New York’s Democracy Reform Bill Sends Positive Message

After decades in which all reforms were stymied, the new legislature enacted sweeping changes to voting laws on its second day in session

Harvard Ash Center
Jan 18, 2019 · 9 min read
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New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and others applaud as Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaks to members of the state Senate during opening day of the 2019 legislative session at the State Capitol. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

“In recent years, the voting reform organizations did excellent organizing and coalition building”

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Challenges to Democracy

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Challenges to Democracy

Challenges to Democracy is the blog of the Democratic Governance Program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.

Harvard Ash Center

Written by

A global research center housed at Harvard focused on making the world a better place by advancing excellence and innovation in governance and public policy.

Challenges to Democracy

Challenges to Democracy is the blog of the Democratic Governance Program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.

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