Our democracy should be a forum where every New Yorker has an equal say and is encouraged to say it, but right now too many of the voices of everyday New Yorkers are silenced by New York's restrictive voting laws.
More than 24,000 formerly incarcerated New Yorkers have regained the right to vote as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's criminal justice reforms.
To The Editor: an open letter to State Senator Terrence Murphy
Dear Senator Murphy:
Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to read this letter
In his State of the Union Address in 2004, President George W. Bush asked Congress for $300 million to help returned prisoners to reintegrate into society. Bush said...
The goal of the state should be to encourage as many people as possible to exercise their right to vote. Proposed legislation in New York to require voters ...
There was a push at the state Capitol Friday to expand voter rights. They’re calling it "The People's Hearing." Everyday voters are coming together to ask legislators to make registering and casting ballots easier and open to more people.
New York’s state Legislature is lagging behind the rest of the country when it comes to promoting democracy and making voting accessible to all eligible citizens.
After a long history of struggle, every identifiable group of adult American citizens now has the legal right to vote in America, with the exception of one — those imprisoned or convicted of a felony.
Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, D-Theresa, wants people to know about several election reform bills she supported to increase voter turnout, upgrade the voting process, and close...
Doesn’t anybody in Queens and the rest of New York State care about their democracy? The State Senate Democratic Conference sought to answer that question with a voter survey conducted earlier this year.