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 »

From Politico: Assembly passes 'environmental bill of rights'

By Bill Mahoney 04/24/2017 05:53 PM EDT ALBANY — The Assembly passed an Earth Day package of legislation on Monday, including a state constitutional amendment that would give New Yorkers the “right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment.” The legislation, which supporters dubbed an “environmental bill of rights,” passed by a 103-27 […]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 »

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 »

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