On behalf of the League of Women Voters of New York State, Sally Robinson, President of the New York State league, rang the opening bell for NASDAQ on Election Day 2012. She was able to broadcast over Times Square the League’s message about the importance of citizens exercising their right to vote, including these words:
I am more aware than ever of how treasured the right to choose our leaders is. In addition to the tragic loss of life in our area from Hurricane Sandy, many spent the week before the election dealing with the loss of homes, property and electricity. Yet the League had many calls asking how they can still vote. It is remarkable how people who have lost so much are so concerned that they be able to exercise their right to vote.