Issues: Families

90 Days After Bill Passes Unanimously In The Senate, Governor's Inaction Raises Questions and Concerns

Bill would end shackling of prisoners in laborNewsday - Long Island,NY,USAVelmanette Montgomery, "prohibits the use of restraints of any kind from being used during the transport of such female prisoner to a hospital for the ...


Organizations, Advocates, Formerly Incarcerated Women Urge Governor To End Delay And Sign Anti-shackling Bill To Protect Health And Safety Of Women And Children

On Tuesday, August 18 at 11:00am, the Correctional Association of New York’s Women in Prison Project, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH) will hold a protest and press conference in front of Governor Paterson’s office (630 3rd Ave between 40 and 41 Streets) to call on the Governor to sign the Anti-Shackling Bill (S.1290-A/A.3373-A), which forbids the use of restraints on incarcerated women during labor and post-delivery recovery, and restricts the use of restraints during transport to and from the hospital. 

August 18, 2009

Teach Your Children About the Erie Canal Through the Passport to Your National Parks Program

If you’re looking for a field-trip to take with your children this summer, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor offers families a fun and affordable way to learn details of the rich history of the Erie Canal through a program called the Passport to Your National Parks.

August 18, 2009

Senator Thompson To Host Community Leaders And Stakeholders Breakfast

For Immediate Release                                                          Contact: Heather Zeisz | | 716.854.8705 Linda Walker | 716.284.5789

August 17, 2009

Senator Adams gives an interview at the Parent Empowerment Seminar at Medgar Evers College

The Parent Empowerment Seminar was held on August 15, 2009 and attracted hundreds to its free give-aways and workshops.

August 15, 2009
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