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NY State Assembly Approves the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of NY  



June 2, 2022   

Carolina González
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Sarai Bejarano
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NY State Assembly Approves the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of NY  
LatinoJustice Supports Landmark Legislation & Urges Gov. Hochul’s Signature


New York, NY – The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA) — a landmark legislation that would help root out discrimination against voters of color and become one of the most comprehensive state-level voting rights acts in the country— cleared the New York State Assembly today, days after the New Yor Senate voted in favor of the bill. The NYVRA will now head to Governor Hochul’s desk, bringing this legislation one step closer to becoming a law.  

The following statement can be attributed to Lourdes M. Rosado President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF: 

“We applaud the New York Senate and Assembly for passing the John R. Lewis New York Voting Rights Act, and especially commend Sen. Zellnor Myrie for his leadership on this issue. As we’re seeing hundreds of bills introduced around the country to suppress voting and silence voters of color, legislation like the NYVRA is critical to strengthen protections against racial discrimination and voter intimidation at the polls. We now urge Governor Hochul to finish the job to make the NYVRA a transformational piece of legislation for all New Yorkers and our democracy.” 



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