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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VIEW A LIST OF OUR LEGISLATIVE MEMOS BELOW:

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Legislative Memo: EMPIRE Worker Protection Act

Over the past decade, New York has enacted several truly historic pieces of legislation such that New Yorkers now find themselves protected by some of the most progressive labor laws in the nation – including increases to the minimum wage, paid family leave, paid sick time, workplace protections

May 25, 2022 Workers' Rights

Legislative Memo: Intersex Education and Outreach

A.7527-A (Seawright)/S.8278 (Hoylman) would permit the Department of Health, in conjunction with directly impacted individuals and their chosen advocates and medical providers, to conduct a public education campaign around the existence of intersex people and the risks associated with nonemergent

April 22, 2022 LGBTQ Rights Minors' Rights