Standing in support of the voting reform agenda for New York State and the Vote Better NY campaign. Voting reform aims for early voting, easier voter registration, and better ballot design. Americans have fought and died for the right to vote. Yet today, New York's voter participation is embarrassingly low. There are simple solutions to increase voter participation, and new technology provides enticing opportunities to pursue this goal. Failure to make changes is a threat to our democratic system. As an elected official, I consider it my duty to make our democracy stronger. I urge everyone to support Vote Better NY.