Action Update

Are you ready for Election Day on November 7?

Participation in local elections is crucial. Our county- and town-level officials make decisions that affect our everyday lives, yet voter turnout, especially in New York State, is historically low for local elections. RaisingVoicesUSA wants to change that trend.

We encourage you to use the opportunities and resources below to find a pathway for getting involved in the upcoming elections.

ENGAGE

Clean up Smith Pond this Saturday!
Join us on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for a cleanup event at Smith Pond in Rockville Centre. Help us beautify our local green spaces with friends and neighbors! 

This event is hosted by NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky, The Village of Rockville Centre, and NYS Assemblyman Brian Curran and co-sponsored by RaisingVoicesUSA.

Get Directions to Smith Pond

Attend the Next RaisingVoicesUSA General Meeting

Including a panel with the Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre

Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth (430 DeMott St., Rockville Centre, NY)

We're excited to host the Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre for a panel discussion "The Latino Experience on Long Island: Issues and Actions". Moderated by Graciela Elizalde-Utnick, Ph.D. of CUNY's Brooklyn College, and RaisingVoicesUSA member Liz Stack, the panel will begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp, after some general updates from group leadership.

See the Agenda and Meet the Panelists

EDUCATE

Read our local election guide

Do you know who is running for local office in the upcoming elections and where they stand on the issues that matter to you? Our local election guide features:

  • A full list of candidates running in Nassau County and Manhattan.
    (Note: we encourage you to research the slates for your local elections to confirm candidates on the ballot)

  • Responses from Rockville Centre-area candidates to our questionnaire on crucial issues to our immediate community

  • Coming soon: An easy-to-understand guide to the proposed constitutional convention which will also be on the ballot.

Explore the Guide

EMPOWER

Stay engaged with upcoming events.

We have a stacked calendar of events this fall, including a "Do Me a Favor" postcard party  supporting local elections on the evening of October 30 (co-sponsored by RaisingVoicesUSA and Indivisible of Rockville Centre). Our event calendar also lists candidate forums, where you can get to know the people running to represent you in local government.

Browse Our Event Listings

In the meantime, encourage everyone you know to get out and vote on November 7. Democracy depends on participation, and we need everyone!