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NYCLU demands legislative action on civil liberties issues
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NYCLU demands legislative action on civil liberties issues

Members, supporters and advocates for the New York Civil Liberties Union rallied Monday outside the Capitol in support of several bills they say would protect and expand civil rights. Public defense funding and reform, reproductive rights, transgender discrimination, electronic privacy, and police data transparency were all on the agenda for […]

Advocates seek $28 million for psychiatric rehabilitation services
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Advocates seek $28 million for psychiatric rehabilitation services

Representatives from the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) joined with more than 100 direct care staff and mental health advocates to rally on the steps of the Capitol last Wednesday to call on lawmakers to increase funding for mental health recovery assisted living programs. Cries of “fair […]

Education leaders and lawmakers want expansion of millionaire’s tax to fund schools
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Education leaders and lawmakers want expansion of millionaire’s tax to fund schools

Legislators, teachers, advocates and representatives from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) rallied Tuesday in the capital for tax code changes to fund schools across New York. The expansion of the “millionaire’s tax” and closing of the carried interest loophole will bring in […]

Legal advocates call on Gov. Cuomo to fully fund public defenders
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Legal advocates call on Gov. Cuomo to fully fund public defenders

Legal advocates, clergy and representatives from the NAACP and New York Bar Association are urging legislators to pass the Justice Equality Act, which would provide state funding of public defense offices and expenses. The bill (A.1903), sponsored by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D- Albany, passed both the assembly and senate last […]