On January 14, the new majority Democratic caucus in the New York Senate made history by passing six momentous voting reforms that had been backlogged after being blocked by Republicans in the NYS Senate. These were: Early voting Consolidated federal and state primaries Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds Portable voter registration Proposal for
Karen Gaddis won her state senate seat 52-to-48 by a mere 95 votes! Oklahoma Democrats sweep 2 special elections Primaries and special elections can be won or lost by very few votes. Thank you to Tony the Democrat and everyone on Postcards for America who wrote to likely voters for her.
Settlement Will Reform Solitary Confinement of Children at Syracuse Jail The New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York announced a settlement with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office today that ends the routine practice of 23-hour-a-day isolation of juveniles at the Justice Center jail in Syracuse. The settlement is the result