News Closeup: NYC council’s challenge to elect more women

POSTED 9:10 PM, FEBRUARY 11, 2017, BY MARVIN SCOTT The City Council is the legislative body that creates the laws for 8.2 million New Yorkers, more than half of whom are women, yet the makeup of the council is dominated by men. Of the 51-member council, only 13-women currently serve. There is now a movement, […]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 »

From Gotham Gazette: Constitutional Convention Absent from Cuomo’s 2017 Agenda

Gov. Cuomo (photo: Governor’s Office) Though he has expressed support in the past for a “yes” vote for a constitutional convention on this year’s ballot, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s newly revealed 2017 agenda and 2017-2018 budget provide no indication that such support continues. Last year, Cuomo backed a constitutional convention in his lone State of the […]Read More »

New Effort to Elect More Women to New York City Council

21 in 21Speaker 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 […]Read More »

Hoosick Falls Kids Call for Constitutional Right to Clean Water

Environmental Advocates of New York and EffectiveNY Team Up in Push for Constitutional Amendment “At home we drink bottled water, we basically do all the stuff with bottled water” says 10-year-old Hoosick Falls resident, Ashlynn Sagendorf, more than a year after residents first learned they had been drinking water contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Environmental […]Read More »

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