NYC Human Rights

What are human rights?

Human rights are rights we have simply because we exist as human beings – they are not granted by any state. These universal rights are inherent to us all, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. They range from the most fundamental – the right to life – to those that make life worth living, such as the rights to food, education, work, health, and liberty. – from United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

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Voting Info in English, Spanish & Chinese

English

New York City elections in 2021 present us with a pivotal moment: city residents will elect new leadership to the City Council and highest local government offices, including the Mayor, Comptroller, and Borough Presidents. 

Additionally, New York City voters now have the option to rank their top 5 candidates in our local primary and special elections for Mayor, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. If voters still want to vote for just one candidate, they can. 

With ranked choice voting, runoffs are eliminated & candidates will need to win with at least 50% + 1 of the votes. Learn more about ranked choice voting (RCV) below and at: https://www.fairvote.org/ 

Remember, in NYC, to vote in a party primary, you must be registered as a member of the party. In other words, to vote in the Democratic Primary, you have to be registered as a Democrat. To vote in the Republican Primary, you have to be registered as a Republican. Check your registration here: https://www.nycvotersearch.com/ 

We hope you will pledge to vote in the 2021 primary elections on June 22, 2021. Join us and pledge here.

2021 Voting Deadlines

Primary Election: June 22 

Registration Deadline: May 28 

Vote by Mail Request Deadline: June 15 

Early Voting Period: June 12 – June 20 

General Election: Nov 2 

Registration Deadline: Oct 8 

Vote by Mail Request Deadline: Oct 26 

Early Voting Period: Oct 23 – Oct 31

RCV FAQs

How many candidates do I rank? You can rank up to 5 candidates, as many or as few as you’d like. 

Do I have to use all 5 rankings? No. Your vote will still count if you only rank one or a couple candidates.  

Can I rank a candidate more than once? It does not help your favorite candidate to rank them more than once.   

Does it hurt my favorite candidate to have a 2nd choice? No, your 2nd (3rd, 4th, 5th) choices will only be looked at if your 1st choice is eliminated.   

Why should I rank my votes? More choice = more power. 

Voter FAQs

Am I registered to vote?  https://www.nycvotersearch.com/ 

Where can I request an absentee ballot? https://nycabsentee.com/ 

Where is my polling site if I vote in-person? https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/  

How can I preview my ballot? https://vote.nyc/page/understanding-ballot  

What are the important dates? https://www.nyccfb.info/nyc-votes/election-calendar/  

Spanish

Las elecciones de la Ciudad de Nueva York en 2021 nos presentan un momento crucial: los residentes de la ciudad elegirán un nuevo liderazgo para el Concejo Municipal y los cargos gubernamentales más altos, incluidos el Alcalde, el Contralor y los Presidentes de los Distritos.

Además, los votantes de la Ciudad de Nueva York ahora tienen la opción de clasificar a sus 5 candidatos preferidos en nuestras elecciones locales primarias y especiales para Alcalde, Contralor, Presidente del Distrito y Concejo Municipal. Si los votantes aún quieren votar por un solo candidato, pueden hacerlo.

Con la votación por orden de preferencia, se eliminan los desempates y los candidatos deberán ganar con al menos el 50% + 1 de los votos. Obtenga más información sobre la votación por orden de preferencia (RCV, por sus siglas en inglés) a continuación y en: https://www.fairvote.org/ 

Recuerde, en Nueva York, para votar en las primarias de un partido, debe estar registrado como miembro del partido. En otras palabras, para votar en las primarias demócratas, debes estar registrado como demócrata. Para votar en las primarias republicanas, debe estar registrado como republicano. Compruebe su registro aquí: https://www.nycvotersearch.com/ 

Esperamos que se comprometa a votar en las elecciones primarias de 2021 el 22 de junio. Únase a nosotros y haga su promesa aquí.

Plazos de votación 2021

Elección primaria: 22 de junio

Fecha límite de inscripción: 28 de mayo

Fecha límite de solicitud de voto por correo: 15 de junio

Período de votación anticipada: 12 – 20 de junio

Elección general: 2 de noviembre

Fecha límite de inscripción: 8 de octubre

Fecha límite para la solicitud de voto por correo: 26 de octubre

Período de votación anticipada: 23 – 31 de octubre

Preguntas frecuentes sobre RCV

¿Cuántos candidatos clasifico? Puede clasificar hasta 5 candidatos, tantos o tan pocos como desee.

¿Tengo que usar las 5 clasificaciones? No. Su voto seguirá contando si solo clasifica a uno o dos candidatos.

¿Puedo clasificar a un candidato más de una vez? No ayuda a su candidato favorito clasificarlo más de una vez.

¿Afecta a mi candidato favorito tener una segunda opción? No, su segunda opción (tercera, cuarta, quinta) solo se considerará si se elimina su primera opción.

¿Por qué debo clasificar mis votos? Más opciones = más poder.

Preguntas frecuentes del votante

¿Estoy registrado para votar? https://www.nycvotersearch.com/ 

¿Dónde puedo solicitar una boleta de voto ausente? https://nycabsentee.com/ 

¿Dónde es mi sitio de votación si voto en persona? https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/ 

¿Cómo puedo obtener una vista previa de mi boleta? https://vote.nyc/page/understanding-ballot 

¿Cuáles son las fechas importantes? https://www.nyccfb.info/nyc-votes/election-calendar/ 

Chinese

紐約市選舉在2021年迎來了關鍵時刻:市民們將會選出為市議會選出新一屆的領袖,以及為市政府選出最高階的官員,包括市長、主計長和區長。

此外,紐約市選民在此次選舉市長、主計長、區長及市議會的初選及特殊選舉中,可選擇按自己的喜好順序排列出五名候選人,而並非只投給一名候選人。當然,如果選民依然只想為唯一一名候選人投票,他也可以這樣做。

在「排序選舉」這種選舉方式下,決賽複選將被取消,候選人必須獲得至少50%以上的選票才能獲勝。想知道更多有關排序選舉的資訊,請點擊以下鏈接:https://www.fairvote.org/

記住,在紐約市,若要在黨派初選中投票,你必須登記為黨派成員。換言之,若要在民主當初選中投票,你必須登記為民主黨人;若要在共和黨初選中投票,你必須登記為共和黨人。點擊以下鏈接查詢你的選民登記狀況:https://www.nycvotersearch.com/

我們希望你能承諾在2021年6月22日舉行的2021初選中投票。請加入我們,承諾投票。

2021 選舉截止日期

初選: 6月22日

登記選舉截止日期: 5月28日

申請郵寄選票截止日期: 6月15日

提前選舉日期: 6月12日 至 6月20日

大選: 11月2日

登記選舉截止日期: 10月8日

申請郵寄選票截止日期: 10月26日

提前選舉日期: 10月23日 至 10月31日

排序選舉 常見問題解答

我可以選多少名候選人排序? 你可根據自己喜好,選擇最多5位候選人進行排序。

我必須得選擇全5位候選人進行排序嗎?不是的,你可以僅僅選擇1名,或者數名候選人進行排序,你的選票也會被計算在內。

我可以選同一名候選人多次排序嗎?這不會為你心儀的候選人增加票數。

我第二選擇的候選人,會對我最心儀候選人(第一選擇)的得票造成傷害嗎?不會的,你的第二(第三,第四,第五)選擇,只會在你的第一選擇被淘汰後,才會被接納。

為什麼我應該為我的選票排序? 更多選擇 = 更多權利。

選民常見問題解答 

我已經登記成為選民了嗎? https://www.nycvotersearch.com/ 

我在哪裡可以申請缺席郵寄選票? https://nycabsentee.com/

如果我親自前往投票,我的票站地址是什麼? https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/ 

我如何能預先看看我的選票? https://vote.nyc/page/understanding-ballot

選舉有哪些重要日期? https://www.nyccfb.info/nyc-vo

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COVID Vaccine Update!

From NYC.gov:

All New Yorkers 16 years of age and older are now eligible to be vaccinated! People who work or study in New York are also eligible. (Note, people who are 16 or 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.)

Three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer), Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). These vaccines have been shown to be very safe and effective in protecting people from severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death. As of March 1, tens of millions of doses of vaccine have been administered in the U.S.

These vaccines are the best protection we have against COVID-19. No matter how old you are, COVID-19 can lead to complications and death. Even if you had COVID-19, it is important to get vaccinated because it lowers your risk of getting COVID-19 again and may prevent you from passing it on to others.

Also, getting vaccinated may protect those around you, particularly people who cannot get the vaccine, such as children. Vaccination, along with other prevention measures, can help us end the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Here are some ways to find a vaccination appointment:

TurboVax

NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder

NYC COVID-19 Appointment Scheduler

NYC Health & Hospitals

NY State Appointment Scheduler

Additionally, here are some tips about when appointments often become available from different suppliers:

CVS Pharmacy appointments often appear between 12AM and 1AM.

Walgreens/Duan Reade appointments usually appear later in the week.

NYC COVID-19 Appointment Scheduler is updated every 15 minutes, but more appointments appear between 11:45PM and 12AM.

NY State Appointment Scheduler is updated every 5 minutes.

NYC Health & Hospitals also has more appointments at around 12AM.

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Why The Bronx?

There are five boroughs in New York City: Manhattan (New York County), Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Queens County), Staten Island (Richmond County), and The Bronx (Bronx County). Have you ever wondered why The Bronx has “The” in the name while the other boroughs don’t?

Photo credit Matthew Morales, courtesy of the Bronx River Alliance

It all started in 1639 when a Scandinavian, Jonas Bronck, settled in a Dutch colonial province in New Netherland.

“When he dies in 1643 at the age of 43, the only thing that remained that was named after him through the ages was Bronck’s River,” says Bronx borough historian Lloyd Ultan.

Like with many names that can be difficult to say or write, the ‘ck’ was changed to an ‘x’—and the stream of water that ran next to Jonas Bronck’s farm became the Bronx River.

But the present day borough went without a name for more than 200 years until New York City got the land from Westchester County.

“They looked right smack in the middle of a map and there is the Bronx River, so they named it after the river, the borough of the Bronx, and that’s why it’s always called The Bronx and not just plain Bronx,” Ultan says.

The borough is named after the river. That’s named after the man that came from a foreign land in the 17th century.

from Spectrum News NY1

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Coronavirus: What Should New Yorkers Do? (Updated)

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From NYC.gov:

How Can I Protect Myself and Others from Coronavirus?

•Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

.•Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.

•Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

•Do not shake hands. Instead wave or elbow bump.

•Monitor your heath more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.

•Get the flu shot. Although the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent the flu which has similar symptoms to this coronavirus.

To read more in English, click here.

 

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