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Block Members attended the New York Civil Liberties Union's Day of Action in Albany

Two members of The Block Center’s Social Justice Team attended the NYCLU’s Day of Action in Albany today. The purpose of the event was to give community members an opportunity to speak directly with their state representatives about issues effecting our rights as New Yorkers. 43 more words

N.Y. State Assembly Passes Bills Strengthening Protections For Immigrants

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The New York State Assembly has passed a series of bills strengthening protections for immigrants – including one that makes New York a sanctuary state. 163 more words


City Officials Hand Out Reusable Bags Ahead Of ‘Carryout Bag Law’ Implementation

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Department of Sanitation and City Councilman Ben Kallos were handing out free reusable bags to help residents prepare for the implementation of a new ‘carryout bag law.’ 250 more words


New York State Lawmakers To Take Up Right To Die Legislation Again

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York state lawmakers will again consider legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician. 154 more words


N.Y. Assembly Members Vote To Strengthen Abortion Protections

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The New York State Assembly has voted to strengthen the state’s abortion protections in advance of the Trump presidency.

As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, the bill updates a state law to reflect the standard set up by Roe v. 218 more words


Update on "Collette's Law" or rather Collette's Laaaaaawwwwwng journey to getting anything done in the political system because everything seems to be rigged.

Collette’s Law is going through some changes. It would be premature to make any official announcements, but it is still in the pipeline.

Shortly before what was supposed to be an official introduction, it was blocked by Patrick Jenkins. 337 more words

New York Assemblyman Bill Nojay Fatally Shoots Himself In Cemetery

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state assemblyman facing a Republican primary challenge next week and a fraud trial in Cambodia has killed himself. 193 more words