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CAIR-NY: NYC Civil Rights Groups, Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference Ahead of NYPD Surveillance Reform Hearing

(NEW YORK, NY, 12/17/19) – On Wednesday, December 18, a coalition of community groups, civil rights organizations and elected officials will hold a press conference ahead of a hearing on the POST Act, an NYPD surveillance reform bill. 

The POST Act would require the NYPD to provide a privacy and use policy for every surveillance system it deploys in New York City. The press conference will take place on the New York City Hall steps at 1:00 PM, immediately before a Public Safety Committee hearing on the legislation.

WHAT: NYC Civil Rights Groups, Elected Officials Hold Press Conference Ahead of NYPD Surveillance Reform Hearing

WHEN: Wednesday, December 18, 1 PM

WHERE: City Hall Steps, New York, NY 10007

CONTACT: CAIR-New York Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed; ahmedmohamed@cair.com; 646-481-2103

The POST Act is co-sponsored by 30 of the 51 New York City Council members and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. The bill has also been endorsed by the City Council’s Progressive and Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucuses, the New York Times Editorial Board, and a coalition of 70 civil rights and community-based organizations.

SEE: POST Act Overview Website

www.aspny.org

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/opinion/nypd-post-act-surveillance.html 

Sign-on letter from 70 organizations supporting the POST Act

See Letter

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-New York Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed; ahmedmohamed@cair.com; 646-481-2103

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