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Jun
10
2015
Obituary: Barbara Shack, Fierce Advocate for Reproductive Rights

The New York Civil Liberties Union mourns the death of Barbara Shack, an emeritus member of the NYCLU Board of Directors and a women’s rights advocate who served as interim director and built the organization’s state legislative program in the 1980s. Through her tireless work the NYCLU became a force to be reckoned with in Albany—shaping policy and state law affecting the lives of millions of New Yorkers.

May
5
2015
Assembly Vote Protects Women's Ability to Work Free from Discrimination

The New York State Assembly today passed a pair of bills to protect New York women from workplace discrimination, legislation initially introduced as part of the Women’s Equality Act and championed by the New York Civil Liberties Union. The vote clears the way for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the legislation into law.

Apr
29
2015
Cuomo’s AIDS Task Force Report Promotes Civil Rights, Individual Autonomy and Bodily Integrity

Governor Cuomo’s Task Force to End the AIDS Epidemic today released a report calling for statewide protections for New Yorkers who are transgender, comprehensive sex education in public schools, the ability for minors to consent to the HPV vaccine, decriminalizing syringe possession and a comprehensive ban on the ability of law enforcement to use a person having condoms on them as evidence of prostitution — all important measures the New York Civil Liberties Union has long advocated for.

Jun
10
2014
Women's Equality Coalition Calls on the New York State Senate to Vote on the Women's Equality Act

Leaders and advocates from the Women's Equality Coalition stand with legislators from both the State Assembly and State Senate today to urge the passage of the full Women's Equality Act (WEA), a bill supported by the vast majority of New Yorkers. The WEA provides common sense updates to existing New York law that will ensure the state’s 10 million mothers, sisters, daughters and wives are not held back by discrimination. This critical legislation will remove barriers to economic security, preserves access to reproductive health care and helps survivors of domestic violence.

Jan
17
2014
NYCLU Supports Appeals Decision: City Law on Crisis Pregnancy Centers Upheld

A decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals today upheld the central provisions of New York City law mandating transparency by crisis pregnancy centers, anti-choice “clinics” that masquerade as medical offices. “We are gratified by the court’s decision to uphold important protections for women in New York City,” said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. “This decision recognizes that the law was carefully crafted simultaneously to respect First Amendment rights and to protect women against deceptive practices,” Lieberman said.

Feb
13
2013
Broad Cross-section of New Yorkers Strongly Support a Bill to Strengthen New York State’s Reproductive Health Care Protections

For at least the last four years, polling conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Lake Partners, Global Strategy Group, and Hart Research, all working independently, has consistently showed that New York voters overwhelmingly support an initiative to strengthen our protections for reproductive rights under state law.

Jan
29
2013
NYCLU Applauds Governor's Commitment to Women’s Equality

The New York Civil Liberties Union today applauded Governor Cuomo for bringing together more than 250 organizations in support of the Women’s Equality Agenda. The governor’s office today launched a website dedicated to the development of this groundbreaking legislative package and uniting advocates across the state in making women’s equality a priority this year. The following can be attributed to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman:

Jan
16
2013
Federal Complaint Filed Against UPS for Forcing Pregnant Worker Off the Job

The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today against UPS for unfairly forcing a pregnant package driver to take unpaid leave, refusing to accommodate her with light-duty work and forcing her to lose her company health insurance just before the birth of her child.

Jan
9
2013
NYCLU Applauds Governor’s Position on Women’s Equality, Marijuana Arrests

In response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, the New York Civil Liberties Union released the following statement, attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman: “We’re pleased that the governor’s priorities for the coming session include a vigorous agenda for women’s equality that would make major strides in closing loopholes in New York’s existing protections for women. We particularly applaud his commitment to pay equity, extending protections against sexual harassment to all workers in New York, and protecting women’s fundamental right to choose.

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