10.24 General Election Rundown
Everyone, there’s an election happening!
🗣 THE CITY-WIDE GENERAL ELECTION IS UPON US!
We know, we know… we made such a big deal about the importance of the primary—which, btw, was where a majority of seats were won and lost—but we’ve still got to show up to the Nov 2 general election (fyi, early voting is now until Oct 31).
But don’t be scared, we’ve got you covered with our handy voter guide! It’s got the 5 ballot measures, why we won’t be voting for Eric Adams, our City Council Shoe-ins + those tight races, and of course, Comptroller, Public Advocate, and Boro Prez… Check it out:
More below, including helping flip CD32 & 51 blue, general election hottakes and all election info you, your friends, and fam need to vote!
ON THE RADAR
GOTV canvassing, door knocking, phone banking to help elect Felicia Singh
GOTV canvassing, door knocking, phone banking to help elect Olivia Drabczyk
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🚨 Ballot Measure Quick-Sheet
🔹 Redistricting Changes Amendment - YES
🔹 Environmental Rights Amendment - YES
Read Up on the Ballot Measures:
We can’t, in our right minds, vote for Eric Adams. He wants to bring back stop-and-frisk and have cops crawling all over the subway and city streets. That is enough not to vote for this man. Additionally, he'll continue to hand the keys of the city over to developers, will keep the schools segregated, and will most likely carry a gun. What?
Read about some de Blasio policies Adams will likely change. << Basically from bad to worse.
We are also expecting the inevitability of an Adams administration and are determined to push him left and hold him accountable. Here’s some positive policy ideas he's expressed support for that we need to hold him to: transforming hotels into housing for the houseless; pedestrian plazas in the outer lying boroughs and low income communities; bike lanes and bike "superhighways."
But, who is Eric Adams? << He is, by many accounts, “an unusual man” - NYT.
🚨 NY Senate District 30 Special Election
Basically, Cordel Cleare, the Dem party machine candidate, has been appointed the seat with only the show of a special election, cuz, you know, democracy. Keep an eye on Ali Diini for next year’s election, where the NY Senate District 30 seat is actually up for grabs.
🚨 Flip City Council District 32 & 51 Blue:
🔹 CD32 in Queens—Running for the open seat to represent the incredible diversity of CD32 is Felicia Singh. She’s a life-long resident of Ozone Park, an educator, and daughter of 2 working class immigrant parents. She was also our #1 pick in the primary, going above and beyond our criteria including removing at least $1B from the NYPD budget, funding NYCHA, funding our schools, supporting small businesses and workers, climate and environmental resilience and accessible transportation. Let’s help flip the district by volunteering with Felicia’s campaign—SIGN-UP HERE!
🔹 CD51 in Staten Island—Running against incumbent Republican asshole Joe Borelli is Olivia Drabczyk. Olivia has a background in mental health counseling and experience as a special education teacher in NYC for 10 years. She hits on a good deal of our criteria, advocating for more public transit, open streets, and protecting the wetlands in SI from over-development! Let’s help flip the district by volunteering with Olivia’s campaign—SIGN-UP HERE!
💥If you’re all set to vote, look-up your voting location: findmypollsite.vote.nyc
🚨 Important Dates
10.23-31: Early voting
11.2: Absentee ballot return deadline - Recommended you mail in 11.1 to make sure it gets that 11.2 post-stamp.
11.2: Election Day (Last Day to Vote!)
🚨 Early Voting Hours
Sat 10/23—8am to 5pm
Sun 10/24—8am to 5pm
Mon 10/25—7am to 4pm
Tues 10/26—10am to 8pm
Wed 10/27—10am to 8pm
Thurs 10/28—10am to 8pm
Fri 10/29—7am to 4pm
Sat 10/30—8am to 5pm
Sun 10/31—8am to 4pm
💥VOTING QUESTIONS? CALL THE @BOENYC: 1-866-VOTE-NYC/1-866-868-3692
🚨 Know your rights!
🔹 Employees are eligible for 2 hours paid time off from work if there is not enough time to vote
🔹 If you mess up, you can ask for a fresh ballot
🔹 You can request up to 3 new ballots
🔹 You can bring voting materials
🔹 Magnifying glasses are available
🔹 Ask for help!
🔹 Ask for an interpreter!
🔹 Any issues? Request and AFFIDAVIT BALLOT
🔹 In line by 9pm and you have a right to vote
🔹 All formerly incarcerated have a right to vote