Contact Your Rep

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We'll deliver this on our January 16, 2018, Albany Action Day to demand Voting Reforms from our reps in order to Let New York Vote. 

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It’s time for the NY voting laws and process to join the 21st century. @NYGovCuomo, #LetNYVote @LetNYVote
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CONTACT YOUR REP

CALL script 
EMAIL OR WRITE sample letter
FAX directly frOm your phone

* Call script includes follow-up questions, too.

Find the contact info for your State Senator & Assembly Member here

Governor Cuomo
NYS Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Phone: 518-474-1041 (press 2)
Fax: 518-474-1513
Email Governor Cuomo

Elections are the lifeblood of our democracy and New Yorkers should be able to register & vote without impediment. It’s ridiculous that NY doesn’t have Early Voting, Automatic Voter Registration, Electronic Poll Books, that you have to change your party registration eight months before a primary, and that people on parole can’t vote. Supporting a bill is not the same thing as passing a law. Will [Rep’s Name] advocate for passage of Voting Reform laws this year?

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ATTEND A Let NY Vote COMMUNITY EVENT

Share your Voting Reform events and actions on our Community Events Calendar.

DROP IN AT YOUR DISTRICT OFFICE

As a constituent, you can drop into the district office any time to talk to your representative's staff. 

  • Ask to speak to the District Director about NY voting reform.
  • Prepare your personal story about why voting reform is important, and how it will affect you, your family and your community. 
  • Ask your rep's positions on our 5 Let NY Vote reforms. Will they actively work to pass meaningful reform this year? Follow up by email or phone if they don't have an answer, or let them know you'll be back for the answer. 

Leave behind our one-sheet with our Let NY Vote reform suggestions. 

TALK TO YOUR REP AT A LOCAL EVENT

Check your representative's website or call to see when they'll be at events in your community. Have 1 to 2 polite questions prepared to ask about Let NY Vote reforms. 

  • "Which of the 5 Let NY Vote reforms do you support?"
  • "Which do you think has the chance to pass this year?"
  • "Will you actively work to ensure this becomes law, not just a one house bill?"

To persuade them, don't embarrass them. Be prepared to talk to the press about your concerns. And always share on social media #LetNYVote @LetNYVote.

Write a letter to the editor or op-ed

Your local paper and media - free weeklies, neighborhood papers, etc. - are generally happy to receive submissions. They're a great place to inform your friends and neighbors about Let NY Vote, and to get a message across to your representative (they check for their mentions!) that people in their district care about voting reform.

Use our sample opinion piece or letter to the editor, but remember that the most persuasive argument is always the one you make in your own words, talking about your own experience. 

Host an action party

Use this action party guide to help plan an event. Get snacks, prepare a playlist and have a great time!

Take photos and share images and stories on social media tagging @LetNYVote, your rep and #LetNYVote.

WRITE A LETTER TO A FRIEND IN AN IDC DISTRICT

The IDC is a group of Democratic State Senators who vote with Republicans and have been instrumental in blocking voting reforms. Use this sample letter to friends in IDC districts - from Upstate to Long Island to NYC - and ask them to speak to their reps about this important issue that all parties should agree on. 


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Lobby your rep

Your reps work for you. So get a couple of friends together and go pay your rep a visit. Tell them that you want to see Voting Reform laws passed this year.

Use this lobby guide with tips for scheduling a meeting and lobbying your rep, and a pre- and post-meeting checklist.

GET YOUR community INVOLVED

No one knows your community like you do, so bring them into this conversation! Pass out the Let NY Vote one sheet, table at a local event, have people sign our petition or write a letter. Reps take action when they hear from constituents. Make some noise!

Host a town hall

This town hall guide includes a checklist and sample agenda to get your planning started.


Tell us how it went!