Congressman Crowley Statement on LeFrak City Polling Site Victory
May 31, 2018
(Queens, NY) – Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement after LeFrak City signed a new lease to keep the community’s polling sites within the apartment complex:
“LeFrak City residents, and all of us fighting to expand access to the ballot box, won an important victory today. These polling sites should never have been at risk and I’m glad these Queens residents will be able to participate in our Democratic system easily and unobstructed,” said Congressman Crowley.
Crowley has been working alongside the LeFrak City Tenants’ Association, Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, Councilman Francisco Moya, and residents since last summer to advocate for the polling sites to be maintained. In August, Crowley publicly called on the Queens Board of Elections to work with the LeFrak community to ensure their access to the polls was not unnecessarily impeded. Earlier this year, Crowley demanded the board immediately drop their misguided effort to move the longtime polling sites to alternate locations in Queens.
“I stand with my constituents and their right to vote,” said Crowley. “Maintaining the polling sites sends a strong message to LeFrak City residents, and to the entire city, that their voices matter and their right to vote is paramount.”