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BREAKING: Today the @nyccouncil passed the first bill in the nation that addresses transparency regarding government use of algorithms. #NYC already uses algorithms to help with a broad range of tasks: teacher evaluations, firefighting, identifying serious pregnancy complications, and much more. The legislation will create a task force to review New York City agencies’ use of algorithms and recommend ways to establish public accountability. #NYCLU testified in support of the bill in October. Read more at nyclu.org. #transparency #surveillance #newyork #smartcities
A bill on @nygovcuomo's desk would expand transparency in New York by making agencies pay the legal fees of anyone whose FOIL request is unjustly delayed or denied. Tell Gov. Cuomo to stand for gov't transparency at nyclu.org/foil or the link in our profile. #transparency #newyork #cuomo #nyclu #aclu
#NYPD officers found guilty of misconduct are being disciplined LESS under Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Read more at the link in our profile. #CCRB #policing #policereform #NYPD #NYCLU #ACLU
Yesterday's @womensmarch and @unitedwedream's performative action was a phenomenal experience and it was a pleasure to be on the team. Thank you to the amazing @paolamendoza for her direction & the awesome team that helped co-ordinate & choreograph. @yaratravieso @mariamehrari @beckymorrisonis @dj_diabeatic @meredithshep @mariamdwedar @jenna_lauter @amyleonmusic and many more. And a major shout out to all our #dreamers. Together we can pass a #CleanDreamAct . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork
Beautiful vocals leading into a performative dance created a heart wrenching action in support of a #CleanDreamAct put on by the @womensmarch. Those in color are dreamers. Those in black are the dream killers. I'm thankful to be apart of the movement this year and to see the progress of our revolution. See you in 2018. . @yaratravieso @paolamendoza @dj_diabeatic @mariamehrari . Clean Dream Act - December 2, 2017 . #womensmarch #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork #timeoutnewyork
12pm Today, Columbus Circle, @womensmarch demands a #CleanDreamAct from congress. Join us for this unique demonstration and experience this beautiful performative action. . @yaratravieso @paolamendoza . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #newyork #timeoutnewyork #womensmarch #dreamers #dance #
This Saturday, immerse yourself in a beautiful performative action by the @womensmarch to demand a #CleanDreamAct from congress. Superbly crafted and choreographed. If you'd like to participate, follow the link in my bio. Press, Be sure to get your press release for times and location. . Shoutout to the talented and hard working team of @paolamendoza @dj_diabeatic @mariamehrari @yaratravieso & @jenna_lauter . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork #timeoutnewyork #womensmarch #DACA
The Action Network organized Act Local, an activist summit to discuss the future of organizing in your local communities. Extremely informational and lined up with speakers from many organizations, including a special visit from NY Attorney General, Schneiderman. I am very fortunate to have taken part and captured this event. Please show your support for those who put this together, including Mohammed Naeem, Duncan Wall, Nina Carter, and speakers including @dr.debbie_almontaser and @womensmarch. . Act Local Summit - @thoughtworks - November 11, 2017 . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork #timeoutnewyork #actlocal
"The Right to Know Act requires officers to identify and explain themselves—in a larger sense requiring them to recognize the dignity and humanity of fellow New Yorkers.”⠀ —Johanna Miller, Advocacy Director at #NYCLU⠀ ⠀ This morning NYCLU joined @changethenypd, @ggenyc, and other organizations in front of City Hall to demand that @nyccouncil pass the Right to Know Act.⠀ ⠀ #rtka #righttoknowact #changethenypd #nyc #policing
Most people don’t know this about me but over 2 years ago I picked my things up and quit my job. I was unemployed for a few months and picked a job up at a Tim Hortons. Today, as I was working and looked outside my very own office as the Director of my own office, I couldn’t but help fall to my knees thanking God for putting me in a place to have met some incredible people over the years that helped me land this opportunity. My parents, my best friends, my newest friends and colleagues - thanks for believing in me. Ironically, I am now looking over the city that helped get me to where I am today. Watch out, Rochester, I see you. It’s not where I always thought I’d be but life works in mysterious ways and it’s incredible. #humbled #opportunity #grateful #Allahisamazing #nyclu #aclu #socialjustice
There are two sides to anything. Its only matter of time before you realize it.
B&W challenge. . Reminder - Thanksgiving: Not a day to celebrate, but to remember and be thankful. Remember that this day is widely celebrated but at the cost of Native American lives. . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork #timeoutnewyork #Thanksgiving #nativeamerican #genocide
On Nov. 30, three of my photos will be sold in Toronto for the Canadian Journalist for Free Expression Gala @canadacjfe. Funds will be used to help investigative journalists with their relocation after threats. I'm very honored that these photos will be alongside none other than the fabulously talented @kishabari. . It's been a minute since I've been out on the streets. Been hit with a lot of troubleshooting issues and gigs. Looking forward to getting out soon but also I'll be away for the holidays. . Not My President - Nov. 12, 2017 . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork #timeoutnewyork #love #notmypresident
People who arrive at the nation’s borders seeking asylum are entitled to be considered for release on parole while awaiting their asylum hearings. When an ICE facility in Batavia, New York effectively stopped granting parole after Trump was elected, the #NYCLU and @urbanjusticecenter filed suit. ⠀ ⠀ Last Friday night, a federal court order that the facility “immediately” redo the parole process for asylum-seekers held at Batavia. “People who came to the U.S. border seeking only refuge will no longer suffer indefinite confinement in New York's largest immigration detention facility. Asylum-seekers deserve, and will now get, the chance to be with loved ones while awaiting their asylum hearings. This win is a strong rebuke to the Trump administration’s campaign against immigrants.” —Chris Dunn, Associate Legal Director at #NYLCU⠀ ⠀ Read more at the link in our profile or nyclu.org. #immigration #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #aclu
What happens when a school board is controlled by members who don't even send their kids to public schools? Ask the residents of the East Ramapo Central School District.⠀ ⠀ Learn more at the link in our profile. #nyclu #education #votingrights
BREAKING: #NYCLU is suing East Ramapo Central School District for denying black & Latino voters an equal shot at electing candidates who reflect their values.⠀ ⠀ “The system allowed for the white community that does not send its children to public school to hijack the school board.” —Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, NYCLU⠀ ⠀ Read more in the @nytimes. Link in profile. #votingrights #vote #education
First up in our Q&A series: Lead Policy Counsel Michael Sisitzky on the #RighttoKnowAct, his karaoke favorites, and Hamilton the Musical. Swipe to read the full interview. #nyclu #nycluqa
Let’s imagine the kind of policing we want in NYC. Share your ideas and listen to other New Yorkers at today's Listening Room pop-up—happening NOW at @unionsquareny! #listeningnyc #policing #nyclu
The Right to Know Act would protect New Yorkers in everyday encounters with the NYPD...but it’s stalled in the @nyccouncil. Let your city council member know that there is still work to be done this year. Link in profile. #nyclu #policing #policereform
Question: Out of every 10 people in jail, how many have been charged and convicted? #listeningnyc #policereform #prisonreform #criminaljusticereform #nyclu
Join us today at 3pm for our #FREE Mindful Community in Action meeting. Each month, we host an afternoon of action, rooted in mindfulness, where those of us who are eager to more directly impact the policies and structures of our local, state, and federal government can engage directly, with the grounding base of yoga and meditation,  the support of community, and the structure of tools and resources to help guide the action. Kids and Families WELCOME (Feel free to bring a friend who is new to Yoga or meditation - our opening practices will be very accessible) We will also be reaching out to senators and congress members. We will have postcards, stamps, and snacks - please bring more if you can! Use the link in our bio for more details!
Brooklyn! Tomorrow #listeningnyc will be in Crown Heights at the corner of Nostrand Ave & St. Marks from 12-4pm. Take a few minutes out of your Sunday to engage with other New Yorkers about one of the biggest issues affecting our city. #policing #nyclu
Time is running out to pass common sense police reforms in NYC this term. The Right to Know Act would require that NYPD officers: 1️⃣identify themselves with a business card when they stop somebody 2️⃣ explain to an individual why they are being stopped or questioned 3️⃣inform individuals of their right to refuse being searched. Take action now by emailing your council member using the link in our profile! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #policing #nypd #takeaction #nyclu #changethenypd #nyc
A year ago, the 2016 US elections devastated many as president-elect Trump made headlines. A year ago, I went to my first protest ever. Little did I know that I had taken my first steps into activism. Life has completely changed for millions of Americans over the course of a year. And this past Election Day showed us that we're headed into a better direction. Stand up if you haven't, fight for others while you can. . Not my President, Manhattan - November 12, 2016 . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork #timeoutnewyork
ICYMI: A 14-year-old high school student lost consciousness after he was put in a chokehold by a police officer. We're suing the city of Syracuse and two officers of the Syracuse Police Department. Watch the full video and learn more at the link in our profile. •••••••••••• #nyclu #aclu #syracuse #police #policebrutality #policereform
Today may be the anniversary of the greatest threat to civil liberties in our lifetime, but it also the first birthday of the New York Resistance. Swipe right to look back at some of our hard-won victories for #LGBTQ and immigrant rights, #criminaljustice reform, and more. •••••••••••• #nyclu #aclu #trump #resistance #nystrong
Ya'll made sure to vote, right? Celebrating 100 years of Women's Suffrage. . Voting Day - November 7, 2017 . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork #timeoutnewyork #vote #voting #ivoted
Well, here I am again, #newyork voters! Mum and Daddy can't stop talking about voting No to #prop1 Tuesday, Nov. 7! The #ACLU , #NYCLU , #laborunions , and #plannedparenthood are against it, too. Please read up and vote tomorrow! Link in bio. Feel free to repost and spread the word! #voteno #proposition1 #proposal1 #constitutionalconvention #voteyes #politicaldog #nyelection #nypolitics #laborrights #reproductiverights #civilrights #protectourrights #cutepuppy
@greenwatchdogny - "As NYers prepare to vote on November 7, our Sarah Young, a mom raising two young sons in #NYC, sat down to explain why it’s important to VOTE NO on a Constitutional Convention. Our #Constitution is the bedrock on which critical environmental safeguards are grounded. A convention would endanger protections, such as the Forever Wild clause, by putting them at the mercy of special interests who are focused on profit, not #publichealth. The #ForeverWild clause ensures that open spaces such as the Catskill and #Adirondack parks remain available for generations to come — so Sarah’s kids and their kids can enjoy them far into the future. So on November 7, stand up for the #environment and VOTE NO on a #ConCon." "Absolutely. This is not the time to put our hard-won rights and protections up for grabs!" - #NYCLU #NoConCon #Catskills #Adk @adirondackcouncil @mountainkeeper @frackaction @sierraclubny @nyclu #nyimmigrationcoalition @legalaidnyc @aqe_ny #strongeconomyforall @citizenactionny #bronx #newyorkcity #nyc #ny #si #bk #qns #bx #corporateinterests #environment #NYS #upstate #rockland #westchester #ulster #catskills #catskillmountains #woodstock
Yesterday, nonprofit representatives met together to discuss Coverage4All, a campaign to extend healthcare age limit in NY to 29 for children, of immigrants who benefit from insurance under their parents. . Coverage4All - November 1, 2017 . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork #timeoutnewyork #coveage4all #healthcare #blackandwhite
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@greenwatchdogny - "As NYers prepare to vote on November 7, our Sarah Young, a mom raising two young sons in #NYC, sat down to explain why it’s important to VOTE NO on a Constitutional Convention. Our #Constitution is the bedrock on which critical environmental safeguards are grounded. A convention would endanger protections, such as the Forever Wild clause, by putting them at the mercy of special interests who are focused on profit, not #publichealth. The #ForeverWild clause ensures that open spaces such as the Catskill and #Adirondack parks remain available for generations to come — so Sarah’s kids and their kids can enjoy them far into the future. So on November 7, stand up for the #environment and VOTE NO on a #ConCon." "Absolutely. This is not the time to put our hard-won rights and protections up for grabs!" - #NYCLU #NoConCon #Catskills #Adk @adirondackcouncil @mountainkeeper @frackaction @sierraclubny @nyclu #nyimmigrationcoalition @legalaidnyc @aqe_ny #strongeconomyforall @citizenactionny #bronx #newyorkcity #nyc #ny #si #bk #qns #bx #corporateinterests #environment #NYS #upstate #rockland #westchester #ulster #catskills #catskillmountains #woodstock
NOVEMBER 7, VOTE NO. tinyurl.com/NYSConstitution nonewyorkconvention.org In 2017, as required every 20 years, New Yorkers will vote on whether to hold a constitutional convention. A constitutional convention is an open-ended process led by specially-elected delegates to amend the state constitution. Many groups, from labor unions to Planned Parenthood to 2nd Amendment activitsts to the NYCLU firmly oppose the constitutional convention. It would place in serious danger our state protections for civil rights and civil liberties. That’s because the process is rigged to favor the interests of the powerful. Read about it here: tinyurl.com/NYSConstitution or nonewyorkconvention.org
The Listening room project @listeningnyc by #nyclu #listeningnyc
Dear followers, I want to raise awareness of this event. Awful and terrifying that this is even being put on. Originally, I was going to make a trek down to TN and cover this event. It's something I was going to do this month. But for unforeseen circumstances, I'm cannot make that travel. I would also like to be at the Women's Convention, but I can't afford to do that either. As you may have noticed, I've not been posting lately. I'm having to take care of myself these days and it's been difficult. But I still wanted to make this atrocious event aware to all of you and that your thoughts should be with those who are going to counter protest. Mine are. I have anxiety that I can't make either one of the events this weekend, but my best goes out to everyone. Be safe, take care, stay vigilant. - David. . #RoguePhoto #resist #persist #resistance #nastywomen #protest #nyc #nyclu #aclu #equality #lgbt #photography #photographer #nycphotography #photojournalism #newyork #timeoutnewyork #whitelivesmatter #no #womensconvention
If you are attending this lecture you may want to read "Locked In..." Call HV9471 .P449 2017 @ #PaceLawLibrary #MassIncarceration #NYCLU #JudgeLippman #BailReform #CriminalJustice #ProsecutorialProgram
Rewarding interview today with the law star Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union ( @nyclu), as part of the @changemakersproject I've been writing for with partners @jenacumbo (photographer) and Mary Dove (producer). Stay tuned for our interview on changemakersunite.org to learn all about the upcoming vote on the New York Constitutional Convention; new reforms on solitary confinement; the administration's attempt to amend birth control laws; and also about the leadership of the fabulous Donna herself. #changemakers #nyclu #donnalieberman #civilliberties #humanrights