Vote! It Will Now Be Easier Than Ever to Vote in the State of New York!

Vote! It Will Now Be Easier Than Ever to Vote in the State of New York!

Vote! It Will Now Be Easier Than Ever to Vote in the State of New York!

Written by Leonel Gomez

01/23/2019

 

 

Unfortunately, New York has been suffering with very poor voting laws and has fallen behind other states in terms of voting reform. However, we are one step closer of that being a thing of the past! On January 14th, a series of bills were passed by the New York State Legislature that would make voting easier for every New York citizen. The bills include:

  • Early voting (up to 10 days before Election Day)
  • Pre-registration of 16 and 17 year-olds
  • Same day registration
  • Same day federal and state primaries
  • Portable voter registration (allows voters who move within the same state to transfer their registration and vote on Election Day at their new poll site)
  • No excuse absentee voting (allows voters to request an absentee ballot without requiring that the voter state a reason)

As a result of these bills, long lines and crowding at polling sites will hopefully decrease which could help increase voter turnout.

 

DUSA has proudly been at the forefront along with other civic groups fighting for better voting laws in New York. Since 2015, we have gone to Albany every year to speak with New York legislators to advocate for these bills. We are excited to finally see our efforts reflected in the passing of these bills. 

This a step closer to our goal in making sure that every Dominican-American, as well as every U.S. citizen, can freely exercise their right to vote. Nevertheless, there is still much work to be done.

Join us in continuing the fight for voter reform! It is because of you that we are able to do what we do, donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dominicanos-usa-1

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Abogados de Inmigración gratis en NY

Abogados de Inmigración gratis en NY New York es una de las ciudades más grandes de los Estados Unidos. La ciudad es también un puerto de fusión de muchas culturas, especialmente de América Latina. Como tal puede ser difícil establecerte en esta ciudad sin la ayuda de un abogado de inmigración, cosa que pero puede ser costar mucho. La buena noticia es que hay también muchos abogados de inmigración gratis e instituciones que te pueden ayudar con los problemas que puedes encontrar al empezar el proceso de inmigración. En nuestro directorio te proporcionamos datos de contacto de abogados/instituciones que ofrecen servicios gratuitos para no tener problemas o para resolverlas si aparecen…

  • Catholic Charities Community Services
    Catholic Charities Community Services es una organización que ofrece servicios legales gratuitos para
    inmigrantes y refugiados con bajos ingresos…
    (212) 419-3700
    www.catholiccharitiesny.org
    Manhattan, NY 10022
    1011 First Avenue, 12th floor

 

  • Legal Services NYC – Staten Island
    Legal Services NYC – Staten Island ofrece servicios legales para los residentes de Staten Island con bajos
    ingresos…
    718-233- 6480
    www.statenislandlegalservices.org
    Staten Island, NY 10301
    36 Richmond Terrace Suite 205

 

  • Legal Aid Society: Immigration Law Unit
    Legal Aid Society: Immigration Law Unit es una empresa que ofrece servicios de inmigración para
    personas sin ingresos…
    (718) 773-6886
    www.legal-aid.org
    Brooklyn, NY 11213
    Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, 262 Kingston Avenue

 

  • Safe Horizon: Immigration Law Project
    Safe Horizon: Immigration Law Project ayuda a los inmigrantes con servicios legales gratis o de bajos
    costo, que necesitan…
    (718) 943-8632
    www.safehorizon.org
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    50 Court Street, 8th Floor

 

  • New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) es una organización no lucrativa que ofrece servicios legales en casos civiles y de inmigracion, gratis y de bajo coste. No hablan español…
    212-613- 5000 ext. 2
    www.nylag.org
    New York, NY 10004
    7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor

 

  • Catholic Migration Services: Brooklyn Office
    Catholic Migration Services: Brooklyn Office ofrece servicios y ayuda legal gratis o de bajo costes para
    inmigrantes y refugiados…
    (718) 236-3000
    www.catholicmigration.org
    Brooklyn, NY 11219
    1258 65th St. 3rd Floor

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