January’s focus – Expand Voting Rights!

This past week was exciting, with a comprehensive package of voting reforms passed in the New York State legislature.  We are looking forward to seeing the implementation of early voting, consolidation of federal and state primaries, pre-registration of 16 & 17 year olds, same day registration, and more!  Thank your representatives for helping move New York’s voting laws into the 21st century!

While our focus for January is voting rights, I’d like to take a different tack on actions this week.  In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the voting inequalities that continue to persist if not in our own state, across the country, take some time this week to read his words.  Use that as a jumping off point for your own actions – if it’s contacting your representatives or taking direct action to help people in your community.

Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence – 1967
Our God is Marching On – 1965
The American Dream – 1964