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Government Relations Advocacy

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The NAICU’s Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day is designed to provide briefings on the most urgent policy issues affecting higher education. The next meeting will be held on February 8-10, 2021. Learn more about NAICU Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day.

The CICU Advocacy Day will be virtual for 2021. Please visit New York Student Aid Alliance Virtual 2021 for further information.


Voter Registration

Voter Registration is available at vote.org

At vote.org you may also check your registration status, update your information if it has changed since your last registration, and request an absentee ballot if you are not going to be in your home state on Election Day. If you need to update or correct your registration information (i.e., your name or address), complete the voter registration form.

To register to vote, you must:

  • be a United States citizen (either by birth or naturalization),
  • meet your state’s residency requirements, and
  • be at least 18 years old. (Some states allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries or register to vote if they will be 18 before the general election.)

Voter Information

For nonpartisan voter information on candidates' positions on issues, voting records, and contributions to their campaigns, refer to these websites:

The next Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

The next Presidential Election is Tuesday, November 5, 2024.


Census 2020

The Census is an extremely important means of advocacy for every living person in the United States because every person counts and the Census is a tool used to count everyone! There is no citizenship question on the Census. The data gathered is confidential and used to determine where billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated. Federal funding which goes towards public resources such as fire departments, hospitals, schools, roads, and other essential public resources. Census data is also used to decide the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. The Census happens every ten years by mandate of the Constitution (Article 1, Section 2.)


Economic Impact

Elected Official Directory

The United States Government is organized into three branches: the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch.

Find Elected Officials Contact Information

  • The President
  • United States Senate
  • United States House of Representatives
  • Elected Official State and Local Directory
  • New York State Senate
  • New York City Council
  • Westchester County Executive
  • Westchester County Board of Legislators