Actions, Gun Control

The Red Flag Laws passed!

New York just passed a whole slew of gun control laws, including the Red Flag Law (S.2451), which establishes Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs).  This legislation would permit family members and law  enforcement officials to seek a gun violence restraining order against an individual perceived to pose a threat to themselves and others. Scribd: Senate Majority

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Actions, Education, Immigration

The DREAM Act passes!

The DREAM Act (S.1250) expands educational opportunities in New York for undocumented immigrants. Dreamers will now be eligible for the NYS Tuition Assistance Program, the Excelsior Scholarship (for free tuition at public colleges and universities in New York), and other financial aid awards for college. Students have to apply to attend college or university in

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Actions, Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation, Worker's Rights

Climate and Community Protection Act

A coalition of environmental groups are supporting the Climate and Community Protection Act, which will establish greenhouse gas limits for NYS, add green jobs to the NYS economy, move forward on certain environmental justice initiatives and switch NYS to 50% clean, renewable energy by 2030.  NY Renews has a handout on this legislation and the Environmental Advocates

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Actions, Civil Rights

GENDA Passes!

The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act just passed the state senate after spending a dozen years in legislative purgatory. It will add gender identity and gender expression to the categories protected under NYS’s current discrimination laws. Sixteen other states, Rochester and New York City already have similar laws on the books. A ban on conversion therapy

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