By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A progressive faith organization plans to contact one million people before the Nov. 6 mid-term election to make sure they understand what is at stake for our country on that day. Faith in Action (formerly known as PICO) announced on Aug. 25 its comprehensive voter engagement campaign, “Faith Votes” in a news conference. The key point persons in the campaign will be clergy with a national network of 39 groups in 22 states and 150 cities. “Through Faith Votes, we aren’t just interested in voter engagement, we interested in building leaders,” the Rev. Alvin Herring, the executive director of Faith in Action, said. “Rather than focusing exclusively on the need to vote, we will engage voters, many of whom are people of color, around issues that impact them the most such as voting rights, sentencing reform, livable wages, family leave, public education and access to affordable … [Read more...] about Faith in Action Seeks to Reach 1 Million People Before Election Day
Voters in Erie County will be going to the polls from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 for a variety of primary elections, to pick candidates for everything from governor to Collins town justice. Because New York holds closed primary elections, only voters enrolled in a specific party can vote in primaries for that party. Here's who will be on the ballot in Erie County: STATE RACES: GOVERNOR Democratic Cynthia E. Nixon Andrew M. Cuomo LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Democratic Kathy C. Hochul Jumaane Williams ATTORNEY GENERAL Democratic Sean Patrick Maloney Letitia A. James Leecia R. Eve Zephyr Teachout Reform Nancy B. Sliwa Mike Diederich Christopher B. Garvey 63rd SENATE DISTRICT Democratic Timothy M. Kennedy Shaqurah G. Zachery 142nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT Republican Timothy C. Nolan Erik T. Bohen Conservative Erik T. Bohen Thomas J Mescall Jr. Independence Erik T. Bohen Michelle M. Kennedy 144th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT Reform Michael J. Norris Write-in ERIE COUNTY RACES ERIE … [Read more...] about Who’s on the ballot in Erie County primary elections?
Voters in Niagara County on Sept. 13 can vote in primary elections to help pick candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and town justices in Somerset and Wheatfield. Because New York holds closed primary elections, only voters enrolled in a specific party can vote in primaries for that party. Polls open at noon and close at 9 p.m. in Niagara County. Here is who is on the ballot: STATE RACES GOVERNOR Democratic Cynthia E. Nixon Andrew M. Cuomo LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Democratic Kathy C. Hochul Jumaane Williams ATTORNEY GENERAL Democratic Sean Patrick Maloney Letitia A. James Leecia R. Eve Zephyr Teachout Reform Nancy B. Sliwa Mike Diederich Christopher B. Garvey STATE ASSEMBLY - 144TH DISTRICT Reform Michael J. Norris Opportunity to ballot TOWN OF SOMERSET TOWN JUSTICE Working Families Pamela S. Rider Benjamin L. Seward Independence Pamela S. Rider Benjamin L. Seward TOWN OF WHEATFIELD TOWN JUSTICE Democratic Charles J. Naughton … [Read more...] about Who’s on the ballot in Niagara County primary elections?
By DAVE SOLOMONNew Hampshire Union Leader August 30. 2018 8:05PM A courtroom full of lawyers listens as Louise Spencer, an activist for progressive causes, continues her testimony in the fourth day of a hearing on the state's new law governing voter registration. (Dave Solomon / Union Leader) MANCHESTER — An advocate for immigrant families and a University of New Hampshire student activist testified that the state’s new election law would suppress turnout among students, the homeless and newly minted American citizens as the hearing on Senate Bill 3 entered its fourth day in Hillsborough County Superior Court.The bill, passed last year and signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu, establishes new procedures for voter registration within 30 days of an election or on election day. It requires would-be voters to provide proof of residency, other than the voter affidavit they had been required to sign.If someone trying to register doesn’t have the right documents, … [Read more...] about Opponents of SB3 testify that state’s new election law will suppress votes
August 30, 2018 by Keith Schubert 2 Comments While most of the election drama has been focused on state and federal races, Hennepin County races have no shortage of interesting candidates and issues. Much of the intrigue came from the DFL endorsing convention, where Angela Conley nearly secured the party endorsement over longtime incumbent Peter McLaughlin. While neither candidate ultimately received the necessary 60 percent votes for endorsement, Conley was the frontrunner with 57 percent of delegate votes. District 4, which Conley is seeking to represent, covers parts of east and downtown Minneapolis, as well as the University of Minnesota campus and South Minneapolis between Interstate 35W and the Mississippi River. Going south, the district also covers the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Fort Snelling. Conley postulates that this area, which is home to many diverse communities, deserves a commissioner who represents the community on what is currently an … [Read more...] about Elections 101: Hennepin County Races