StreetsPAC's Primary Day Voter Guide!

Good morning! It's Primary Day in New York, and polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you're registered to vote with a political-party affiliation, you are eligible to vote today in your party's primary.

We've spent several months evaluating responses to our in-depth candidate questionnaire, analyzing policy platforms, and conducting personal interviews with dozens of candidates. We've endorsed seven candidates for the New York State Senate in today's primary. You can learn more about each of our endorsees below, as well as the street-safety and transportation issues they'll champion if elected.

To find your polling location, see a sample ballot, and check your voter-registration status, please visit vote.nyc.

Today's primary will undoubtedly continue a trend of low-turnout elections. While we'd much prefer to see robust voter participation, the silver lining to lower turnout is that your vote for a candidate who supports safe, complete and livable streets, and reliable, efficient and affordable public transit, has the potential to make a real difference in a close race. Please vote!

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There's A Primary Election Tomorrow – Here's Our Voter Guide!

Tomorrow is, once again, Primary Day in New York, and polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you're registered to vote with a political-party affiliation, you are eligible to vote in your party's primary.

We've spent the past several months evaluating responses to our in-depth candidate questionnaire, analyzing policy platforms, and conducting personal interviews with dozens of candidates. We've endorsed seven candidates for State Senate, all of whom appear on primary ballots tomorrow. You can learn more about each of our endorsees below, as well as the street-safety and transportation issues they'll advocate for in office.

The August 23rd primary will undoubtedly continue a trend of low-turnout elections. While we're fans of robust voter participation, the silver lining to lower turnout is that your vote for a candidate who supports safe, complete and livable streets, and reliable, efficient and affordable public transit, has the potential to make a real difference in a close race.

To find your polling location, see a sample ballot, and check your voter-registration status, please visit vote.nyc.

And if you have an hour or two to spare tomorrow, it's not too late to help our endorsees get out the vote. We've compiled links to all of our candidates' volunteer opportunities – just click here to find a GOTV opportunity near you.

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Primary Tuesday – Vote Early Through Sunday

Early voting in advance of Tuesday's Primary election for New York State Senate continues today until 3 p.m., and then on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesday, the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

You can find your early-voting and Primary day polling sites, and more election-related information, at vote.nyc.

We've endorsed seven terrific candidates for State Senate, and you can read more about them and their safe-streets and pro-transit platforms below. Given the timing of this election, we expect turnout to be anemic. While that is of course less than ideal, it also presents an opportunity to unite behind candidates who are committed to improving our transportation system and making streets safer.

While your vote for our endorsed candidates is crucial, you can do even more by volunteering for a couple hours to help push them across the finish line. Click here for links to sign up to help our endorsees get out the vote!

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August 23rd Primary Election Early Voting Continues All Week

Early voting for the August 23rd Primary for New York State Senate continues all week, with polling sites open as follows:

Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can find more information about early voting, find your early-voting and election-day polling locations, check your registration status, and see other election-related information at vote.nyc.

We've proudly endorsed seven candidates in the primary for the New York State Senate; you can read more about them, and aspects of their street-safety and transportation platforms, below. Our endorsees are listed by district number in ascending order.

And you can find information about volunteering to help our endorsed candidates get out the vote, which is especially critical with a low-turnout August primary, here.

[Note: there are also primaries for Congress in a number of districts, but we are not registered with the Federal Election Commission and only endorse in city and state races.]

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Early Voting for August 23rd Primary Begins Tomorrow

Early voting for the August 23rd Primary for New York State Senate begins tomorrow, Saturday, August 13th. Early-voting sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and hours will then vary through the conclusion of early voting next Sunday. You can see the daily poll-site hours here: https://www.vote.nyc/page/primary-elections-2022.

You can check your registration status, find your early-voting and election-day polling locations, and see other election-related information at vote.nyc.

We've proudly endorsed seven candidates in the primary for the State Senate, including two incumbents, two candidates challenging sitting State Senators, and three candidates running for open seats. You can read more about them, and aspects of their street-safety and transportation platforms, below. Our endorsees are listed in ascending order by district number.

You can find information about volunteering to help our endorsed candidates get out the vote, which is especially critical with a low-turnout August primary, here.

[Note: there are also primaries for Congress in a number of districts, but we are not registered with the Federal Election Commission and only endorse in city and state races.]

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StreetsPAC Endorses Seven Candidates in New York State Senate Primary

We are proud today to announce our endorsement of seven candidates in the August 23rd primary for the New York State Senate!

Our endorsees include two incumbents, two candidates challenging sitting State Senators, and three candidates running for open seats, in districts that touch on all five boroughs.

In-person early voting begins on Saturday, August 13th, while the deadline to request an absentee ballot is today. You can check your registration status, find your early-voting and election-day polling locations, and see other election-related information at vote.nyc. We've included links to district maps for each of the candidates we're endorsing.

We anticipate making a final round of endorsements in advance of November's general election, as a number of state legislators whom we've endorsed in the past are not facing primary challenges. Check back for updates.

We hope you'll join us in supporting these outstanding candidates for the New York State Senate. Read on to learn more about our endorsees and aspects of their street-safety and transportation platforms. Candidates are listed below in ascending order by district number.

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StreetsPAC's Testimony to City Council on Greenway Master Plan, Public Restrooms

We testified at yesterday's New York City Council Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure oversight hearing on managing public space, in support of bills that would require a Greenway Master Plan, foster creation of more public restrooms, and make it easier for schools and other institutions to use adjacent open spaces. Our full testimony follows below.

StreetsPAC is strongly supportive of this committee’s assessing of the large and crucial task of managing the city’s public space. Welcoming, dynamic, easily accessed, and equitable public space is critical to the health of New York City and its citizens, and we believe the creation of a high-level entity within city government to coordinate and manage the city’s public spaces is urgently necessary.

The pandemic has underscored just how important access to open space is to New Yorkers, and just how immensely popular – and good for business – welcoming, strollable, and sittable areas are across diverse communities. We urge this committee and the full Council to prioritize improvement in the city’s management of public space.

As to the three bills before the committee today, we support all of them.

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StreetsPAC's 2022 Primary Election Voter Guide

Today is Primary Day in New York, and polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you're registered to vote with a political-party affiliation, you are eligible to vote in your party's primary.

We've spent the past few months evaluating responses to our in-depth candidate questionnaire, analyzing policy platforms, and conducting personal interviews with dozens of candidates. We've endorsed 19 candidates for State Assembly, 16 of whom appear on primary ballots today. You can learn more about each of them below, as well as the street-safety and transportation issues they'll advocate for in office.

This primary will undoubtedly continue a trend of low-turnout elections. While we're fans of robust voter participation, the silver lining is that your vote for a candidate who supports safe, complete and livable streets, and reliable, efficient and affordable public transit, has the potential to make a real difference in a close race.

To find your polling location, see a sample ballot, and check your voter-registration status, please visit vote.nycWe urge you to get out and vote for our endorsed candidates. Read on for our full voter guide; you can click the links at the top to jump to our endorsements in a particular borough.

And if you have an hour or two to spare today, it's not too late to help our endorsees get out the vote. We've compiled links to all of our candidates' volunteer opportunities – just click here to find a GOTV opportunity near you.

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Help StreetsPAC's Assembly Endorsees Get Out the Vote

Early voting continues through Sunday, June 26, before the June 28 primary election, and many of the Assembly candidates we've endorsed in the primary need your help to get out the vote.

We've listed below links to volunteer opportunities over the coming days with all the candidates we've endorsed. Even an hour or two of your time knocking on doors, phone-banking, or handing out literature could make the difference between a victory or loss in a closely contested election – and the difference between electing a candidate who will support protected bike lanes or a dedicated busway and one who will defend the cars-first status quo.

Click on links below to learn more about upcoming volunteer shifts with StreetsPAC's 2022 Assembly endorsees.

Queens

Anthony Andrews, Assembly District 32: All Volunteer Opportunities

Jessica González-Rojas, Assembly District 34: All Volunteer Opportunities

Juan Ardila, Assembly District 37: All Volunteer Opportunities

Brooklyn

Brian Cunningham, Assembly District 43: All Volunteer Opportunities

Emily Gallagher, Assembly District 50: All Volunteer Opportunities

Samy Nemir Olivares, Assembly District 54: All Volunteer Opportunities

Hercules Reid, Assembly District 58: All Volunteer Opportunities

Manhattan

Grace Lee, Assembly District 65: All Volunteer Opportunities

Ryder Kessler, Assembly District 66: All Volunteer Opportunities

Eddie Gibbs, Assembly District 68: All Volunteer Opportunities

Delsenia Glover, Assembly District 70: All Volunteer Opportunities

Adam Roberts, Assembly District 73: All Volunteer Opportunities

Tony Simone, Assembly District 75: All Volunteer Opportunities

Patrick Bobilin, Assembly District 76: All Volunteer Opportunities

Bronx

Jeffrey Dinowitz, Assembly District 81: All Volunteer Opportunities

Jonathan Soto, Assembly District 82: All Volunteer Opportunities

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Vote for Our Assembly Endorsees – and Help Them Get Out the Vote!

Vote Early for StreetsPAC Assembly Endorsees

Early voting continues this week in advance of the June 28th Primary, and if you haven't voted already, you have until 3 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, to vote early. And poll sites will of course be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the Primary on Tuesday. You can locate your early-voting and regular polling site, check your registration status, and find other election info at vote.nyc.

We've endorsed 19 candidates for Assembly, 16 of whom are on the Primary ballot (three incumbents are not facing challenges, noted below). New York State will hold a separate primary for State Senate races on August 23rd – stay tuned for our Senate endorsements in July.

You can read about all 19 of our endorsed Assembly candidates below, listed chronologically by district number, with links to their websites and maps for each district. You can also click the borough links to jump ahead. Please vote and help us grow the pro-safe streets, pro-transit majority in the Assembly!

Volunteer to Help StreetsPAC Candidates Get Out the Vote

A number of our endorsees are running in tight primary races, and with low turnout, every vote is hugely important. There are numerous opportunities to help them get out the vote between now and Tuesday, from phone-banking to door-knocking to Primary Day visibility near polling sites. Even just an hour or two of your time could help make the difference in a close election.

We've compiled links to all of our endorsees' volunteer opportunities here. Please pitch in for a few hours and help them win!

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