Gotham Gazette: Student Voter Registration Push Targets New York's Turnout Crisis

by Samar Khurshid

Mar 19, 2015

Council members and advocates rally for SVRD at City Hall (all photos: Cici Chen)

Only 11 percent of young New Yorkers voted in the last citywide elections. City residents between 18- and 30-years-old have the lowest voter turnout of any age or socioeconomic group. They are also least likely to be registered to vote...

Council Member Mark Levine also spoke to history, and said that there is a need to change the current culture around voting in the city and the country. "The generation that came of age long after the Civil Rights Movement has taken this right for granted, this hard-fought right that many people marched for and some even died for. And if we're gonna change the culture, that has to start with young people and young leaders," he said.

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GetBitcoin: Some US States to Offer Tax Payments via Bitcoin

From GetBitcoin.com.au

March 19, 2015

Bitcoin may soon to be used to pay taxes in some states in the US, with Utah, New Hampshire and New York considering bills that will make this possible, and each with their own slightly different bent on why it will be great...

In March, democrats in New York City introduced a bill to allow any resident of the state to pay fines and fees owed using bitcoin. Mark Levine, a member of the Democratic party, cited transaction fees on credit cards a waste for everyone, with millions of dollars fed into credit card company coffers every year.

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NJ.Com: New York City Councilman calls for Harlem-Edgewater ferry connection

Myles Ma

March 17, 2015

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EDGEWATER -- A New York City councilman wants to bring his district closer to Bergen County.

Mark Levine, who represents Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Morningside Heights, Manhattan Valley and part of the Upper West Side in the New York City Council, on Monday called for ferry service between West 125th Street and the Edgewater ferry terminal in an opinion piece in amNewYork.

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by Samar Khurshid Mar 19, 2015 Only 11 percent of young New Yorkers voted in the last citywide elections. City residents between 18- and 30-years-old have the lowest voter turnout of any age or socioeconomic group. They are also least likely to be registered to vote... Council Member Mark Levine...

From GetBitcoin.com.au March 19, 2015 Bitcoin may soon to be used to pay taxes in some states in the US, with Utah, New Hampshire and New York considering bills that will make this possible, and each with their own slightly different bent on why it will be great... In March,...

Myles Ma March 17, 2015   EDGEWATER -- A New York City councilman wants to bring his district closer to Bergen County. Mark Levine, who represents Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Morningside Heights, Manhattan Valley and part of the Upper West Side in the New York City Council, on Monday called for...