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Hearing Testimony

Dec
19
2014
Testimony Regarding Proposed Rule to Establish "Enhanced Supervision Housing"

The New York Civil Liberties Union1 respectfully submits the following testimony regarding the proposed rule for enhanced supervision housing. The Department of Correction faces a daunting task in attempting to address violence in its facilities, while at the same time trying to move away from deeply ingrained and highly ineffective punitive approaches and toward more humane and successful evidence-based practices.

Dec
15
2014
Testimony Before City Council Public Safety & Courts and Legal Services Committees On Summons Court Operations and Impact

The New York Civil Liberties Union (“NYCLU”) respectfully submits the following testimony regarding the operations of New York City’s Summons Courts. The NYCLU, the New York State affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with eight offices across the state and nearly 50,000 members. The NYCLU’s mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles, rights, and constitutional values embodied in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York.

Nov
21
2014
Statement of the NYCLU In Opposition to Continued Barriers to Voter Access

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is grateful for the opportunity to provide comment to the State Board of Elections regarding Chapter 273 of the Laws of 2014, and the impact of the continued exemption of certain local bodies from the requirements of Election Law § 7-202. The NYCLU, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with eight chapters and regional offices and nearly 50,000 members across the state, works to defend and promote the fundamental principles, rights and constitutional values embodied in the Bill of Rights of the U.S.

Nov
10
2014
Testimony on Correction of Gender Markers on Birth Records

Testimony of the New York Civil Liberties Union before The New York City Council Committee on Health regarding Legislation Relating to the Correction of Gender Markers on Birth Records (Int. No. 491 and Int. No. 492) November 10, 2014 I. Introduction

Oct
15
2014
Testimony Regarding Immigration Detainers

Testimony of Donna Lieberman on behalf of the New York Civil Liberties Union Before the New York City Council Immigration Committee In Support of Int. 486 and 487 October 15, 2014 I. Introduction

Oct
8
2014
Testimony Regarding the Treatment of Adolescents in NYC Jails and at Rikers Island

Testimony of the New York Civil Liberties Union1 before the New York City Council Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services & Committee on Juvenile Justice on the treatment of adolescents in New York City Jails and the United States Department of Justice’s report on violence at Rikers Island October 8, 2014 I. Introduction

Oct
7
2014
Testimony in Opposition to Proposed Rules Governing The City Identification Card Program

Comments of the New York Civil Liberties Union in opposition to Proposed Rules Governing The City Identification Card Program October 7, 2014 The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is pleased to provide public comments on the rules proposed to govern the New York City Identification Card program (NYC ID). While supportive of the concept of a local ID card that carries benefits for marginalized New York City residents, the NYCLU remains concerned about the absence of adequate privacy protections: first in the law itself, and now in the rules proposed to implement it.

Sep
29
2014
Testimony Regarding Proposed Changes to New York City Guidance Counselor Requirements

Testimony of Lauren Frederico on behalf of the New York Civil Liberties Union before the City Council’s Education Committee on proposed changes to the Department of Education’s reporting requirements about guidance counselors in New York City public schools. The New York Civil Liberties Union respectfully submits the following testimony regarding our recommendations for providing adequate guidance services for students. INTRODUCTION

Sep
8
2014
Testimony Regarding the NYPD's Training on Use of Force

The New York Civil Liberties Union respectfully submits the following testimony regarding the NYPD's use of force training. INTRODUCTION

Aug
11
2014
Testimony Regarding Law Prohibiting Cyber-Bullying in Albany County

My name is Melanie Trimble. I am the director of the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. I present testimony this evening regarding proposed Local Law F of 2014.1

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