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March 12, 2019
NY offers debt relief to those affected by government shutdown

New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Feb. 4 that her office will offer a debt-relief program for workers and families who were affected by the federal government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22 and ended on Jan. 25.

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February 12, 2019
NY bishops decry new abortion law

The New York State Legislature enacted the Reproductive Health Act on Jan. 22, the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

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By Jennifer Burke/EMC
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February 12, 2019
Rochester coalition raises awareness of human trafficking
Rochester coalition raises awareness of human trafficking

In recognition of January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking hosted a Jan. 28 fundraiser at Nox Lounge at Village Gate. 

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February 12, 2019
New York enacts bill supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse
New York enacts bill supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse

The Child Victims Act — legislation first proposed in the New York state Legislature more than a decade ago to make it easier for victims of childhood sexual abuse to file complaints — finally passed Jan. 28, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo expected to sign the bill. The act passed overwhelmingly — 63-0 in the Senate and 130-3 in the Assembly.

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By Mike Latona/EMC
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February 12, 2019
Rochester launches sustainable homes campaign
Rochester launches sustainable homes campaign

Sustainable Homes Rochester, a campaign designed to encourage residents to install clean heating and cooling technologies and improve home energy efficiency, kicked off a series of five informational meetings Jan. 14.

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January 18, 2019
Catholic bishops respond to New York’s proposed abortion policy
Catholic bishops respond to New York’s proposed abortion policy

The following statement was released Jan. 17 by New York state’s Catholic bishops regarding the state’s proposed abortion policy, the Reproductive Health Act.

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January 15, 2019
Newspaper discontinues specialty section

In the fall of 2015, El Mensajero Católico was approached by representatives of La Cumbre and the Rochester Hispanic Business Association (later joined by the Ibero-American Action League and Latino Rotary), who asked the paper to partner with them in focusing community discussion on the challenges of — and successes in — economic development within the Hispanic community.

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December 11, 2018
Worker Justice Center of New York hires new executive director

The Worker Justice Center of New York (WJCNY) has hired a new executive director to replace its longtime director, who is retiring.

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November 29, 2018
Angelica Perez-Delgado named Ibero-American Action League’s new CEO
Angelica Perez-Delgado named Ibero-American Action League’s new CEO

Angelica Perez-Delgado has been named new president and CEO of Rochester’s Ibero-American Action League.

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By Mike Latona/EMC
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November 14, 2018
Local leaders urge income equality for Latinas
Local leaders urge income equality for Latinas

Latina women need to “rise up” and demand income equality, as their average salary ranks the lowest compared to other ethnicities and races, say local Latina leaders.

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By Annette Jiménez
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