FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, July 23, 2020
New York-Based Group Drove 8,000 Constituent Calls to NYS Legislature Supporting AVR
NEW YORK — Today, after the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly passed Automatic Voter Registration, Stand Up America released the following statement:
“The chaotic elections that have taken place during this pandemic have shown a bright spotlight on the many barriers Americans face to casting their ballots. We applaud New York lawmakers for finally eliminating one of the biggest barriers for New Yorkers to participate in the electoral process by passing automatic voter registration.
“If we want New York to be a progressive leader on issues like health care, climate action, and economic fairness, then we need every eligible voter to participate in our elections. If automatic voter registration becomes law, over one million people would be added to the voter rolls in New York.
“We urge Governor Cuomo to immediately sign this bill into law.”
Since 2019, Stand Up America has driven more than 8,000 constituents to call their lawmakers in the New York legislature pushing for automatic registration. The coordinated campaign included constituent emails and calls, letters to the editor, and other grassroots actions across the state to push lawmakers to support this legislation.
These efforts are being coordinated in partnership with numerous national and local grassroots organizations as part of the Let NY Vote coalition, including AVR NOW, the Brennan Center, the Center for Popular Democracy, Common Cause New York, Demos, Indivisible, Make the Road, New York Communities for Change, Public Citizen, and numerous other groups.
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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 1.3 million constitution calls to state and federal lawmakers.