple pro-voter advocacy days in Albany,
  • Developing an outreach strategy for "2017 Caucus Weekend",
  • Identifying ways to support/protect voter-friendly budget proposals during tripartite negotiations
  • Finalizing and proofing our National Voting Rights Agenda, 

We are proud that many prominent N.Y. Democrats have called for pro-voter election reforms in 2017. Now that our issues have their attention, we need to have their back, and we must keep them focused on strengthening voting rights by modernizing voter registration and election administration processes. 

NYDLC continues to advocate for convenient pro-voter reforms like bringing Early Vote to New York (a goal NYDLC has pursued for several years), revolutionizing the way we register voters by enacting a system of automatic voter registration, same-day registration, simplified ballot design, registration portability, online registration, pre-registration for the next generation of voters, and more. 

NYDLC will also be rolling out a National Voting Rights Agenda, which identifies several top priorities that, if adopted nationwide, would enhance our democracy by making our electoral process fairer, more inclusive, and more accessible to the ~50 million eligible voters who are not currently registered to vote.

But these are big priorities, and we can't achieve them without your relentless dedication, active participation, and continued support. RSVP below to join our next meeting. 

Dial in option: If you can't attend in person, all members are welcome to join the meeting by phone. Please RSVP below and you will receive credentials for the call by email.

 

WHEN
February 09, 2017 at 6:30pm
WHERE
Squire Patton Boggs
30 Rockefeller Plz
Fl. 23
New York, NY 10112
United States
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NYDLC's Year in Review: Beyond 2016

NYDLC would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to every lawyer, law student, or voting right advocate who volunteered to help protect the vote in 2016. Check out NYDLC's 2016 Year in Review, and get a preview of what we have planned for 2017!

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NYDLC’S Jarret Berg Discusses Voting Rights with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

On August 23, NYDLC’s Executive Director Jarret Berg, Brooklyn NAACP President L. Joy Williams, and Adam Gitlin joined Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to discuss voting rights on Represent NYC.

 

 

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Weds. Jan. 25th: NYDLC Steering Committee Meeting

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. At each meeting, we hear reports from all of our Committee Chairs and plan for the months ahead. 

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).

WHEN
January 25, 2017 at 6:30pm
WHERE
Squire Patton Boggs
30 Rockefeller Plz
23rd floor
New York, NY 10112
United States
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NYDLC Testimony re Ensuring the Integrity of Elections

On Tuesday, 11/29/16, NYDLC submitted testimony to the New York State Assembly Election Law Committee and Subcommittee, as part of its hearing on Ensuring the Integrity of Elections. Read NYDLC's full testimony!

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Letter from the Editor: Nov. 10th

Longtime NYDLC member Howard Leib discusses the continued struggle voting rights. Tuesday night was devastating. We are faced with the prospect of a GOP Presidency, Congress and, due to the unprecedented Senate power grab, a GOP Supreme Court. 
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Dec 20, 2016

NYDLC's Year in Review: Beyond 2016

NYDLC would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to every lawyer, law student, or voting right advocate who volunteered to help protect the vote in 2016. Check out NYDLC's 2016 Year in Review, and get a preview of what we...

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