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News Bulletin:

EarlyVotingPressConferenceBudget Release
On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo unveiled his full 2018 budget proposal. We were initially thrilled to see a budget line item related to early voting and automatic voter registration. What appeared to be $6.4 million in funding turned out to be an assumed cost on counties, not designated funding. We were of course disappointed but this will not prevent us from continuing our advocacy efforts to fund early voting.

The Governor still has time to amend his budget proposal. The New York State Constitution gives the Governor 30 days to amend his budget proposal. We are hoping that he will add the appropriate funding for early voting before time runs out.

You find all of the Governor's budget materials here.

FebFebruary In-District Lobby Visits
Even though there isn't currently budget funding dedicated to early voting, we are still encouraging local Leagues to meet with their legislators and discuss including funding in their one house budgets.

We are asking Local Leagues to meet with their Assembly members and Senators during their February break. This break begins on February 14th and ends on February 26th. We will be sending a packet of lobby materials to local Leagues with in the next week.

  Contact your Issues and Advocacy Chair if you are interested in joining members for a lobby meeting. 
Upcoming Events:

 

WomensMarchWomen's March: January 20th

If you will be marching with your local League at any of the Women's marches around the state be sure to send your photos to Jennifer at Jennifer@lwvny.org so we can post them on social media! You can also tag us on Facebook and Twitter so we can share your posts!

 

  Rally Voting Reform Rally: January 23rd
Don't forget to register for the LetNYVote Rally on January 23rd in Albany!
You can register here. If you do register, please let us know so we can keep track of League members and make sure you get a lobby visit!
NewsLeague in the News:
SessionCalendarWeekly Session Calendar:

Monday, January 22nd
-Assembly Session @ 2:00 pm watch live
- Senate Session @ 3:00 pm watch live
  • NYS Board of Elections Commissioners meeting @ 12. Watch here.
  • The first corruption trial of former aid to Governor Cuomo, Joseph Percoco, will begin in NYC. Follow us on social media for updates!

Tuesday, January 23rd

-Assembly Session @ 10:00 am watch live
- Senate Session @ 11:00 am watch live
  • Senate Codes Committee. 3:00 pm. Agenda and Live Stream Here
  • Assembly Health Committee. 10:30 am. Agenda Here
  • Assembly Economic Development Committee. 10:00 am. Agenda Here
  • LetNYVote Rally @11:00am (see events above)

 

 

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