Liz’s Community Bulletin for August is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.
Liz issued the following statement upon Gov. Cuomo’s signature of legislation she and Assembly Health Chair Richard Gottfried passed to increase screening, diagnosis, treatment, and awareness of maternal depression disorders (S.7234B):
“Many new parents and families aren’t aware of just how common maternal depression is, and too often cases go untreated with new mothers and families needlessly suffering,” said Senator Liz Krueger. “This bill will spur greater awareness, early detection, and treatment of maternal depression. Governor Cuomo has my deepest thanks for signing this important legislation today.”
Liz and Councilmember Laurie Cumbo Answer Hobby Lobby Decision with Rally for Passage of “Boss Bill” to Ban Workplace Discrimination Against Employees on Basis of Healthcare Decisionspublished by Andrew - July 16th, 2014
Senator Krueger, City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, and Public Advocate Letitia James were joined by a diverse group of advocates and fellow elected leaders on the steps of City Hall to ca
ll for passage of the “Boss Bill” (A.8769A / S.6578B), which would strengthen current workplace anti-discrimination laws in New York State, protecting employees’ rights to access reproductive healthcare and services free from employer retaliation. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Krueger and Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, was passed with bipartisan support in the Assembly during the final week of this year’s legislative session, but was not given a vote by the State Senate.
Liz joined Leonard Lopate to discuss the controversy over Airbnb in New York City, what’s legal, what’s not, and why. Audio available here: