Voting Rights in NYC

Our Future Our Vote Campaign

While New York may not be the primary state mentioned in national voting rights discussions, historically it remains a serial offender when it comes to restricting the right to vote and subsequently limiting the strength of political power in communities of African descent. In light of that history, Black New Yorkers must continue to use every tool available to determine who and what best serves their community. Voting is a key part of that effort and that’s why the CLSJ Our Future Our Vote campaign seeks to:

  • Elevate civic knowledge and civic participation in Black NYC communities with a special emphasis on Black youth ages 17-35;
  • Build out the infrastructure necessary for sustained political empowerment within NYC’s communities of African descent; and
  • Center the power of the people through voting, civic engagement, and grassroots organizing!
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Download the CLSJ Voter Guide!

CLSJ June 2022 Primary Voter Guide

Please download the CLSJ 2022 Primary Voter Guide in order to get ready for the upcoming election. Due to the fluctuations in the 2022 Election Calendar (most of which were caused by the on-going redistricting saga), this guide will be updated as information changes.

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Join Our Volunteer Team!

Volunteer With CLSJ!

Would you like to get involved in helping build political power in Black NYC communities? Fill out this volunteer form to join the Center for Law & Social Justice at Medgar Evers College for on the ground outreach. Our goal is to encourage NYC Black communities to get out to vote in the first round of New York State Primary Elections from June 18th through June 28th, the second round of primary elections in August and the general election in November 2022!

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