CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Candidates Offer Pro-Immigrant Budget and Policy Campaign Promises to Compete for the Immigrant Vote
150 Community Leaders and Advocates Unveil Top Ten State Budget and Policy Priorities, Joined by NYS Ed Commissioner John King, Deputy Secretary Alphonso David, and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chair of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Taskforce
The following statement is from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
More Than 30 Groups Join with Election Protection in Letter to Cuomo
In response to advocacy by a diverse coalition of groups, Governor Cuomo announced late this afternoon that all New Yorkers would be able to vote by paper ballot (known as an affidavit ballot) at any polling place in the state, and that all such ballots would be counted.
On an unseasonably mild March day, 1,300 immigrants and their allies representing 94 organizations warmed up Albany even more. Coming from all corners of the state, they converged on Albany for the New York Immigration Coalition’s 15th Annual Immigrants’ Day of Action. The day marked an inspiring and impressive feat in civic engagement and participatory democracy.
Begin One-Week Countdown to Immigrants’ Day of Action;
More than 1,000 Expected in Albany to Push for State Dream Legislation, Other Priorities
The New York Immigration Coalition and the New York Community Media Alliance today released responses to a gubernatorial candidates' questionnaire developed jointly by the two organizations. All seven candidates for governor were offered the opportunity to answer the questionnaire; responses were received from Democratic Party candidate Andrew Cuomo, Green Party Candidate Howie Hawkins, and Libertarian Party candidate Warren Redlich.
Turnout Among New York's Over 1 Million Immigrant Voters Could Sway Election Outcomes
Immigrant voters who are hungry to hear about where New York City’s mayoral candidates stand on important immigrant issues finally have something to sink their teeth into.