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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The Liberty Act

This suggestion comes from CAIR-NY, who gave us some great postcarding ideas for Ramadan. Here’s one that helps our immigrant communities. The Liberty Act (S.4075)┬áis currently stuck in the NYS Senate. The official blurb is “Relates to providing access to services, law enforcement and counsel in certain immigration related matters.”, and it prevents the state

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Support Easy Elections New York

I know we all love those “I voted!” stickers, but have you ever been jealous when your friends in other states can mail in their ballots, vote early or just vote more easily? New York state hasn’t updated their voting rules since 1893. There are a handful of bills before the state senate that need

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