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Day: <span>March 5, 2010</span>

Giving Incarcerated Parents A Fighting Chance To Reunite With Their

Sen.Montgomery,Assemblyman Aubry & Children and Families Commissioner join together to protect families from being separated. Lawmakers and criminal justice reform advocates joined together at the State Capitol last week to garner support for legislation (S.2233/A.5462-A) that will allow foster care agencies the discretion to delay filing papers to terminate the parental rights of parents who […]Read More

Coalition Campaigns to End Prison-Based Gerrymandering

Senator Eric T. Schneiderman and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries joined forces with a statewide coalition today to announce a new organizing campaign plan to end prison-based gerrymandering in New York State before the 2010 Census. The coalition’s goal is to organize across the state to pass Senator Schneiderman’s bill that would require New York State to […]Read More

Everything But the Moan

We once visited a stockyard in Sioux City Iowa and spoke to some of the cattlemen there.  They said that when it came to making money from a cow, they use “Everything but the moo.”  That this is pretty much the attitude of upstate politicians towards the prisoners held in their districts, becomes apparent in […]Read More

Call Them Phenomenal, THESE DAUGHTERS of TUBMAN

“Freedom or die a slave!,” declared  Harriet Tubman (1819/20-1913) who freed herself and 300 others from enslavement in the mid-19th century.  Tubman’s legacy resounds today in the lives of heirs who move unrestricted and make choices with few constraints.  Call them daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, aunts, educators, nurses, doctors, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, bakers, filmmakers, artists, chefs, […]Read More

View From Here: Governor Paterson on the Edge

 Governor David Paterson’s problems are entirely of his own making.   Interfering with a woman protecting herself from a physical abuser?   It was both an arrogance of power and a devaluing of women.  It was also thoughtless, because his actions were just the open opportunity for any number of forces in the state to pounce on […]Read More