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Abrams Fensterman, LLP Makes History with First NY Voting Rights Act Lawsuit

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Abrams Fensterman is representing five Hispanic voters from Mount Pleasant, New York, and has filed the first lawsuit under the New York Voting Rights Act. This case is the first lawsuit filed under the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act, named after the late Georgia congressman and civil rights champion.


The lawsuit alleges that Mount Pleasant’s voting system violates the New York Voting Rights Act by preventing Hispanic voters from electing candidates of their choice to the town board, despite their significant presence in the community. Imamura was quoted in Gothamist, “The white majority of the town has systematically voted against candidates supported by the Hispanic population.”


The lawsuit and the subsequent response has been widely featured in the media including the following:


Mt. Pleasant Hires National Law Firm to Fight Allegations by Sleepy Hollow Hispanics that the Town is Violating the Voting Rights Act – The Hudson Indy Westchester’s Rivertowns News – (


In first NY Voting Rights Act suit, Hispanic voters sue Hudson Valley town for diluting their votes


New York Supreme Court to hear Mount Pleasant resident’s challenge to 2022 Voting Rights Act (


Mount Pleasant officially sued under the state’s Voting Rights Act (


Democracy Alerts – New York Hispanic Voters File First Lawsuit Under State Voting Rights Act – Democracy Docket

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