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Jul
22
2014
Stars Dazzle at the NYCLU’s 12th Annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom Benefit Concert

The 12th annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom benefit concert was a bona fide smash. A cast of Broadway's finest – including Tony winners Lena Hall and nominees Celia Keenan-Bolger (Glass Menagerie), Condola Rashad (The Trip to Bountiful) and Robin de Jesus (In the Heights) – took the stage at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Monday night to celebrate the work of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Jul
16
2014
NYCLU Announces Freedom of Expression Youth Contest Winners

The New York Civil Liberties Union today announced the winners of its annual Freedom of Expression Contest, which invites young people in New York City to voice their opinion on important civil rights and civil liberties issues of the day.

Jul
11
2014
Justin Guarini, Adam Chanler-Berat, Zach Unger and Barret Foa Join Star-Studded Lineup for the 12th Annual NYCLU Benefit Concert

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, today announced additions to the company of award-winning performers for Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, its annual benefit concert to be held on Monday, July 21 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, NYC).

Jul
9
2014
NYCLU: NYC ID Invites Risks for Vulnerable New Yorkers

At a hearing today about the New York City Council's proposal to issue municipal identity cards to city residents regardless of their immigration status, the New York Civil Liberties Union plans to testify about the risks the legislation creates for some of New York City's most vulnerable residents. The following can be attributed to NYCLU Advocacy Director Johanna Miller:

Jun
18
2014
NYCLU Applauds Decision Upholding NYC's Racial Profiling Ban

A State Court tonight ruled that New York City's ban on racial profiling is constitutional, a decision applauded by the leadership of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Jun
12
2014
NYCLU: City Must Report on Dangerous Use of Solitary Confinement in Jails

The New York Civil Liberties Union will today testify before the New York City Council on the harms of solitary confinement on prisoners, prison staff and community safety, and in support of legislation that would require the commissioner of the Department of Correction to publicly report statistics on the use of solitary confinement in city jails.

Jun
12
2014
Tony Kushner, Lena Hall and Celia Keenan-Bolger to Headline 12th Annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, today announced a star-studded lineup of award-winning performers for Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, its annual benefit concert to be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, NYC).

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.

Jun
3
2014
New Report Highlights Urgent Need for School Discipline Reform

In response to School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System, a report released today by the Council of State Governments’ Justice Center, New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman issued the following statement:

Apr
30
2014
NYCLU Calls on City Council to Pass Municipal ID Bill for Undocumented Residents

The New York Civil Liberties Union today submitted testimony in support of the New York City Council’s proposal to issue municipal identity cards to city residents regardless of their immigration status. The proposed municipal ID would help undocumented New Yorkers carry out crucial tasks such as leasing apartments, buying medicine, picking up their kids from school and reporting crimes to the NYPD.

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