The facts about the policy of separating families at the border

The president and top administration officials say U.S. laws or court rulings are forcing them to separate families that are caught trying to cross the southern border.

These claims are false. Immigrant families are being separated primarily because the Trump administration in April began to prosecute as many border-crossing offenses as possible. This “zero-tolerance policy” applies to all adults, regardless of whether they cross alone or with their children.

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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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