Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GOOD NEWS: NY Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Domestic Violence Victims

Assemblywoman Paulin and Senator Johnson Usher in Legislation that will Protect Victims of Domestic Violence. Governor Signs Legislation Into Law.

Thank Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Senator Craig Johnson
for Protecting the Rights of Domestic Violence Victims

The National Organization for Women-New York State thanks NYS Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Senator Craig Johnson for their leadership in passing crucial legislation for victims of domestic violence. Legislation A.755-A/S.958-B has passed both the NYS Assembly and NYS Senate. The Governor has signed it into law. This law prohibits an employer or licensing agency, because of the actual or perceived status of an individual as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment an individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment CONTACT INFORMATON: Assembywoman Paulin's office: Email: District Office: P: 914-723-1115 Albany Office: P:518-455-5585 Senator Johnson's office: Email District Office: P: (516) 746-5923. Albany Office: P: (518) 455-2622

Posted by:
Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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