Voting Rights

New citizens line up to take photos after a 2019 naturalization ceremony in Central Islip, New York.
Charles Lane / WSHU

Latinx residents on Long Island praised this week a settlement in a federal lawsuit that overturned the town of Islip’s voting system that they say discriminated against them.

Vote Stickers
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Connecticut’s top election and law enforcement officials have pledged to enforce state and federal laws to prevent attempts at voter suppression. Their press conference comes after state Republicans sought to recruit an "army" of volunteers at the polls.

New citizens line up to take photos after a 2019 naturalization ceremony in Central Islip, New York.
Charles Lane / WSHU

The Latino population on Long Island has been steadily growing for years. In Islip, in Suffolk County, they account for more than 30 percent of the town’s 300,000-plus residents. Yet, no Latino has ever been elected to the town board.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a speech at the annual meeting of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where he offered remedies to fix the nation’s Democratic Party.