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Thank you so much to everyone who attended last week’s meeting with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. For those of you who couldn’t attend, I recommend reading the minutes (available here) to see what was discussed. You can also check out the Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress websites because what they are doing across the country is great.
ALBANY DAY OF ACTION – JUNE 13! We have the opportunity to pass progressive voting laws in New York State, but it must happen before June 21st in order to take effect for the 2018 elections.
To bring New York into the 21st Century, a coalition of progressive organizations is organizing a day of action in Albany to pass 5 key voter reform laws: early voting, automatic voter registration, flexibility to change voter registration, electronic poll books, and restoring parolee voting rights! Several bills have already passed the State Assembly but are now stuck in the Senate Rules Committee.
Manhattan: Meet in front of Union Square Café (101 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003) at 7:00 am. Approximate return at 4:00 pm.
Brooklyn: Meet in front of Old Navy (625 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217) at 7:00 am. Approximate return at 4:00 pm.
- 11:30 a.m. at West Capitol Park – Obstacle “To Voting” Course
- 12:00 noon at West Capitol Park – Rally
- 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Inside the NYS Capitol and Legislative Office Building – Lobby Visits and Creative Actions
Sponsors: Brooklyn NAACP, Brooklyn Rebels, Brooklyn Voter Alliance of GOBK, Citizen Action of New York, Common Cause, Daily Kos, Easy Elections NY, League of Women Voters, Moody, NY4Democracy, NY Civic Engagement Table, NYPAN, Public Citizen, Schenectady Unites, SEIU32BJ, Strong Economy for All Coalition, and others
This meeting was focused on how to improve the way we are working and to encourage better turn out and regularity of meetings and events. We had some great ideas for events, actions, and future meetings. Minutes are available through the Google Group.
Where: Foley Square, 111 Worth Street, New York NY 10013
When: 6:00 pm