For the first time in history — New Yorkers can Vote Early!

We no longer have to choose between our personal responsibilities, our work, and casting our vote. Instead, New Yorkers have 10 days to choose from; Vote Early from Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 3, or vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5.

Plug in and help spread the word - we can’t reach your community without you!

1. Host an Early Voting event. Whether you’re holding an info session for your neighbors or going the polls with your church, each of you has a role to play. And we're here to help; we'll provide training, materials and support for any size event.

2. Use our digital outreach package to share the news with your communities (edit as you see fit). It includes a newsletter blurb & image, email templates, and a social media package including text & images.

3. Write a letter to the editor. Make sure the media is covering Early Voting. Writing an LTE is a great way to let your community know about Early Voting, and to counter any misinformation or fear-mongering articles.

4. Pledge to Vote Early. Make an early voting plan including where, what day, what time and who you will Vote Early with. Share your pledge with your communities by adding this “I pledge to vote early” frame to your Facebook photo. BONUS: ask your influencer friends to do the same so we can reach more people!

5. Download our printable resources to pass out and hang up in your community. If you’re interested in getting materials mailed to you, send an email to lhearlyvote@gmail.com.

6. Attend an Early Voting event. All October people around the state are planning Early Voting education events to inform their communities, and Get Out The (Early) Vote events to vote with their communities.

VENY_EBLAST_BLUE_English (1).jpg

29597554_603757459967410_5303228134533146323_n.png
 

Our representatives have made it clear that they’ll only spend their political capital on the things that their constituents bang their doors down about. Even 10 people reaching out can make a huge difference.

Check out Our Issues to find out more info to provide your reps, or simply use the current action below. Then make a date to visit your reps, and keep the calls and letters coming!

 

We've achieved so much in New York State this year — we're celebrating a dozen landmark voting rights reforms for New Yorkers! Now that the session is over, let's thank our representatives for the work they did in what was the most productive and progressive session in decades. They hear from us when we're upset or want something. Make sure they hear from us when they do the right thing, too!


“Thank you for being a voting rights champion. With your support this session, we strengthened our democracy and made great progress toward more inclusive elections. Your efforts will have a lasting effect for New Yorkers. We can’t wait to continue our work with you next session!”


Talk to YOUR REP

What’s my rep’s stance on the issues?

Albany Senate Switchboard
518-455-2800

Albany Assembly Switchboard
518-455-4218

Senate Majority Leader
Andrea Stewart Cousins
LOB 907, Albany, NY 12247
518-455-2585
Email Leader Stewart Cousins

Speaker of the Assembly
Carl Heastie
LOB 932, Albany, NY 12248
518-455-3791
Email: speaker@nyassembly.gov

Governor Cuomo
NYS Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
518-474-1041
Email Governor Cuomo


CONTACT YOUR REP

WRITE YOUR REP   Hand-written postcards and letters make the biggest impact, but  this tool  makes it easy to fax directly from your phone.

WRITE YOUR REP

Hand-written postcards and letters make the biggest impact, but this tool makes it easy to fax directly from your phone.

CALL YOUR REP   Phone calls are an important way to make your voice heard.

CALL YOUR REP

Phone calls are an important way to make your voice heard.

EMAIL YOUR REP   It only takes only a minute to make your voice heard. Our  1-minute web tool  connects you to your reps and includes a draft email.

EMAIL YOUR REP

It only takes only a minute to make your voice heard. Our 1-minute web tool connects you to your reps and includes a draft email.


visit.jpg

VISIT YOUR REP

Your reps work for you. Pay your State Senator & Assembly Member a visit with neighbors and friends. Our lobby guide includes everything you need to know.

STEP 1: MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Because the New York Legislature is out of session, appointments should be scheduled in district offices. Find out when it’s back in session on the legislative calendar.

List your meeting on our website if you want company and we'll recruit other constituents.

Who’s my rep?

STEP 2: MEET WITH YOUR REP

Our lobby guide includes: a meeting checklist, tips, answers to hard questions, our LNYV 1-sheet (en Español) to leave with your rep, and a report-back form.

Goal: to find out…
• Who supports each measure.
• Who is opposed.
• Who needs more information from one of our expert partners. 

If they support, please… 
• Ask if they'll co-sponsor a bill.
• Ask if they'll be a champion by writing an op-ed, speaking on the floor, hosting a Town Hall, getting other legislators on board, etc.

Communications Tips for Advocates

STEP 3: REPORT BACK

We need intel, and we need to know where we have support or need pressure, which reps are willing to co-sponsor our bills, and where reps need more info from an expert. 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:

This session was historic in passing meaningful voting reform in NY! Looking forward to your continued support #AVR, #RestoreTheVote #PartyEnrollment & other #LetNYvote reforms. [@ your rep] @NYGovCuomo @AndreaSCousins @CarlHeastie please prioritize these reforms next session!

Tell your friends:

Want to help make elections work for all New Yorkers? Join @LetNYvote to demand #AVR, #RestoreTheVote #PartyEnrollment & other #LetNYvote reforms to protect & expand the freedom to vote for every eligible New Yorker. www.LetNYvote.org


WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR ABOUT early voting


WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR ABOUT OUR NEW LAWS