COVID-19 In Prisons And Jails, Families Who Lost Loved Ones Demand More Releases

Today, families who lost loved ones to COVID-19 in jails and prisons, formerly incarcerated leaders, and other advocates held a press conference in advance of a New York State Senate hearing on COVID-19 in prisons and jails. Continue Reading →

Senator Hoylman And Assemblywoman Weinstein SLAPPs Trump With Free Press Laws

Today, the New York State Senate passed S.52A/A.5991A, legislation authored by Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein and Senator Brad Hoylman that will protect New Yorkers from SLAPPs: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation. Continue Reading →

Senate Passes Hoylman’s Police STAT Act, Requiring Reporting Of Deaths In Police Custody And More

Today, the New York State Senate voted to pass the Police Statistics and Transparency Act (S.1830-C/A.10609) that ill affect New Yorker from Harlem to the Hudson. Continue Reading →

NY State Senate Takes Initial Steps To Address COVID-19 Housing Affordability Crisis

In the past two days, the New York State Senate passed six pieces of legislation to begin to address the housing affordability crisis and other housing-related hardships brought on by COVID-19. Continue Reading →


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