We Cannot Stop Now

Over the past weeks many of us have watched, marched, and spoken out against the racism and police brutality that is so deeply rooted in our country, including in our own New York City and State.

We are all heartbroken, enraged, and frustrated by what we have seen, but for the first time in a long time, many of us have allowed ourselves to feel optimism.  That is because we have seen that continued, non-violent, and unified resistance can make a difference.  In fact, it already has. But we cannot stop now.  This year, we must take our message not only to the streets, but to the ballot box as well.

In just a little over two weeks, on Tuesday, June 23, there will be an important primary election for our Democratic party representatives at both the state and federal levels.  I am on the ballot as your Democratic State Committeewoman, as well as Congressman Jerry Nadler and State Senator Brad Hoylman (both of whom have endorsed me).

I ask you now to vote to re-elect me as your Democratic State Committeewoman.  Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions about my campaign.

Thanks to the efforts of State Senator Hoylman and others, this election will be the first time in New York that there are many different ways to vote, including by mail.   I hope you will make a plan to vote through any of the methods below:

Request Your Absentee Ballot

Any voter can cast a ballot by mail safely from home.  To do so, you must request your ballot from the Board of Elections using this link, or return the absentee ballot request form you received in the mail.  All Absentee Ballot requests must be received by June 16th.  Once requested, you will receive your ballot in the mail. Simply fill it out, sign the envelope and return it, postmarked by June 23rd!

Vote IN PERSON Early

There are now “In Person” early voting sites throughout NYC  You can vote in person from Saturday, June 13th – Sunday, June 21st.  Your Early Voting polling location may be different from your regular polling location, so please check where to vote, and the hours the site is open at: https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/.

Vote on Election Day

This year, in person voting will take place as normal. Many polling places have changed so you are urged to check where to vote here: https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/.  Polling sites are open from 6am until 9pm on June 23rd.

With respect and in solidarity,

Rachel