On May 13, 2019, the New York Civil Liberties Union is calling on lawmakers to stand up for civil rights and social justice. No matter where you are, you can take action below and follow along on our social media.


Marijuana arrests have a devastating and disproportionate impact on communities of color in New York state. Tell state leaders it’s time to end the criminalization of marijuana for good by passing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA).

Legalize marijuana

New York State driver license next to car key

Equal access to driver’s licenses will make our roads safer, allow immigrants to lead fuller lives, raise state revenue, and reduce the risk that a routine traffic stop can result in arrest, detention, or even deportation due to President Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. 

expand access to drivers’ licenses

metal detectors

Companies are aggressively marketing invasive and biased biometric surveillance technology, like facial recognition software, as the answer to school safety. But this risky surveillance does little to improve school safety and makes students feel like suspects in their own classrooms. Tell lawmakers to stop the surveillance of students.

Stop school surveillance


Justice for Farmworkers

Farmworkers are the backbone of New York's massive, multi-billion dollar agricultural industry. But they are excluded from the workplace protections afforded to nearly all other workers, including a day of rest, overtime pay, disability insurance and the right to organize without retaliation.

Demand Fair Labor Rights for Farmworkers