Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

LWVNYS Legislative Action

After more than three decades of fighting for election modernization, the following legislation passed and was signed into law:

  • early voting,
  • primary consolidation,
  • pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds,
  • no-excuse absentee balloting and same day registration were passed this legislative session, but because they require a constitutional amendment, they need second passage in 2021 and voter

In addition, we achieved

  • pay equity for all employees,
  • stronger sexual harassment protections and reporting,
  • closure of LLC loophole, and
  • strong reproductive choice

These are all huge accomplishments, but we’re not done yet. This legislative session, we also demanded:

  • restoration of voting rights for parolees,
  • campaign finance reforms and public financing of elections,
  • ERA amendment in state constitution,
  • And ..

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