Governor Cuomo & the State Assembly put $7m in their budgets for #EarlyVoting — now the State Senate has to accept it. Contact your State Senator and ask them to include funding for Early Voting in the final budget so it becomes law this year! Then call Governor Cuomo and urge him to fight for Early Voting during negotiations!
Why is it important to report back? We hear time and again from legislators that they never hear from constituents about voting reforms. If we know you visited, called or wrote, we can (politely) let them know that!
FIND YOUR REP
CALL OR WRITE YOUR REP
Our reps have made it clear that they only have so much political capital, and they'll only spend it on the things that their constituents bang down their doors about. Even 10 calls or letters can make a huge difference - so start banging!
VISIT YOUR REP
Your reps work for you. Get a couple of friends together and pay your State Senator and Assembly Member a visit. Our lobby guide includes everything you need to know.
STEP 1: MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Find the contact info for your State Senator & Assembly Member here.
Visit them in their office or in your district. Find out when they're in your district on the legislative calendar.
Once you've made an appointment, add it to our event calendar if you want to get others to join you.
STEP 2: MEET WITH YOUR REP
Our lobby guide includes a pre- and post-meeting checklist plus tips, advice & answers to hard questions.
It also includes our Let NY Vote 1-sheet and Early Voting 1-sheet to leave behind.
Fill out the tracking sheet in our lobby guide while you're there so you can report back.
STEP 3: REPORT BACK
It's important that we communicate with each other to make a greater impact. Report back about how your meeting went and where your rep stands so we can have an overview of where our campaign is going.
CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Tell your reps:
I support #EarlyVoting and other voting reforms. [@your rep], please support these reforms in the state budget and #LetNYvote. NY voting laws haven't been updated in over 100 years!
Tell your friends:
Do you want to see fair voting in NY? Join the #LetNYvote coalition to demand #EarlyVoting and other reforms that would protect & expand the freedom to vote for every eligible New Yorker.