WEA Article 8 – Strengthening laws against Human Trafficking

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 8. Strengthening laws against Human Trafficking (Senate Bill 5879) • Because trafficking is often committed behind closed doors, statistics are hard to come by. Whether trafficked into labor or prostitution, women and girls (who constitute the vast majority of victims) are profoundly harmed…

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WEA Article 6 – Ending the irony of arrests of Domestic Violence victims

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 6. Ensuring that Victims of Domestic Violence are not punished for “violating” their own Order of Protection (Senate Bill 5877) • An order of protection is a court order directed to the offending party (the respondent) and prohibiting the respondent from contacting the…

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Campaign Finance Reform in NY!

There is no other single piece of legislation that can positively, directly and immediately impact the number of women and minority candidates that can successfully compete for office than public financing of elections. Governor Cuomo has again introduced legislation to reform campaign finance and offer a matching system of public…

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