New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Plans To Restore Voting Rights To Thousands Of Parolees With An Executive Order
Cuomo: “With active intervention, we can bend the arc toward justice.”
April 18, 2018 at 5:58 pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at the National Action Network’s annual convention in New York City on Wednesday, and one particular part of his speech was especially noteworthy.
According to The New York Times, Cuomo announced his plans to restore voting rights to parolees in the state by executive order. Introduced by the group's founder, Reverend Al Sharpton, Governor Cuomo noted that when he initially proposed the legislation, the State Senate wasn't on board.
NEWS: Andrew Cuomo just announced that he's granting all parolees in New York the right to vote by executive order.— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) April 18, 2018
It came right after he said the Legislature had voted down such a measure.
"I'm going to make it law by executive order," Andrew Cuomo said.— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) April 18, 2018
“I’m unwilling to take no for an answer,” Cuomo noted. “I’m going to make it law by executive order,” he continued. “With active intervention, we can bend the arc toward justice.”