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May
21
2015
Regarding Amending the Freedom of Information Law to Expedite Appeals Process

Subject: S.1531 (Ranzenhofer) / A.114 (Buchwald) Position: SUPPORT The New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)1 has been developed over the past forty years to provide public access to government records, in the interests of transparency and public accountability. However, when state agencies improperly deny record requests, or effectively deny such requests by failing to respond, government accountability is diminished.

May
18
2015
Regarding the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

Subject: The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act – A.4762 (Nolan) / S.1291 (Espaillat) Position: SUPPORT Farmworkers are the backbone of New York's massive agricultural industry. These workers harvest vegetables; pick apples and grapes; and feed, clean, and milk herds of dairy cows. This is grueling work, and it is also dangerous. A farm is one of the most hazardous work sites in America.

Apr
30
2015
Regarding Expanding Access to STI Treatment and Prevention for Minors

Subject: Expanding Access to STI Treatment and Prevention for Minors S.2712 (Krueger) / A.1528 (Paulin) Position: SUPPORT

Apr
29
2015
Regarding Ending Sexual Harassment on the Job for Every Employee

Subject: Ending Sexual Harassment on the Job for Every Employee– A.5360 (Galef) / S.002 (Valesky) Position: SUPPORT

Apr
21
2015
Regarding Pregnancy Accomodation

Subject: Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy-Related Conditions A.4272 (Gunther) / S.008 (Hannon) Position: SUPPORT

Apr
21
2015
Regarding Strengthening Laws Requiring Equal Pay for Equal Work

Subject: Strengthening Laws Requiring Equal Pay for Equal Work – A.6075 (Titus)/S.001 (Savino) Position: SUPPORT

Mar
27
2015
Regarding the Education Tax Credit Act and the Education Investment Incentives Act

Subject: Executive Budget: Education, Labor and Family Assistance, Part E (S2006/A3006), Establishes the Education Tax Credit Act A.2551 (Cusick), Establishes the Education Investment Incentives Act S.1976 (Golden), Establishes the Education Investment Incentives Act Position: OPPOSE

Mar
26
2015
Regarding Legislation to Raise the Age

Subject: Legislation to Raise the Age – New York State Executive Budget A.3006/S.2006 (Part J) Education, Labor, Housing & Family Assistance Article VII Legislation Position: QUALIFIED SUPPORT _________________________________________________________________ Subject: Legislation to Raise the Age – A. 6006 (Assembly Budget Legislation) Position: SUPPORT

Mar
23
2015
In Support of the Reproductive Services Act

Subject: Reproductive Services Act A.6221 (Glick) / S.4432 (Stewart-Cousins) Position: SUPPORT

Mar
23
2015
Addressing Campus Sexual Assault

Subject:  Legislation addressing Campus Sexual Assault – New York State Executive Budget A.3006/S.2006 (Part H) Education, Labor, Housing & Family Assistance Article VII Legislation Position: OPPOSE

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