NY Primary Elections: Thursday. September 13th

At the Suffolk County Board of Elections, you can see unofficial, 2012 primary results: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/BoardofElections/ElectionResults.aspx At the Nassau County Board of Elections, you can see unofficial, 2012 election results: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/BOE/results.html -In a Nassau/Suffolk race: Where the district lines completely changed, incumbent NYS Assemblyman Saladino (Republican) retained the Republican line against a fierce, “conservative” challenger. NY […]

NYS had Same-Sex Marriage since 2002

We have not had same-sex weddings because of the cowardice of Spitzer, Paterson and Cuomo. The New York State constitution was changed to be gender neutral in 2002.  At that point, marriage was no longer dependent on the gender of the participants. No State law, including domestic relations law required the parties to be married to be […]

NYCLU & Community Advocates Demand Gov. Cuomo Withdraw from Unjust Deportation Program

 The New York Civil Liberties Union today joined immigrants’ rights and civil rights advocates at a rally at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office to urge the governor to withdraw New York from Secure Communities (S-Comm), a federal program that threatens civil rights and weakens public safety by targeting immigrant residents for detention and deportation. “Governor Cuomo should demonstrate […]

Judicial Hearing on Whether New York State Must Investigate Gitmo Psychologist

First Court in the U.S. to Consider Whether State Ethics Board Must Investigate Claim that Alleged Participation in Torture of Gitmo Detainees was Unethical On Wednesday in Manhattan, a hearing will be held before Justice Sally Ann Scarpula of the New York State Supreme Court to consider whether the state must investigate an ethics complaint […]

Rally 12/9/10: Demand Gov. Paterson Withdraw from Unjust Immigration Program

At a rally tomorrow in front of Governor Paterson’s Manhattan Office, the will join dozens of state and local immigrants’ rights organizations to urge the governor to affirm his support for immigrant families by withdrawing New York State from Secure Communities, a misguided federal program that targets immigrants and weakens public safety.

NYCLU Calls for Greater Privacy Protections as New York Transitions to Electronic Medical Records

At a joint hearing today of two New York City Council committees, the New York Civil Liberties Union raised serious privacy concerns related to New York State’s ongoing transition to electronic medical records. “Sharing health information among health care providers will likely benefit patients greatly, but to recognize this benefit we need to take steps […]

Reaction to the rash, short-sighted decision of the NY State Board of Regents to cut speech service requirements

Kimberly writes: The disability community is currently digesting the decision that the NY State Board of Regents made this week which scales back speech service requirements. The Board released school districts from longstanding policies that they must give certain levels of speech services to students with autism and other disabilities. The decision by the Board […]

Green Party New York: Hawkins, Nader, Press Conference: State Bank Needed for Job Creation

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that the State of New York should establish a state-owned bank to finance job creation in new and expanding enterprises. Hawkins was joined at the press conference by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who highlighted the need for the state to end its fiscal crisis by […]

Hawkins: Volunteer Calls, fundraise, naked butts Halloween

Dear Green Supporters: Please help build support for the Green Party in the remaining ten days before the November 2nd Election. 1. Help Call Enrolled Greens Every Green, or Green-friendly person who reads this is asked to take at least 200 phone numbers of Green registrants throughout NYS, and call them before TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, […]

Green Party New York: Guv cand Hawkins calls for a ban on Genetically Modified Foods

    Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, today called for a ban on the planting of genetically modified crops in New York State. The Greens have previously drafted state legislation to impose a five year moratorium on the planting of such crops. “Americans have become guinea pigs for the biotechnology industry due […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY): Organic Farming Stops Toxic Pesticides, Herbicides and Fertilizers, Strengthen NYS Food Policy Council

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

NYS Education Department Tells School Districts to Drop Illegal Barriers for Immigrant Children in Response to NYCLU Study

In response to an analysis conducted by the New York Civil Liberties Union which found that at least 20 percent of public school districts across New York State may be unlawfully barring or discouraging the enrollment of immigrant students, the New York State Education Department this week issued guidance to all school districts making clear […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Opposes Border Patrol Sweeps in Upstate New York

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Thanks Petitioners, and Asks for November Help

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

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