NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo was launching a statewide voter registration drive at the NYC Pride March on Sunday.
As WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported, the campaign is dubbed New York Fights Back. It targets six congressional seats held by Republicans.READ MORE: Drug Trafficking Ring Shipped Cocaine To New York Inside Children's Lunch Boxes, Investigators Say
The voter registration drive focuses on the Senate GOP health care bill.READ MORE: Nonprofits Now Have New Home In Brooklyn, Thanks To Transformation Of Bedford-Union Armory
The kickoff at the Pride March is significant. After all, Cuomo said 1 million people in the LGBT community would lose coverage over the GOP health care bill.MORE NEWS: Candidate Conversations: Curtis Sliwa
He said for the 40 percent of people living with HIV on Medicaid, it could mean the difference between life and death.