NY Adoptee Rights Rising! Ways to Help Right Away!
Feb 13, 2018 — Friends of “CLEAN” adoption reform,
We recently met with Senator Tony Avella, the prime sponsor of S5169-A / A6821-A, which will restore the equal right to unrestricted access to original birth certificates (OBCs) for all New York adoptees. We again thank Senator Avella and his staff!
WORKGROUP UPDATE AND NEW COALITION!
• Tim, our petition creator, has been added to Department of Health workgroup on adoptee rights! Soon, we will share a special email address so all may submit comments and suggestions!
• We are part of the recently formed New York Adoptee Rights Coalition (NYARC), a powerful coalition of state and national organizations working to restore the unrestricted right of adoptees to their OBCs in New York! Learn all about the coalition and you can also sign up to receive announcements!
Main page: http://nyadopteerights.org/
Sign up: https://nyadopteerights.org/join/?source=Petition
TWO MORE WAYS TO HELP ADVANCE “CLEAN” ADOPTION REFORM IN NEW YORK NOW!
1---ASK GOVERNOR CUOMO TO ADD SENATOR TONY AVELLA TO THE UPCOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADOPTEE RIGHTS WORKGROUP:
Contact Online: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form
SUGGESTED MESSAGE (GOVERNOR CUOMO):
As part of his veto of A5036-B, Governor Cuomo directed the Department of Health to develop a workgroup to make recommendations about adoptee access to original birth certificates. Senator Avella sponsors a strong, pending bill (S5169-A), which has gained multipartisan cosponsor support. I support that bill. The governor should allow Senator Avella a seat on the workgroup so that he can be heard on this issue. Thank you.
2---ASK SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO WORK WITH SENATOR TONY AVELLA TO ADVANCE S5169-A:
Call: 518-455-3215 or 718-984-4073
SUGGESTED MESSAGE (SENATOR LANZA):
I appreciate your support of bills that would achieve genuine adoption reform in which all New York adult adoptees will regain unrestricted access to original birth certificates. Thank you. However, I respectfully request that you work with Senator Tony Avella to advance S5169-A, a “clean” adoptee rights bill I support and the one that has steadily gained multipartisan cosponsorships in the Senate and Assembly. I am one of over 4,000 supporters of the Citizens Petition to Advance the “CLEAN” Adoption Reform Bill:
I hope to learn your position on this.
Thank you for your consideration.
Contact Tim with outreach updates or news you’d like to share!
Following Governor Cuomo’s veto of the bill we opposed, our movement continues to make adoptee rights history in the Empire State!
Stay tuned for next steps!
Tim, Doris and Jennifer
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