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Important Info About Voting!

NYS board of elections

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd!

In New York, you may vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot. Risk of contracting COVID-19 is a valid reason for requesting one. Deadline to request absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct 27th!

You can request an absentee ballot on-line, in person or by mail. You can download and mail the paper application in English or Spanish. Be sure to read the instructions and deadlines for returning your ballot if you are voting by mail. Although Tuesday October 27 is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot, post office has advised that they cannot guarantee that it will be delivered in time if you did not apply by Tuesday October 20.
So, if you have not already applied for an absentee ballot, please strongly consider voting in person using the early voting option, or on Election Day.

Early in-person voting in New York State starts on Sat. Oct. 24, and runs until Sun. Nov. 1. Learn when and where you can vote early in your county.

On Election Day, poll sites are open 6 AM to 9 PM. Find your poll site here.

Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Reaches 50-State Threshold!

Link to ICAN website

Good news!!! On Saturday October 24, 2020, the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), announced the government of Honduras completed its ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), bringing the treaty to the 50-state threshold required for entry into force. In 90 days, the TPNW will take effect as international law! It will prohibit the participating countries from developing, possessing, testing, using, or threatening to use nuclear weapons, allowing nuclear weapons to be stationed on their territory, or assisting others to engage in such activities. The participating countries are also required to assist the victims of nuclear testing and use, and take action to restore contaminated environments.

Shamefully, the United States and the other countries which now possess nuclear weapons have boycotted the negotiations and have not signed the treaty. Nevertheless, the fact that these horrific weapons are now illegal creates a powerful tool that we can use to push forward for the abolition of these weapons which must never be used. Let’s get NYC to join the cities supporting the ban. Learn more here.

Move the Money from War to Our Communities!

Link to register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkfuqtqzMuEty3eS4SHcV9Ef4dVDXh-BzT?fbclid=IwAR1gvFV5cNa9wi9CLayb-PFPy2beCyhVq1hKOrjzuFkSH2Imz4OqNcgL0_w

BFP is part of the Move the Money/NYC Coalition supporting Res. 747-A. This resolution will put New York City on record demanding that the funds which are now being squandered on the Pentagon be redirected to our real needs. One third of the City Council has already co-sponsored! We’re gearing up to get the rest on board.

See the video of our recent Town Hall, or the PowerPoint slides.

Check here to see if your City Councilperson is among the 17 co-sponsors of Res. 747-A. If not, please contact them by phone, email, or tweet. Don’t know your Councilmember? Go here to find your councilperson. 

Featured speakers at the Town Hall:
Greetings from Congresswoman Barbara Lee!
NY City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Prime Sponsor, Council Resolution 747-A.
Lindsay Koshgarian, Director, National Priorities Project
Bobby Black from the NYC Poor People’s Campaign
Patrick Forde, Vice-President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
Phara Souffrant Forrest, New York State Nurses Association
Moderator: Yousef Zakaria of CodePink

Check out Move the Money/NYC on Facebook or on Twitter @MoveTheMoneyNYC

Following Up and Taking Action:
Reimagining Community Safety and Policing

Link to YouTube video of Town Hall

BFP’s Town Hall on Reimagining Community Safety and Policing II (Oct. 8) drew more than 100 participants! A lot of great ideas came out of this event as we considered the history of policing in the US, the various definitions of defunding the police and how it intersects with BFP’s principles. We discussed how we as individuals can build safety with our neighbors and in our neighborhoods.

Please see the video recording and share with friends.

Here’s how YOU can follow up and take action:
Learn more about the Breathe Act to divest our taxpayer dollars from brutal and discriminatory policing and invest in a new vision of public safety. Contact your congressperson and senators to support it.

Learn more about Restorative Justice and Pod Mapping

So that NYC can obtain the resources needed to invest in social service resources, join us in pushing the NYC City Council to pass Res 747-A which would call on the federal government to move the money from war to what we really need in our communities!

Climate Justice Through Racial Justice

Link to event page on website

Did you miss the March on Sunday September 20?
Check out this video (courtesy of Dave Lippman)
Enjoy these photos from the People’s Climate March, or  these (thanks to Ellen Davidson/Veterans for Peace Ch 34.

We marched because we know that addressing the climate crisis effectively rests in our commitment to racial justice. This isn’t the first march calling for climate justice and racial justice, and it won’t be the last. The March kicked off and set a tone for Climate Week by prioritizing Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples, making clear the intersection between climate justice and racial justice.

Check here for more info and the list of demands.

Hosted by Action Corps NYC, American Indian Community House, Bronx Climate Justice North, Climate Reality Project NYC/Metro Chapter, Corporate Accountability, Extinction Rebellion NYC, March for Science NYC, North Bronx Racial Justice, Peoples Climate Movement – NY, Plus1Vote, Schaghticoke First Nations, Sustaining All Life – NYC, United Confederation of Taíno People, WEAct

Co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER:
Protests, Marches and Teach-Ins: Get involved!

Lhttps://www.justiceforgeorge.info/search?zipcode=&distance=50ink to website

Organized Actions to Dismantle White Supremacy: ✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽✊🏼

JusticeForGeorge is a partner to community organizers. They share information to support the work happening on the ground, facilitate the attendance of allies, and ensure safety for all in the fight for Black equity. JFG hopes to provide the information and infrastructure to underpin a determined, strategic dismantlement of the systems of racial inequity in the United States, and to draw together the coalition of millions who either already have (or soon will have) committed themselves to make change – to ensure future generations of Black Americans experience the same America, one that offers opportunity, safety and inspiration, as everyone else.

Join their mailing list if you want daily email with updates. They’re on Facebook, Twitter, and *Instagram.

*Instagram is the best source for daily updates, scheduled activities, and current information.

 
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