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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The following statement is from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Monday, November 5, 2012
More Than 30 Groups Join with Election Protection in Letter to Cuomo
Monday, November 5, 2012

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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On an unseasonably warm spring day, two hundred New Yorkers, including advocates, city officials, immigrant community members, and dozens of diverse immigrant groups, gathered at City Hall to promote the NYIC’s Top City Budget and Policy Priorities for the year.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

 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.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Begin One-Week Countdown to Immigrants’ Day of Action;
More than 1,000 Expected in Albany to Push for State Dream Legislation, Other Priorities 

Friday, October 29, 2010

 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. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Turnout Among New York's Over 1 Million Immigrant Voters Could Sway Election Outcomes

Monday, October 26, 2009

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.

 By rejecting the formula for selecting troubled areas in section 4, the Court effectively invalidates Section 5, the provision responsible for monitoring and enforcing access to the ballot

(New York, NY) Today, by a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court rejected Section 4 of the seminal Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, effectively ending more than 40 years of government oversight that protected minorities’ rights and ensured equal access to the ballot.


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