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New York City Commission on Human Rights Cracking Down on Harassment of Undocumented Immigrants

The new rules define discrimination on the basis of perceived or actual immigration status and national origin under the New York City Human Rights Law in public accommodations, employment and housing. Fines of up to $250,000 can be assessed for each act of willful discrimination, and damages are available to complainants. – Gregg W. Morris

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A Wrap Up of Sorts of the New York Latino Film Festival 2019 – Other Articles in the Works

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the nation’s premier and most diverse Latino film festival, and a touchstone of the nation’s thriving multicultural cinematic movement, featured more than 83 films representing 10 countries, spanning all genres including features, shorts, documentaries, web series and experimental films starring, about and for the U.S. Latino community.

As Bill Paxton’s Severen Said in NEAR DARK, ‘Yoo-hoo, Mayor de Blasio …’

NYC Bike Family Mass Die-in, Washington Square Park, July 9, 2019 by Transportation Alternatives. #NYCBikeFamily staged mass die-in to protest the killing of cyclists. Non-violent, peaceful memorial event. Drivers have killed 15 people on bikes this year — more than double the number killed this time last year.

#NYCBikeFamily: “We de­serve safe pa­ssage. We deserve the pure joy of riding a bike. We will not stop rid­ing and we will not ac­cept this injus­tice.

Making sure that “May­or Bill de Blasio knows that the NYC Bike Family will not stand for the threat on our lives. Vision Zero is in a state of emergency, and the only way to stop the killings is to break New York City’s car culture.

Civil Rights and Immigration Rights Organizations Recently Met in a Strategizing Session for an Anticipated Malicious Undercounting of People of Color Regarding the 2020 Census

Key representatives of civil rights and voting rights organizations participated recent in a national roundtable strategizing session to address the predicted malicious major undercounting of people of color in the 2020 U.S. Census. The organizations: Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the Urban Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) and the New York Immigration Coalition.

Civil Rights Advocates: Importance of All Communities Getting Counted in 2020 Census

“We can’t allow the decennial census to become weaponized and politicized by the Trump administration. Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on whether to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, our coalition will continue to work to ensure that all communities get counted,” said, Beth Lynk, Census Counts campaign director at The Leadership Conference Education Fund. “If there is an undercount, vital public services, schools, hospitals, and highways will not be properly funded and communities that already face systemic barriers to success will suffer.”