Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move Nov. 4, 2020

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Jeffries, Clarke on Future of Brooklyn  

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens) will be joined by the U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-East Flatbush, Central Brooklyn) and Black elected officials representing Brooklyn to host a post-election day press conference on the future of Central Brooklyn, the city and the country. 

They will discuss why this election was the most consequential of their lifetimes and the potential long-lasting implications on their constituent’s quality of life. The Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unmitigated disaster, and the officials will discuss how the election results may determine if the country can truly turn the corner.  

This event is slated to take place at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 4 at Barclays Center (Entrance Plaza), 620 Atlantic Ave.

James Advises Voters With Absentee Ballot Errors

Attorney General of NY Letitia James
New York Attorney General Letitia James

Attorney General Letitia James issued an alert to New Yorkers who voted by absentee ballot to inform them of their rights under New York state’s new “notice and cure” law. 

The law states that voters must be notified if their absentee ballots are being rejected for certain errors they might have made in filling out their ballots, such as the voter forgot to sign the oath envelope (which is the envelope that the completed ballot goes inside, also referred to as the “affirmation” envelope, or “security” envelope). The voter must also be given an opportunity to fix such errors within an allotted time period. 

“Voting is a cornerstone of our democracy,” said James. “Every voter has a right to have their voice heard, and it’s important that they are empowered with information to make sure their voice is heard. With the record number of first-time absentee ballots, we hope this information proves useful to voters who may need to fix an inadvertent error with their ballot.”

Local Boards of Election must notify voters as soon as possible if their ballots have deficiencies, which would need to be corrected, or “cured,” in order for their vote to count. 

Williams, Lander to Discuss Election Outcome

Jumaane Williams
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
City Council Member Brad Lander

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Councilmember Brad Lander (D-Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington) will hold a Town Hall dubbed  “No Matter What” dealing with how community leaders who are keeping up the fight.

They will process the election and talk about what comes next.

This event is slated to take place on Thursday, November 5. RSVP here.

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