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New York Counts 2020 is a coalition of more than eighty organizations statewide advocating for a fair and accurate 2020 Census. The results of the Census determine allocations to New York for basic survival programs and redistricting at every level of government. Census results also impact critical business decisions that impact the growth and vitality of New York State. With the growing distrust of government, New York State, with the most diverse immigrant population in the country and number of hard to count communities in 2010 that included minorities, women and children, risks losing millions of dollars if there is an undercount in the 2020 Census.Read more
New York Association on Independent Living
The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) is a statewide, not-for-profit membership association created by and composed of 42 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) across New York State. NYAIL is the statewide voice for its membership’s efforts to eliminate physical, communications, attitudinal, and other barriers to all aspects of life. NYAIL advocates for the civil rights, independence and full participation of all people with disabilities.Read more
Able Newspaper is the Newspaper for people with disabilities in New York covering New York City and Long Island with 2 editions. (see website - ablenews.com). We are planning on printing candidates’ answers and views on issues relating to the disability community in the November issue of Able.
According to the 2010 census nearly 20% of Americans have a disability. The attachment to this email contains the questions we hope you will answer so people with disabilities in your area can know how you will handle items that are important to their lives.Read more
The WNY Women's Foundation's mission is to create a culture of possibility so each woman and girl can live, grow, and lead to her fullest potential. We believe that when women lead, communities succeed.Read more
Positive Women’s Network – New York City
Positive Women's Network - United States of America (PWN-USA) is a national membership body of women living with HIV working to prepare and involve all women living with HIV, in all our diversity, including gender identity and sexual expression, in all levels of policy and decision-making to improve the quality of women’s lives. PWN-USA applies a gender equity and human rights lens to the HIV epidemic to achieve federal policies grounded in the reality of women’s lived experiences.Read more
The Dominican Sisters of Peace and their associates have over 1100 members around the United States. As women and men of peace, we are concerned about any treatment of individuals that would rob them of their human dignity. In particular, we focus our advocacy on Peace and Nonviolence, Human Trafficking, Immigration Reform, and Care for Creation.Read more
We are writing to you as the 500 Women Scientists, a group of over 20,000 women scientists from 100 chapters across the United States, dedicated to building an inclusive scientific community and training future leaders in science. We aim to use the language of science to bridge divides and enhance global diplomacy. Supporting science is essential, not only for scientific advancements, but also the American economy, and the culture and values of New York State. Approximately 500,000 New Yorkers work in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Mathematics) professions, and this number has been steadily increasing since 2010.
As your constituents from the 500 Women Scientists Ithaca Chapter, we would like you to answer science policy questions that are important to our New York community. Will will compile your and your opposition’s answers to our questions into a voter guide for our members, and share your responses in op-eds in local papers. This will provide your potential constituents with side-by-side responses from each candidate.Read more