Women have been devastated by the economic turmoil fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in the lowest women’s labor force participation rate since 1988. Millions of women have left the workforce since its onset, due partly to our society’s ongoing and outsized reliance on
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.