Stand Up to Voter Suppression

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One of the worst dangers facing immigrants today is a nationwide effort by conservatives to make it tougher for naturalized citizens and low-income people to vote.

On December 10, there will be a rally in New York City opposing voter suppression laws. The Stand Up for Freedom Rally takes place on Human Rights Day.

According to the NAACP:

This year, two-thirds of state legislatures have introduced laws that undermine the right to vote. Early voting and Sunday voting are under attack, photo ID requirements will introduce the first financial and document barrier to voting since the poll tax, and racially-motivated bans on ex-felons will wipe tens of thousands off the rolls.

This effort is unprecedented, it is coordinated, and it is targeted. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, students, working women, seniors and immigrants of all colors will be disproportionately affected.

Assembly and March Information

10:30-11:30am
Assemble at 61st Street and Madison Avenue, the Koch brothers’ NYC office.

11:30am
March from 61st Street and Madison Avenue to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at 47th Street and Second Avenue.

If you need transport, you should contact Pastor Roderick Pearson, rapearson1@verizon.net, or Marvin Smith, umsindisi93@optonline.net.

For more information, click here.

The rally is organized by the NAACP and supported by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is Director of Legal Services at CARECEN and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra University. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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