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The Indivisible Project’s Statement on New York Election Requirements

10/29/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2019 
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC — The Indivisible Project released the following statement in response to Chairman Jay Jacobs’ public support for changes to the state’s voting process to protect Governor Andrew Cuomo’s interests. 

“Increasing the minimum threshold to appear on the state ballot will have a detrimental impact on the ability of smaller parties, like the progressive Working Families Party, to qualify for ballot access,” said Lauren Boc, State Policy Manager. 

“The move to end fusion voting is a direct political attack on the Working Families Party, a critical progressive voice in New York, and a distraction from the Public Financing Commission’s stated purpose: to enact meaningful public financing for elections in New York State.”

“The Working Families Party is an essential advocate for progressive values that are too often ignored by the Democratic establishment in New York,” said Lucy Solomon, IE Political Director. “Governor Cuomo's move to eliminate fusion voting in the state is a direct attack on a leading progressive organization that was key to winning the state legislature for Democrats in 2018.” 

 

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