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Dec. 22, 2015: Sen. Squadron, NY Renews, Erik Kriss, Soffiyah Elijah


Sen. Daniel Squadron (D – Manhattan, Brooklyn) explains Senate Democrats’ plan to bring jobs and economic growth to upstate New York; they argue the region has been left behind.

On the heels of the Paris climate talks, the NY Renews Campaign is pushing the state to lead on climate change. Two members of the campaign in Buffalo will join us: Aaron Bartley, the executive director of PUSH Buffalo, and Franchelle Hart, the executive director of Open Buffalo.

Erik Kriss, AARP’s NYS Associate State Director of Communications, discusses a growing call for family leave insurance.

Gov. Cuomo is moving to pardon thousands of New Yorkers convicted as teens of nonviolent crimes. Soffiyah Elijah, the executive director of The Correctional Association of New York, will discuss the governor’s move and the continued advocacy to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.

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