Did you know that registered voters in New York will NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE in the 2020 Presidential Primary if they apply to join the Democratic Party after October 11, 2019, more than six months before the Primary!?
This is the LONGEST waiting period in the ENTIRE country. The New York State Democratic Party has the power to end this voter suppression now, but only if they hear from Democrats like us.
On May 22nd, the New York State Democratic Committee will vote on its 2020 Delegate Selection Plan.
Myself and other reform-minded State Committee Members are urging the Party to adopt the LET ALL DEMOCRATS VOTE AMENDMENT, which will guarantee that all New York voters who apply to join the Democratic Party at least 25 days before the 2020 Presidential Primary get to vote in that Primary.
Changing party affiliation 25 days prior to an election is the national average, it matches New York's new-voter registration deadline, and it complies with the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) new rule that switching parties needs to be easy. If the New York State Democratic Party does not take steps to establish a 25-day party change deadline, the DNC could take away some of the State's delegates to the Democratic National Convention, leaving New York Democrats with less say in the choice of our Party’s nominee for President.
If you are a Democrat in New York, please submit comments HERE and urge the New York State Party to adopt the LET ALL DEMOCRATS VOTE AMENDMENT. The submission deadline is May 18, 2019.
Take action and find other resources at LetAllDemsVote.org, and spread the word to friends and colleagues. New Democrats in New York shouldn't have to sit on the sidelines during this critical election!
Thank you, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.