Myrie to Lead Public Hearing on Automatic Voting Registration

June 05, 2019

Originally published in Caribbean Life on May 23, 2019.

New York State Senate Majority announced on Monday that Myrie, who represents the 20th Senatorial District in Brooklyn and chair of the Elections Committee, will lead this hearing “to ensure that a broad range of stakeholders has the opportunity to provide input on the creation of an automatic voter registration system.”

“Voting is the right that protects all other rights, yet New York is consistently ranked among the worst in the country in voter turnout,” said Myrie, the son of Costa Rican immigrants, whose grandmother hails from Jamaica. “At a time when voting rights are under assault at the federal level and across the country, it is more important than ever to expand and protect our democracy in New York.

Read the full piece in Caribbean Life here.