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THREAD: In 2018, NYers showed up and voted for Democrats to take control of the @NYSenate for the first time in a decade.

@AndreaSCousins became the first woman to lead a legislative chamber and the first black woman to lead the Senate.

Here's what we were able to accomplish:
@NYSenate @AndreaSCousins After many years of advocacy, we passed the #ChildVictimsAct, granting survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to seek justice against their abusers and the institutions that harbored them. nytimes.com/2019/01/28/nyr…
We passed sweeping new reforms to expand and protect the right to vote: motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
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Today, AVP staff and members stand alongside tireless TGNC advocates from all over the state to see the passage of GENDA – the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, which is 17 years in the making – and a ban on conversion therapy!
The last time New York State passed LGBTQ specific legislation was *marriage equality in 2011*. Since then, the Senate Independent Democratic Caucus blocked most progressive legislation. But 2018 gave us the blue wave, and new opportunities to move legislation 🌈
Some background: In 2002 NYS passed SONDA, the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act, but TGNC people were cut out as a last minute compromise. At the time, TGNC folks were told to wait their turn, and that began the fight for GENDA.
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It’s official. The New York State Senate just passed early voting!

This is just the start. #LetNYVote
Another vote for progress: the Senate has voted to advance a constitutional amendment allowing for same-day registration.
The Senate has voted to advance no-excuse absentee voting!
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