ACT NOW: End of Session Priorities

The 2019 New York State legislative session is soon drawing to a close with the last day on Wednesday, June 19th. However, there are still outstanding bills that need our support. See the instructions below and help these critical pieces of legislation cross the...

June is Pride Month: LGBTQ+ Facts and Resources

Happy Pride month from Families Together in New York State and YOUTH POWER!. In honor of pride month, we’re answering questions submitted by youth, parents and allies from our network. Thank you to everyone who sent us questions. If you want to follow up Zack and...

Another year, another attempt to raise the age

NYS – “Nobody is [an adult] at 13, nobody is at 16 and nobody is at 17,” Interfaith Impact executive director Robb Smith added. “We know so much more about human developmental psychology in the last hundred years to be doing this in New York state. Don’t mess up our...

‘Raise the Age’ advocates are back

NYS – “Under the proposal, which hasn’t gotten through the Republican-controlled Senate, those charged with non-violent crimes would go to family rather than criminal court. And while juveniles are no longer sent to adult units in the state prison system, they can...