Action Update

As Pride month approaches in June, we encourage you to read on for information about how you can advocate the New York State Senate to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), as well as for information about our upcoming meeting, which will focus on how to be an LGBTQ Ally.

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Pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) is a proposed New York law which adds gender identity and expression as a protected class in the state's human rights and hate crimes laws. New York’s lawmakers have been working to pass this legislation since 2003 but have been repeatedly blocked. They need to hear from you if you support this law.

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Understanding the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Story

Facebook Inc. is under fire following reports that the personal data of 50 million users were obtained by an analytics firm that helped elect President Donald Trump. Lawmakers and regulators in the U.S. and U.K. are now scrutinizing the social media giant, whose shares have dropped more than 9 percent since the news broke on March 17.

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March For Our Lives

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

March with us in Washington DC or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.

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Politicians and their N.R.A Funding

In the aftermath of the latest horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, we are reminded yet again of the empty thoughts and prayers of our politicians, every time tragedy strikes.

This New York Times report is four months old, but just as relevant today, if not moreso. These politicians are bound by their desire to continue receiving N.R.A funding. We need to vote them out of office, plain and simple. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, and encourage everyone you know to do so, as well. For the sake of our children, and our fellow Americans.

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Response to Florida's School Shooting and What to do Next

After yet another senseless shooting, we at Raising Voices are turning our anger and pain into action. Thoughts and prayers are not enough - they never were. The innocent lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were not the first, and sadly, will not be the last. It's time to force our legislators to act - we're failing our children and ourselves.

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LI Herald - "Local female leaders raise their voices in Rockville Centre"

RVC organization hosts panel discussion to look beyond the #MeToo movement

Kathleen Baxley, Rockville Centre’s deputy mayor, discussed how she has made a difference in the community during a “Beyond #MeToo” event hosted by Raising Voices at Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth on Jan. 31.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen told the dozens of women in the crowd not to underestimate themselves.

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