Stand Up to Voter Suppression


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

Assemble at 61st Street and Madison Avenue, the Koch brothers’ NYC office.

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,, or Marvin Smith,

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 the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.