In the Legislature

Legislative advocacy is a critical part of the NYCLU's interdisciplinary approach to protecting civil liberties, which also includes litigation, community organizing, and communications.

As part of its work to affect legislation the NYCLU distributes dozens of legislative memoranda each year. Legislative memoranda are position papers that the NYCLU distributes to the governor's office and to state legislators and their staffs laying out our views on bills under deliberation or on issues that we feel the Legislature needs to address.


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Maternal Mortality Review Board

2018 Legislative Memorandum

Subject: Relates to establishing maternal mortality review boards and the maternal mortality and morbidity advisory council 

A.10346A (Joyner) / S.8907 (Hannon)

Position: SUPPORT

June 12, 2018 Reproductive Rights

Reproductive Health Act

The right to decide when, whether, and how to have a child is fundamental to women’s autonomy, dignity, and equality. This right affects every aspect of a woman’s life – her economic status, her educational aspirations, her career goals, her health, and the well-being of her family.

May 30, 2017 Reproductive Health Act Reproductive Rights

Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act

Given the federal administration’s intention to rescind the federal contraception coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act, the NYCLU strongly supports swift passage of A.1378 / S.3668, the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA). A.1378. NYCLU urges lawmakers to approve S.3668.

May 30, 2017

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