Thursday, October 22, 2020

McKee's Media - Oct. 22, 2020 - Early voting and articles of interest


Visit the Voting Information Center for information about:
  • Early voting in person (October 24--November 1)
  • Your polling site for early voting (by county)
  • Voting by mail (mail your absentee ballot soon)
  • Check your voter registration
  • How to become a poll worker
Make a plan to vote. If you plan to vote by mail, you must request an absentee ballot by October 27, but it is better not to wait. You can request an absentee ballot online & it only takes seconds. Waiting until the last minute to request an absentee ballot is unwise. Daily News editorial: Do not delay in requesting an absentee ballot: applying online only takes seconds

However you vote, Tenants PAC urges you to cast your ballot for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on the Working Families Party ballot line. The WFP needs at least 150,000 votes for president on its line in order to maintain its automatic ballot line going forward; this is three times the old requirement of 50,000 votes.
Sign the Vote WFP pledge here and share widely with your friends.


Georgia Kromrei: Cuomo announces extension of moratorium on commercial evictions & ban on foreclosures through the end of the year (The Real Deal)

New York Times: 1.5 million NYC residents can't afford to put food on the table. Food pantries are their lifeline.

Daily News: Black woman says Airbnb reservation was canceled after host saw her photo ID
Sylvia Varnham O'Regan: Airbnb sues LA guest for hosting "mansion parties" (The Real Deal)

Jimmy Vielkind: New York State & local governments face $59 billion revenue shortfall through 2022 (Wall Street Journal)
Karen DeWitt: County executives slam Cuomo & state legislature, demand they act on pandemic budget shortfalls (NPR) (AUDIO)
Amanda Fries: Nonprofits across the state demand that Cuomo release the remaining $2 billion in federal CARES aid (Albany Times Union) 
Morgan McKay: Advocates for opioid treatment say state budget cuts lead to more overdose deaths (New York 1 News) (VIDEO)



Nick Reisman: Three big central New York races to watch (NY State of Politics)

City & State: Previewing the 2020 race for New York State Senate: Can the Democrats maintain & grow their majority?
Luis Ferre-Sadurni: After months of election mishaps, can NYC Board of Elections pull off early voting? (New York Times)

Sally Goldenberg: Working Families Party launches $800K ad campaign to save its ballot line (Politico NY)



Black Lives Matter and Arrests

Sally Goldenberg: Black political consultants form group to push for equity in media coverage (Politico NY)

Daily News: Black Lives Matter leaders slam de Blasio for excluding them from the commission on police reform

David Brand: Some judges being forced to retire by December 31 might sue the state (Queens Daily Eagle)


Emily Ngo: Most NYC residents see a future for themselves in the Big Apple (New York 1 News) (VIDEO)

REVISITING 2019: Re-sending this May 30, 2019 article to remind everyone of our huge victory last year and how we got there (the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 passed two weeks after this article was published):

Jimmy Tobias: In the heart of real-estate power, a housing movement nears victory (The Nation)

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