Please take action to protect our community members from police misconduct by contacting NY State Legislative leadership. The demand is to pass a bill on the floor that would repeal 50-a, an old law that allowed records of police personnel files, including charges of misconduct, to be withheld from the public.
Governor has said he would sign the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.
If voice mailboxes are full, please send an email:
Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins: 518-455-2585 (Albany) 914-423-4031 (District) firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker Heastie: 518-455-3791 (Albany) 718-654-6539 (District) Speaker@nyassembly.gov
with this message –
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am calling to urge Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins/Speaker Heastie to reconvene session and pass the bill to repeal 50-a (A2513/S3695) sponsored by Senator Bailey and Assemblyman O’Donnell. In light of the recent police violence in New York, we are counting on the legislature to move this critical police transparency measure. Will the Majority Leader/Speaker commit to reconvening session and bringing the bill to repeal 50-A to the floor? Thank you for your time.