05.23 It’s Crunch Time—1 month!

Important dates, Young NYers Manhattan DA Forum, #ONEYEARLATER a walk-out and rally in remembrance of George Floyd

It’s crunch time! 

We are 20 days out from early voting (June 12-20) and 30 from election day (June 22)! Remember, the June 22 City-Wide Primary Election is when we can transform NYC! This is when we can vote for candidates who will #defundthepolice, #fundNYCHA, invest in our communities, desegregate our schools and more! Because things are rolling quick, here’s a few important dates to remember:

05.28 Last Day to Register to Vote

06.07 Recommended Last Day to Request Your Absentee 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

But don’t feel like you’ve got to go it alone, Soft Power Vote has got your back! Our voter guide will be launching the first week of June. We’ll be ranking every office, including the entirety of City Council and we’ll even include District Leaders, Judicial Delegates, and Civil Court Judges… remember those? Yeah, they’re back!

This week is also #ONEYEARLATER, a remembrance of the murder of George Floyd and our continued fight for justice and accountability. More below.

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  • WATCH: Monday, 05.24 6pm Manhattan District Attorney Candidate Forum Presented by Young New Yorkers. 

    • Young NY’ers is a nonprofit that provides arts-based diversion programs to court-involved young people. When a young person has been arrested, prosecutors have the discretion to take a range of actions – from declining to prosecute, to offering a restorative diversion sentence such as YNY, to defaulting to incarceration and the lifelong collateral consequences of a criminal record. Sign up!

    • This event was submitted by our reader, Sam Anderson! 

  • ACTION: Tuesday 05.25 3pm: Walk Out in Remembrance for George Floyd

    • Join @blackwomxnsmarch @ridersforblacklives @riders4rights @uniteny2020 in this nationwide walk-out in remembrance of George Floyd. A walk-out can be as simple as stepping outside for a moment, or joining a protest. It’s a demonstration of walking out on a system that does not work for you, your friends, your fam, your neighbors. #ONEYEARLATER #GEORGEFLOYD

  • ACTION: Tuesday 05.25 5pm: One Year Later Rally @ Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn

    • George Floyd’s murder ignited a fire in our souls and accelerated a revolution. It activated us. And yet we still fight for justice and accountability. One. Year. Later. #ONEYEARLATER #GEORGEFLOYD

    • Rally in Cadman Plaza, BK @ 5pm

  • ACTION: Tuesday 05.25 1 & 5pm: Help New Yorkers Make Their Voices Heard at the Ballot Box!

    • Join DemocracyNYC in partnership with NALEO, DUSA, and the Hispanic Federation as part of the Latino Week of Action on a phone bank event to help New Yorkers learn about how to make their voices heard at the ballot box in June and beyond! Sign up!

  • ACTION: Wednesday 05.26 5pm: For the Record Fundraiser for Dianne Morales @ Public Records


    • Make sure your friends, fam, and neighbors are all registered and ready to vote!

    • Register to vote / change address: nycvotes.turbovote.org

  • ACTION: Request Your Absentee Ballot


  • ON VIEW: "Political Intimacy" demystifies and humanizes the process of running for local office through a series of video interviews between local political candidates and representatives. Through June 21st Political Intimacy At Pratt Manhattan Gallery Windows.

    • Features local names like: Paperboy Prince, Crystal Hudson, Erik Bottcher, Jabari Brisport, Jumaane Williams, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Michael Hollingsworth, and Phara Souffrant Forrest.

  • June 1 Filipino American Arts Directory submissions deadline. Join the community of Filipino artists in the fourth edition of this Fil/Am publication! 

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Get Ready to Vote

Important Dates

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

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