Cuomo Fails to Follow Through on Reproductive Rights Amendment

In January, Cuomo promised an amendment that would protect a woman’s right to choose; five months later New Yorkers are still waiting  Bill Samuels, a prominent progressive activist, today called out Governor Andrew Cuomo for his failure to follow through on not his pledge to protect a woman’s right to choose through the passage of […]Read More »

Final Push for Senate Passage of Constitutional Right to Clean Air, Water

Amendment Inspired by Communities in Crisis Overwhelmingly Passes Assembly Albany – Residents from communities which have been harmed by contaminated water and polluted air joined legislators and advocates today with a message: before leaving Albany for the year on June 21, the state Senate must pass New York’s Environmental Bill of Rights. The constitutional amendment, […]Read More »

EffectiveNY Previews Push for Landmark New York “Equality for All Amendment” with New Ad

Release of 60-Second Online Ad Corresponds to Equal Pay Day Right now, women, LGBT people and the disabled do not have equal rights in New York State’s Constitution, but EffectiveNY is aiming to bring that injustice to an end by passing an “Equality for All Amendment” in Albany. In the coming months, EffectiveNY, a nonprofit […]Read More »

10yo Leads Campaign for Constitutional Right to Clean Air

 Second Round of Videos Feature South Albany Residents Suffering from Oil Train, Diesel Truck Emissions  “This is the basketball court, this is the playground, that’s where I live, and there’s the train tracks.” – 10-year-old Lawrence, pointing out places all just a few feet away from where he was standing. Albany – Three weeks ago, […]Read More »

Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Members, EffectiveNY, Eleanor’s Legacy, and the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund Announce New Effort to Elect More Women to New York City Council

QUEENS – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Council Member Margaret Chin and a coalition of women’s organizations and good government advocates today unveiled ,”21 in ’21,” a new initiative designed to encourage more women to run for local City Council seats. The Five Founders: (left to right) Morgan Pehme, […]Read More »

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