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:
- ACLU of New York
- 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
- NAACP New York
- New York Civil Liberties Union
- NY PIRG
- Youth Progressive Policy Group
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN NEW YORK
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR NEW YORK
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN NEW YORK
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN NEW YORK
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
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 the Freedom to Vote Act.
Support the Restoration of Voting Rights in New York
Protect your right to vote by stopping Felony disenfranchisement laws that have been robbing individuals of their right to vote for far too long. Put an end to the racist legacy of felony disenfranchisement laws and join the voting rights restoration movement!
GUARD YOUR OWN VOTE!
The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible American participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast. Make sure you are registered to vote and know where your polling place is located!
New York City Mayor Eric Adams allows noncitizen voting bill to become law
More than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in New York City will have access to the ballot box — and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year — after Mayor Eric Adams allowed legislation to automatically become law. New York City is the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting rights to noncitizens.
NY Expands Absentee Voting After Defeat of Ballot Measure
New Yorkers can again choose to vote by absentee rather than face the risk of catching COVID-19 at polling sites through the rest of 2022 under a bill that Gov. Kathy Hochul had signed.