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 […]
Bronx, New York, United States – April 28, 2022: Assemblywoman Yudelka Tapia of district 86 leads the New York Voting Rights Bronx Rally in the steps of the Bronx Borough Hall. (Shutterstock) By Civil Rights On June 25, 2013, five justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act […]
The City Council, controlled by Democrats, passed the law last December 2021, and it went into effect in January after both Mayor Bill de Blasio and his successor, Eric Adams, declined to either sign or veto it. Hundreds of workers march to Foley Square in New York City to demand stronger worker protections and a […]
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 […]
Early voting on Manhattan’s Upper Westside West Side High School. – New York City, New York/USA October 28, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Chris Tobias New York Republicans have filed a lawsuit to prevent the implementation of Intro 1867, the noncitizen voting law passed by the New York City Council, which went into effect on Monday, January […]
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.
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 City will become the largest municipality in the country to allow legal residents to vote if the legislation is approved as expected in December.
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 […]
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 […]
The Senate has a stark choice: voting rights or obstruction.
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, […]
By Chris Cillizza, CNN The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, legislation that would strengthen the federal government’s role in overseeing election law changes that could disenfranchise minority groups, passed the House on Tuesday — a victory for Democrats who believe it is a necessary response to the erosion of election protections by the Supreme […]