Recently I joined in the fight to end petitioning in due to the covid19 pandemic. Here is an excerpt below of the article written by the Daily News on the issue.
” Petitioning in a pandemic is preposterous, say politicians who on Monday sued Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to cancel the requirement for candidates to gather signatures to get on June primary ballots.
A small army of Big Apple electeds and candidates filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court, citing state law on public health and free speech rights. The plaintiffs include Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, mayoral candidate Maya Wiley, several City Council members and dozens of contenders for local office ” – Daily News