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Coalition and Amalgamated Bank Provide Voter Registration Forms across New York City


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Press Contact: Thanu Yakupitiyage,  Main Phone: 212-627-2227 x235,  E-mail: tyaku@nyic.org
New York  (Tuesday, September 22, 2015)

Coalition and Amalgamated Bank Provide Voter Registration Forms across New York City

(New York, NY) Today on National Voter Registration Day, New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and Amalgamated Bank (AB) have partnered to provide voter registration forms at all 14 AB locations across the 5 boroughs. Today’s voter registration drive is part of the New York Immigration Coalition’s “Empowering New Americans Week” – a week of free citizenship clinics, talks, and voter registration opportunities organized by our allies and partners.

From Citizenship Day on September 17th to National Voter Registration Day on September 22nd, the Coalition and our partners have provided easy and accessible opportunities for New Americans to begin the process of becoming U.S citizens and for all New Yorkers to register to vote. Since 1998, the NYIC has registered more than 332,000 New American voters and contacted more than 1 million voters. Last year alone, NYIC’s “Immigrants Vote!” campaign registered 12,000 voters.

Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition said, “We thank Amalgamated Bank for partnering with us to making voter registration just a little bit easier for busy New Yorkers on this National Voter Registration Day. A top priority of the NYIC is to help foster civic engagement through empowering New Americans to become citizens when they are eligible and to urge all New Yorkers to exercise their ability to vote. With an election year coming up, this is more important than ever.”

“Amalgamated Bank is proud to support National Voter Registration Day, together with our allies at the NY Immigration Coalition,” said Keith Mestrich, President and CEO of Amalgamated Bank. “Most banks don’t care whether you vote or not, but at Amalgamated we know that our democracy is strongest when we all make our voices heard.”

All of Amalgamated Bank's New York City branches will be voter registration sites for the day. To find a branch, click here.

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The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees. The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fostering their leadership, and providing a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.



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