Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, prominent national civil rights attorneys who founded the Innocence Project, today will announce their personal support for Cy Vance, Democratic candidate for Manhattan District Attorney.
Manhattan District Attorney candidate Cy Vance today called for new policies to help combat the threat of terrorism. Vance’s comprehensive plan will ensure that the DA's Office remains at the forefront of national anti-terrorism efforts.
“The disorganization and lack of oversight which forced the Board to remove Gerson from the ballot is a continuation of the poor job he has done in the City Council for the past eight years,” Margaret said. “His disqualification is further proof that we need an active representative with deep roots in the community and a legacy of going the extra mile to get results on issues vital to our families.”
“Today is a great victory for all New York City tenants. The Tenant Protection Act was signed into law because we wanted to give families the power to confront a landlord that was engaging in a pattern of behavior designed to get them out of their homes,” said Speaker Christine C. Quinn.
Every week at the Quinn 2009 Campaign Headquarters, we will be calling
women to urge them to support Chris. Each Wednesday there will be a
special guest appearance by some of New York City's leading women, who
will join us for a discussion about women and New York City politics
and strategies for effective change.
Pete Gleason, a civil rights attorney running for City Council in the 1st Council District, applauded the Board of Elections’ removal of Alan J. Gerson from the ballot in this September’s Democratic Primary.
NEW YORK-Richard Aborn, candidate for Manhattan DA and a member of the NYS Bar Task Force on Wrongful Convictions, today rolled out an extensive policy platform to reduce wrongful convictions and ensure greater transparency in the criminal justice system.
In a few short months, New Yorkers will decide whether to grant Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg a third term or give another candidate a chance to prove his mettle. The Mayor declined a recent invitation from our coalition to discuss his position on historic preservation and neighborhood planning issues. Where do the other 2009 Mayoral Candidates stand? Ask them...over coffee and danish!