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Post submitted by Ryan Rowe, HRC Northern Region Associate Field Director

On Saturday April 21, the HRC Greater New York Steering Committee led an LGBTQ Day of Action to get out the vote for HRC-endorsed candidate for state Senate Shelley Mayer. More than 30 HRC volunteers rolled up their sleeves to knock on doors and help canvass as a part of HRC’s ongoing efforts to mobilize New York voters on April 24 for the state’s special election.

HRC has endorsed Mayer of Yonkers (SD-37) and Luis Sepúlveda of the Bronx (SD-32). If Mayer and Sepulveda succeed, Democrats could win back a pro-equality majority in the New York State Senate and finally pass long overdue protections like the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)—a trans-inclusive employment non-discrimination act.

Both candidates currently serve in the state Assembly where they voted for GENDA, which passed the Assembly 10 times and received the strong support of Governor Cuomo. Now, as candidates for the state Senate, Mayer and Sepulveda represent the best chance to unlock the blockage in the Senate that has prevented GENDA from coming for a Senate vote.

If you live in either District 32 or 37, remember to VOTE in the special election on Tuesday, April 24. Find your polling locations here.

If you’d like more information about how to get involved in HRC election efforts in New York in 2018, contact HRC Northern Region Associate Field Director Ryan Rowe at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

HRC New York Special Elections, Shelley Mayer

From phonebanks to knocking on doors, HRC Greater New York Steering Committee members have been working hard to get out the vote.

HRC New York Special Elections, Luis Sepulveda

From phonebanks to knocking on doors, HRC Greater New York Steering Committee members have been working hard to get out the vote.


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