Art by Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez
In 2020, New Yorkers are heading to the polls in April, June, and November. 2020 isn’t only about presidential primaries and the little orange monster in the White House. Here in New York we've got Congressional, Assembly, and State Senate races on deck—plus at least one special election: we see you Queens Borough President!
To get the skinny on NYC’s 2020 ballots straight from the masterminds behind some of our biggest 2018 victories, read on and RSVP to this month’s training “Beyond the Prez: What’s on the Ballot in 2020,” happening next Wednesday, Jan 22, from 6:30-8:30 PM in Lower Manhattan.
Let’s face it. When we hear “Election 2020,” one thing comes to mind. But every election and every vote counts, so we’re refocusing our attention on this year’s statewide and local races. At next Wednesday’s training, Broads will have a chance to get a preview of what’s coming in 2020: who’s on your ballot, how to choose between the candidates, what’s at stake this next session, and why Assembly primaries could be the wildest of them all. And we are *so excited* that the training will be led by amazing womxn running in 2020, as well as alum of some of the last cycle’s biggest campaign issues—including the DREAM Act and rent regulations.
In 2018, Dems took back the NY State Senate after 8 years of GOP control, opening the door to progressive reforms including passage of the state DREAM act, rent regulation laws, codification of Roe, & more. The scale of this win was unprecedented for NY and the product of years of advocacy and coalition-building. In 2020, we’re expecting overcrowded races with more challengers to Dem incumbents than ever before, and multiple progressive candidates running in a single district—which is awesome but makes it harder to parse distinctions between candidates. In NYC, if you win the Democratic Primary, you essentially win the race, so voters have to do more than just vote down the Democratic line. You’ll need to do your homework, and we’re here to help!
Girl, you know what to do:
—Smash that RSVP link & come train up for 2020.
—Now's also a good time to check that you’re registered to vote in your district!
—Plus, if you want to be eligible to vote in the Democratic primaries (you do), then non-affiliated voters must enroll as a Dem up to 25 days before the April 28 primary—AKA by Valentine’s Day.