Open Madison Square Garden and the Barlcays Center as Early Voting Precincts!

Open Madison Square Garden and the Barlcays Center as Early Voting Precincts!

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Fordham Law Advocates for Voter Rights started this petition to James Dolan and

Mr. Dolan and Mr. Tsai,

In the last few months, New York City has faced over 200,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in over 20,000 deaths. We’ve already seen the pandemic’s devastating effect on our ability to vote in the June Primary and the disproportionate impact it’s had on at-risk populations in our community.

As our elected officials struggle to roll out comprehensive vote-by-mail programs, there is a clear need for expanded early voting facilities with adequate space to allow voters to maintain recommended social distancing practices and avoid hours-long lines as they cast their vote.

This challenge presents a unique opportunity for the New York Knicks, New York Rangers & Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn Nets & the Barclays Center to show leadership - both in our city and around the country. We ask that the Knicks, Rangers & Madison Square Garden and Nets & the Barclays Center follow the example of the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena and commit your facilities as early voting locations ahead of the November elections.

It would save the lives of countless New Yorkers, re-enfranchise those who otherwise might not be able to vote safely on election day, and align with your long-standing commitment to social justice.

It’s more important than ever that all voices are heard. We hope that you will open your doors and help protect the right to vote.

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