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Ready, Set, Vote!
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7 pm

In 1920 women "got" the right to vote.
In 2019, New York State enacted its first voting reforms in a century.

New Yorkers will now have more time to vote, an easier time voting, and modern voter registration systems. These election reforms are significant, but in a state that's notorious for low voter turnout and poor access to the ballot box, there is still so much work to be done!


Join the Conversation. Learn about the new initiatives so you can spread the word. Discuss what can be done to expand voter access, right here in New York State and beyond. Your participation in the policy process matters.

Panel (in formation):
Meena Bose,
Moderator - Executive Dean of Public Policy and Public Service Programs at Hofstra University's Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, and Director of the Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. She is the author of Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy: The National Security Decision Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy (1998), and editor of the reference volume The New York Times on the Presidency.

Hanna Klain, The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The Brennan Center is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that works to reform, revitalize - and when necessary, defend - our country's systems of democracy and justice.

John DeVito, Jr, Law Clerk to a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court and former candidate for New York State Senate in Suffolk County's 3rd District. John has an extensive background in community organizing, having worked for Organizing for Action, a 501(c)(4) organization that advocated for the agenda of former President Barack Obama and on electoral campaigns around the country. John's service with the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division provides a unique perspective on current legal issues involving voting and election reform.


This program is co-presented with the League of Women Voters of Port Washington - Manhasset. The League hosts hundreds of candidate debates and forums across the country each year and provides straightforward information about candidates and ballot issues. Through print and online resources, including, we equip voters with essential information about the election process in each state, including polling place hours and locations, ballot information, early or absentee voting rules, voter registration deadlines, ID requirements and more.

Free admission to all Conversations from Main Street programs is made possible by underwriting from The Angela & Scott Jaggar Foundation


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