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The passage of historic voting reforms on DAY ONE of the 2019 session was a strong message from our legislators that this is just the beginning of creating a better democracy for NY. Our other reforms won’t be forgotten — and we know you’ll make sure of that!

Download our 1-sheet for info on the remaining bills

 

ASSIGNMENT:
WRITE A POSTCARD

Governor Cuomo has until next Thursday, February 14 (Valentine's Day!) to amend his budget to include needed funding for Early Voting to succeed in New York.

Write a postcard to Governor Cuomo today to make sure he funds Early Voting in time for Valentine's Day!

Take a photo of your valentine. Mail it in. Then > on valentine's day, post a photo of it on social media and tag us @LetNYvote #LetNYvote #BeMyValentine #NYLovesEarlyVoting

Mailing Address 
Governor Andrew Cuomo
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

💖 Valentine's Angle 💖
Since it's for Valentine's Day, ask him to offer it to NY as his Valentine! And add hearts! 💕

* Postcards will arrive sooner than letters in envelopes.

Dear Governor Cuomo,
Thank you for signing Early Voting and other Let NY Vote priorities into law — now I’m counting on you to fund them directly in your 2019 state budget, since combined primary savings won’t begin until 2020, and start-up costs and 2019 elections costs for the counties start NOW!

Thank you!
[Your name and zip code]

ASSIGNMENT:
CALL YOUR REPS

Contact your own State Senator and Assembly Member to talk to them about voting reform, thank them for any reform they voted for on January 14, ask them why they didn’t support any they voted against, and urge them to fund these reforms fully and pass our remaining reforms (and then report back and let us know how it went!).

I’m glad to hear that the New York legislature is prioritizing voting reform this year. I’m calling to thank you for voting for [fill in the blank], and urge you to include all of the comprehensive and necessary measures that Let NY Vote is championing:

• Funding for early voting and electronic pollbooks
• Electronic pollbooks
• Restoring voting rights to people on parole
• Voter Friendly Ballots
• Automatic voter registration not limited to the DMV
• A more flexible change of party deadline closer to election day

The reforms that passed had bipartisan support. However, many representatives voted for some but not others, so check their record before contacting them:


ASSIGNMENT:
CALL CUOMO

Please call Governor Cuomo to make sure he funds Early Voting and Electronic Pollbooks in his executive budget.

I want to thank Governor Cuomo for signing Early Voting and other Let NY Vote priorities into law. Now he needs to actually FUND Early Voting in his budget. Savings to counties won’t go into effect until 2020, while Early Voting and start up costs begin this year. Counties need additional financial support and not just a lower cost burden to properly execute the Governor’s proposed reforms. I’m counting on the Governor to expressly fund his priorities and include enough funding for Early Voting and Electronic Pollbooks start up costs and implementation. Thank you.
 

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

(518) 474-8390
(Press 2 to speak to a person, press 1 to leave a message, they count them)
@NYGovCuomo

 

ASSIGNMENT:
CALL THE LEADERS

Please call these four leaders — or better yet send them a hand-written note — to thank them and let them know that you look forward to working with them to bring about more voting reform victories this year!

Thank you for passing historic voting reforms on day one of the legislative session. I hear your message of support for the people of New York loud and clear. As a member of Let NY Vote, I look forward to working with you to pass more comprehensive voting reform this session to ensure that ALL New Yorkers have access to registering and voting.

Speaker of the Assembly
Carl Heastie

188 State Street
Legislative Office Building, Room 932
Albany, NY 12248
(518) 455-3791
Speaker@nyassembly.gov
@CarlHeastie

Assembly Elections Law Chair
Charles Lavine

188 State Street
Legislative Office Building, Room 713
Albany, NY 12248
(518) 455-5456
Contact Form
@CharlesDLavine

Senate Majority Leader
Andrea Stewart-Cousins

188 State Street
Legislative Office Building, Room 907
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-2585
scousins@nysenate.gov
@andreascousins

Senate Elections Chair
Zellnor Myrie

188 State Street
Legislative Office Building, Room 903
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-2410
myrie@nysenate.gov
@zellnor4ny


WRITE AN OP-ED

Writing letters to the editor and op-eds are important ways to spread the word about our priorities and successes. Use our toolkit to get in the news.


REPORT BACK

It’s important that you report back about how your meeting went and where your representatives stand so we can have an overview of where our campaign is going.