YW BK LEADers in Albany
YW BK LEADers in Albany

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Our YW Brooklyn LEADers went to Albany to advocate for the Safe and Supportive Schools – NY bill. YWCA Brooklyn is part of a coalition dedicated to passing the bill, whose focus is to reform disciplinary practices in schools, and reduce school removals and suspensions for minor infractions. YWCA Brooklyn is dedicated to advocacy initiatives that prioritize educational equity and students of color are disproportionately impacted by punitive discipline policies.

During their visit they were able to meet with and continue conversations with members of the Assembly and Senate regarding the educational priorities affecting girls of color today.

Meeting with State Senator Velmanette Montgomery

Meeting with State Senator Velmanette Montgomery

Meeting with Assembly Member Catherine Nolan

Meeting with Assembly Member Catherine Nolan