BREAKING: The New York legislature just passed necessary voting rights bills

January 14, 2019 - In Albany, the Legislature updated antiquated election laws by approving bills to enact early voting, pre- registration for 16 & 17- year- olds, same day registration, no excuse absentee voting, and mandate that state and federal primaries are held on the same day. "Today we are saying to New York that we are about tearing barriers down," Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the leader of the Senate Democrats.

"We are finally beginning to see New York’s elections begin — just begin — to catch up with the rest of the country,” said Susan Lerner, the executive director of Common Cause New York. 

This is huge for the future of democracy. 

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