We are proud to co-sponsor our first rally this Sunday and want you to join us!
Rally this Sunday to demand that the NYS legislature make long-overdue voting modernization reforms. Automatic voter registration and early voting have already been adopted by many other states – and would help make NY the truly progressive state that Cuomo and lawmakers claim it to be! But they must hear us NOW–while it's in negotiation. Join us on March 19!
WHAT: Rally to Resist Voter Suppression
WHEN: Sunday, March 19, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Battery Park, NYC
(view press release)
Do you know? New York State is one of the most regressive states in terms of voting access, which leads to some of the lowest voter turnout in the nation.
Do you know? When taken to court for voter suppression, red states point to NY as an excuse for limiting voting access - we affect the whole nation.
Do you know? Working class people, women, immigrants & people of color are disproportionally affected by voting accessibility and NY’s arcane voting laws.
Do you know? To mark 100 years of women's suffrage Monday, we sent a rep from 2 Hours A Week to Albany to call for expanded voting rights alongside 100 other women leaders including the Women of Color Caucus.
Do you know? Cuomo says he wants election reform, the Assembly passed measures but State Senate Republicans & IDC won't sign on. Still, Governor Cuomo has the ability to push it through by putting it in the April 1 budget.
Your voice can make this happen! We have to make Cuomo put his money where his mouth is, and public pressure is how we'll do it!
1. JOIN US AT THE RALLY THIS SUNDAY. Bring your energy, signs & friends!
2. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS - Invite 10 friends to join us for an hour. Post or pass this on if you can't come. With enough public pressure on Cuomo, NY can finally catch up! We want a big crowd - please come for any amount of time you can!
3. CALL CUOMO at 518-474-8390 and demand that he put essential reforms in the budget instead of waiting for the Senate to do it. Call every day until April 1!
4. JOIN US NEXT THURSDAY 3/23 at 7pm for Election Reform 101, a seminar to learn more about the history, current strategies, and find out how to take action.
USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course)
Hi, my name is ____ and I'm a member of 2 Hours A Week. Along with other progressive New Yorkers, we demand that you bring NY into the 21st century by giving us early voting & automatic voter registration. Talk is cheap, put your money where your mouth is and put expanded voting access into this years April 1 budget.