The Leadership Conference Statement on Beginning of New Supreme Court Term

The Leadership Conference Statement on Beginning of New Supreme Court Term

By Patrick McNeil | October 2, 2023 WASHINGTON — Jesselyn McCurdy, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement as the U.S. Supreme Court begins its 2023-24 term: “Following a Supreme Court term that included the rollback of affirmative action in higher education, student loan debt […]

Democrats Need to Overturn the Filibuster! Pass Roe vs. Wade and the Voting Rights Bill

Democrats Need to Overturn the Filibuster! Pass Roe vs. Wade and the Voting Rights Bill

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA 05-03-2022. – Protesters holding signs about pro-choice. (Shutterstock) By the evening of Sunday, May 1, the nation was shocked following a leaked document stating that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn a 49-year-old landmark into a state-determined decision. The Roe v. Wade ruling established a constitutional right for women to […]

New York City to Grant Noncitizens the Right to Vote

800,000 New Yorkers will now be able to vote for mayor and other local positions as City Council passes the Our City Our Vote Bill.

New York City to Grant Noncitizens the Right to Vote

Early voting on Manhattan’s Upper Westside West Side High School. – October 28, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Documented NY New York City will become the largest municipality in the nation to permit noncitizens to vote in local elections, after the New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday granting voting rights […]

New York Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

New York City will become the largest municipality in the country to allow legal residents to vote if the legislation is approved as expected in December.

New York Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

By Jeffery C. Mays and Annie Correal, NY Times For decades, lawmakers and immigrant advocates in New York City have pushed for legislation that would allow legal residents who are not citizens to vote in municipal elections, a right they had in school board elections until the boards were abolished in the early 2000s. Now […]

“Pass the Bill Now!”

“Pass the Bill Now!”

New York, NY: On November 4, the Our City, Our Vote Coalition (OCOV), led by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and United Neighborhood Houses, were joined by immigrants’ rights and civic engagement advocates and allies in a sit-in and rally outside of Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s district office to demand a vote on New […]

A Crucial Boost for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

The Senate has a stark choice: voting rights or obstruction.

A Crucial Boost for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

By Michael Waldman, Brennan Center With the addition of Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) as co-sponsors, a majority of the Senate now supports the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.   Similarly, a majority supports, and has voted for, the Freedom to Vote Act, which would establish national standards on voting, redistricting, […]