State Representatives and Community Leaders to Rally Friday for Voting Reforms

Syracuse – This year, the New York Legislature passed historic voting reforms – such as early voting and consolidated primaries – that help break down barriers to voting. But the legislative session ends next month, and, in a state with massive registration gaps and abysmal turnout rates, much more must be done to strengthen our democracy.

On Friday, Senator Rachel May, Assemblyman Al Stirpe, Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli, and Common Council President Helen Hudson will join Syracuse residents in a rally in support of additional voting reforms that activists say lawmakers should pass  this session. Reforms include automatic voter registration – which could register 1.1 million New Yorkers – and voting restoration for people on parole.

Rally to break down barriers to voting

Senator Rachel May, Assemblyman Al Stirpe, Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli,Common Council President Helen Hudson, and Syracuse community members

Friday, May 17 at 1 p.m.

Hearing Room, State Office Building, 333 East Washington St. Syracuse