Published: Fri, April 20, 2018

NY Gov. Cuomo Orders Voting Rights Restored For Parolees

NY Gov. Cuomo Orders Voting Rights Restored For Parolees

NY parolees will now be able to vote after the governor signed an executive order on Wednesday.

In a joint statement, 32BJ SEIU President Héctor Figueroa and Communications Workers of America Local 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor said that the tents of the Working Families Party leave them no choice but to break ranks and support Cuomo.

This executive order will open the voting booths to more than 35,000 New Yorkers now on parole.

Barone said he has talked to clients who were unaware they were in jeopardy of losing their voting rights.

Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat running for a third term, made.

Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch said Cuomo should worry about "the failure of a parole system that could set free a remorseless, three-time cop-killer like Herman Bell" rather than the rights of parolees.

Giving parolees voting rights isn't abnormal. "It gives you a platform", Nixon said.


New York Senate Republican leader John Flanagan said Cuomo's order "circumvents the law".

Andrew M. Cuomo will mount a presidential-style permanent political campaign to counter the well-financed labor unions he believes have bullied previous governors and lawmakers into making bad decisions.

Cuomo still has a 31-percentage-point lead in the latest poll, but if he wasn't nervous before, Nixon's appearance on Wednesday's Late Show With Stephen Colbert should do it.

"The fact is convicted felons, including murderers and rapists, knowingly forfeit their right to vote when they choose to disregard the law and commit these heinous crimes", Helming said. "We've got to deal with reality and deal with them on a day-to-day basis".

"New York City Housing Authority is a cement reservation today", Cuomo said. Ed Cox, the chairman of the state Republican Party, in a statement, called it an "outrageous power grab" created to appeal to "radical primary voters".

Restores Right to Vote After Release from Incarceration. "All of the progressive things that California is doing and OR and Washington ― campaign finance reform, voting reform, fully funding our schools, and being a leader in renewable energy and enacting real criminal justice reform", said Nixon.

This executive action will reverse New York's current disenfranchisement of individuals released from prison who are under post-release community supervision.

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