Immigrant Outreach Group Urges Participation At The Polls
With the general elections less than two weeks away, the immigrant organization Make the Road New York is trying to reach thousands of newly eligible voters in low-income neighborhoods across Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn.
On Sunday, members of the group were out to make sure residents understand the importance of casting a ballot.
"The Senate of the United States can pass immigration reform, the governor can put more money in our schools, the Attorney General can protect us from discrimination. And we need to make sure that our communities are represented very well and very strongly on November 2nd," said Ana Maria Archila of Make the Road New York.
Dozens of volunteers went door-to-door urging people to get to the polls.
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Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.