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2019-2020 Education Budget Testimony

Testimony of the New York State Catholic Conference regarding the 2019 – 2020 Elementary and Secondary Education Budget Presented by James D. Cultrara, Director for Education  Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany, N.Y. February 6, 2019 Introduction  A promising future for our children, families, communities and our economy depends on whether our schools are […]

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Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

Memorandum of Support Re: S.2837 Ramos / A.2750 Nolan In relation to the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act The Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act would address a number of the exemptions in New York’s labor, public health and workers compensation laws that currently prevent farmworkers from accessing rights and privileges available to other workers. The […]

2019-2020 Human Services Budget Testimony

Testimony of the New York State Catholic Conference regarding the 2019 – 2020 Human Services Budget Submitted by: Michael A. Lawler, Director of Catholic Charities, NYS Catholic Conference Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany, N.Y. January 24, 2019 Senator Krueger, Assembly Member Weinstein, distinguished members of the Senate and Assembly, Ladies and Gentlemen. My […]

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HALT Solitary Confinement Act

Memorandum of Support RE: A.2500 Aubry / S.1623 Sepulveda HALT Solitary Confinement Act The HALT Solitary Confinement Act would limit the time an inmate can spend in segregated confinement, end the segregated confinement of vulnerable people, restrict the criteria that can result in such confinement, improve conditions of confinement, and create more humane and effective alternatives to such confinement. The New […]

Legislative Votes on Abortion Expansion

On January 22, 2019, the solemn anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, both the State Senate and the Assembly voted on and passed the radical “Reproductive Health Act,” numbered S.240. The Governor immediately signed and celebrated the new law. This law goes well beyond Roe in its permissiveness and aggressive promotion of abortion. For a full […]

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NYS Bishops Statement on Passage of Child Victims Act

We pray that the passage of the Child Victims Act brings some measure of healing to all survivors by offering them a path of recourse and reconciliation. The legislation now recognizes that child sexual abuse is an evil not just limited to one institution, but a tragic societal ill that must be addressed in every place […]

Statement on Passage of Jose Peralta NYS DREAM Act

Today’s passage of the Jose Peralta DREAM Act is a strong example of legislation that nurtures real progress, based on respect of human life and the dignity of each person, compassion, service, community and opportunity for everyone.  This legislation will open doors to education that will transform lives and help individuals, families and communities thrive. […]