Committee Reports

Letter to Mayor de Blasio outlining recommendations on issues concerning the protection of the civil rights and civil liberties of New Yorkers


The Civil Rights Committee sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio suggesting the administration address a number of key issues that affect the civil rights of New Yorkers, including: 1) continuing to reform law enforcement practices that have unfairly burdened minority communities, including stop-and-frisk, the surveillance of Muslim communities, and the criminalization of school discipline; 2) addressing problems in the recent legislation regarding discrimination on the basis of unemployment status; 3) supporting and protecting immigrant communities by working with the City Council to protect New Yorkers from deportation; and 4) improving language access services in New York City.