Common Cause/NY 2020 Priorities
It is unquestionable that the 2019-2020 legislative session was one for the history books. New York passed progressive legislation that expanded voting rights, strengthened environmental laws, increased tenant protections, and made substantive progress on criminal justice reform.
In many ways, the myriad accomplishments did the hard work of righting the ship after decades of inaction in Albany. As we look ahead, now that New York’s laws and values are finally starting to converge, it’s time to lead the nation and not merely play catch-up.