Priority Policy Domains:
Equality New York believes that we must use an anti-racist framework when working within the movement to advanceLGBTQI rights. Our racial justice legislative strategy is grounded in three objectives: (1) building cross-movement solidarity with coalitions and campaigns that center commitments to racial equity and reparative justice in policy solutions; (2):partnering with established advocacy coalitions that are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led and center the voices of those most impacted by the existing policy failures; and (3) Amplifying powerful intersectional stories of BIPOC LGBTQ New Yorkers.
EQNY's Policy Priorities in this Domain:
An act to mend the criminal procedure law and the penal law, in relation to granting certain individual youthful offender status;
Will include adding a new category of individuals eligible for young adult offender status; and to repeal certain provisions of the criminal procedure law relating thereto. This bill relates to the granting of some youthful offender status or young adult offender status.
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the office of racial equity and social justice
This bill relates to creating an office of racial equity and social justice Additional Resources and Links
An act to amend the penal law, in relation to individuals engaged in prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime.
This bill relates to individuals engaged in prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime