THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN New York
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- Citizen Action of New York
- Common Cause New York
- League of Women Voters of New York
- League of Women Voters of the City of New York
- Let NY Vote
- New York Civil Liberties Union
- NY PIRG
- Youth Progressive Policy Group
FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN NEW YORK
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN NEW YORK
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN NEW YORK
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN NEW YORK
Twenty-four states, including New York, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
New York DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.
HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC
Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote-by-Mail in your state!
(Common Cause NY) NY Electeds, Election Commissioners + CC/NY Call to Expand Absentee Voting + Consolidate Primary Amid COVID-19
State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, New York State Board of Elections Co-Chair Douglas A. Kellner, Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny, and Susan Lerner of Common Cause/NY joined together to urge New York lawmakers to expand absentee voting in New York, as well as consolidate the April 28th presidential and village primaries and special elections, to the legislative and congressional primaries on June 23rd.