New York, NY USA – October 29, 2022: A Vote Here Vote Aqui voting sign in English, Spanish and Chinese at an early voting location at Columbia University in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY For the last two election cycles, New York City voters have used ranked choice voting, which […]
Washington, D.C. | U.S.A. – Aug 28, 2021: March On for Voting Rights “Protect Our Vote!” (Shutterstock) By Holly Otterbein and Elena Schneider, Politico PHILADELPHIA — On a chilly afternoon last week, Pastor Melanie DeBouse stood on a small stage in a city park trying to fire up her neighbors, many of them Black, and […]
By Abby Kiesa, The Conversation The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion has far-reaching personal and political implications and may help decide the midterm elections in November 2022. That influence extends to young people’s election participation. People ages 18 to 29 have historically been less likely to vote than older […]
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 […]
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, […]
Contributions of African and Caribbean American Immigrant Communities to Municipal Elections
By Linda Nwoke Before COVID-19, New York City was a land of possibilities. A city of great attraction to people all over the world. In business, it is the world’s financial center; such representation and influence make it one of the top powerful cities in the world. New York City is a dynamic, upward, progressive […]
By Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY We’ve heard from a lot of you asking about when and how to request an absentee ballot, and if that option is still available to everyone because of the pandemic. We’ll cut to the chase: Yes, it is. But what are all the details? We talked with officials at the […]
ATLANTA – During the Civil Rights Movement, Black leaders and allies paid the ultimate price for all Americans to earn the right to vote. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the co-founder and first leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), gave his life fighting for equal rights and educating the world about the value […]