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Jan
19
2017
NYCLU Praises New Sanctuary City Guidance from Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today that his office provided local governments and law enforcement agencies with a legal roadmap to enact sanctuary city policies and protect vulnerable immigrant communities. The following is attributable to Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union:

Jan
18
2017
State Assembly Approves Reproductive Health Protections Ahead of Trump Presidency

The New York State Assembly last night passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA), two bills that protect women’s reproductive health and rights in New York State.

Jan
12
2017
New Non-Profit Donor Disclosure Rules Will Not be Enforced While NYCLU and ACLU Lawsuit Proceeds

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has agreed to hold off on enforcing certain provisions of a recently enacted state ethics law that the New York Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union argue violates the First Amendment. Following a lawsuit filed in federal court by the NYCLU and ACLU, the Attorney General agreed last week not to enforce parts of the law until the court considers the statute’s enactment and reaches a preliminary judgement on whether it violates the Constitution.

Jan
9
2017
In State Addresses, Cuomo Must Announce Plans to Make New York a Progressive Leader

Governor Andrew Cuomo will lay out his vision for New York this week during a series of State of the State addresses beginning today. With just days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, the New York Civil Liberties Union urges Gov. Cuomo to put forth a plan that will safeguard New Yorkers from the threats to freedom posed by the incoming administration.

Dec
23
2016
NYCLU: Bill Allowing Ride-Hailing Companies to Expand Upstate Raises Privacy and Non-Discrimination Concerns

The New York Civil Liberties Union has serious concerns about a bill that would provide for the regulation and expansion of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to upstate New York. The companies are currently only able to operate in New York City. The legislation is among a package of bills to be considered should the legislature return for a special session next week.

Dec
22
2016
NYCLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Overbroad Campaign Finance Law that Threatens Free Speech

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging provisions of a New York State law that will curtail free speech and discourage people from donating to non-profit organizations that advocate for issues they care about.

Nov
20
2016
Governor Proposes Important Protections for New Yorkers Targeted by Hate Crimes

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a list of proposals following the rise in hate crimes in New York since the last presidential election. His proposals included expanding New York’s Human Rights Law to protect children in public and private schools, and creating a “public-private legal defense fund” to provide immigrants with legal assistance who cannot afford it. The following statement is attributable to Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union:

Nov
8
2016
Election 2016: NYCLU to Run Voter Hotline, Monitor Polls, Provide Resources

The New York Civil Liberties Union’s election protection initiative today will include running an Election Day hotline in highly contested counties in Western New York that voters can call if they encounter intimidation and other problems at the polls. The NYCLU also partnered with Common Cause New York to conduct poll monitor trainings across the state, and recruited volunteers and members to monitor polls in Monroe, Nassau and Suffolk. The NYCLU’s main office will also be taking calls from voters statewide who encounter barriers at the polls.

Oct
24
2016
Landmark Farmworker Suit Moves Forward After Farm Bureau Intervention

The New York State Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that the New York Farm Bureau can intervene as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Workers’ Center of Central New York, the Worker Justice Center of New York and farmworker Crispin Hernandez. The lawsuit, the first of its kind in New York, challenges a Jim Crow-era state law that unconstitutionally denies farmworkers the right to organize without fear of retaliation.

Oct
6
2016
Cuomo’s New Crossings Project Ushers in New Era of Surveillance

Governor Cuomo unveiled his plan on Wednesday to “Reimagine New York’s Crossings”-- an initiative that includes several technological updates to transportation systems in New York. However, among these updates the “crossings project” also calls for installing controversial advanced cameras, license plate readers and facial recognition technology, which is known to be notoriously inaccurate and misidentifies people of color at a higher rate than white people.

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