05.09 Are You (& ur mom figure) Registered To Vote?
Voter Registration Day, Manhattan DA Forum, “But I’m Not Into Politics,” & Donors Rank Mayoral Candidates
Listen up everyone: Are y’all registered up and ready to vote? We want you, your friends, and your fam to all be ready to vote on June 22!
Our primaries suffer from extremely low voter turnout--Mayor de Blasio won the 2017 Democratic mayoral primary with only 14% of registered Dems showing up. CRZY!
June 22 is where your vote can make a huge impact! Your chosen fam can literally sway an election in NYC… which is powerful.
First, check to make sure your registration is all up to date: nycvotersearch.com.
If you are all set, then you can join Democracy NYC in their Voter Registration Day on Tues, May 11, to help register people to vote!
If you and your loved ones need to register (or just update your address), use nycvotes.turbovote.org, a handy voter registration system that will even send registration forms for all those without NYS issued IDs or printers. Also, 17-year-olds can register to vote too, though they’ve got to be 18 to cast that ballot. As of May 4th, all formerly incarcerated people’s voting rights have automatically been restored!
The voter registration deadline is May 28. It’s coming up quickly. This is a once-in-a-generation election for NYC. Don’t let anyone sit this out!
More below, including the City Council hearing on the FY2022 NYPD budget, Feminist Futures at the Bronx Museum of Art, and a Ranked Choice Voting trial run with the BK Library.
One more thing, we’re excited to be making our first endorsement for the June 22 primary this coming Wednesday. Stay tuned!
Wanna put something on our radar? Leave a comment or email us at email@example.com.
ON THE RADAR
WATCH: Tuesday 05.11 10am: City Council Budget Hearing on Public Safety (NYPD BUDGET!!!)
See where the NYC City Council stands on DEFUND for FY2022. (Virtual Room 2)
The FY2022 $98.6B Budget includes crucial federal funding for school programs, universal FREE 3-k, funding for anti-violence groups, but does not defund the NYPD at all.
Remember: the budget reflects our values.
ACTION: Tuesday 05.11 12pm & 4pm: Voter Registration Day with Democracy NYC
Help register people before the June 22 City-Wide Primary.
The NYC primaries suffer from low voter turnout so we gotta level up!
WATCH: Tuesday 05.11 8pm: Manhattan DA Candidate Forum Presented by UWS Open Hearts and Da Homeless Hero
How safety and justice can be defined in a way that includes all community members including those experiencing homelessness. Register here!
ACTION: Saturday & Sunday 05.15-16: Rank the Vote Weekend of Action
Hit the streets or go online with Rank the Vote to get folks ready for Ranked Choice Voting. Register here!
Born in Flames: Feminist Futures now on view at the Bronx Museum. Broken up into four sections, each being a window of speculation on what could have been, what is, or what is to come. Featuring fourteen badass contemporary artists.
Discussion with NYC legends Fab 5 Freddy, Futura, Lee Quiñones, and Lady Pink Out of the Museum of Fine Arts… Boston
“Being able to not care about politics is a privilege! The ability to exempt yourself from politics indicates that you are not personally affected by politics - a privilege that many vulnerable communities do not have! Your privilege could be utilized to take action in spaces they do not have the ability to.” - @courtneyahndesign
SOFT POWER VOTE
Manhattan District Attorney Debate Rundown in Gothamist
Donors are Ranking Mayoral Candidates (Dianne is #1) via The City
Ranked Choice Voting Trial Run with Gothamist and the BK Public Library: Which is the greatest NYC-centric book of all time?
Get Ready to Vote
Voter Registration (deadline 05/28)
Request Your Absentee Ballot (deadline 06/07)
05.28 Last Day to Postmark Voter Registration/Last Day To Register In-Person
06.02 Last Day for BOE to Receive Voter Registration Through Mail
06.02 Last Day for BOE to Receive Change of Address
06.07 Recommended Last Day to Request Your Absentee/Mail-in Ballot
06.21 Last Day to Apply In-Person for Absentee/Mail-in Ballot
06.22 Last Day to Postmark/Deliver to BOE Absentee/Mail-in Ballot
06.12 - 06.20 Early Voting for Primary
06.22 Primary Election Day
Soft Power Vote SPV Community Folder is still a thing!