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Resolution in Support of Equal Rights Amendment

WHEREAS, the mission of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats (IND) includes “bring[ing] the people of the 52nd Assembly District into active participation in the political process; engag[ing] with neighborhood organizations and groups to foster a greater civic and political voice for our community, translat[ing] civic activity into positive political activity, encourag[ing] enrollment in the Democratic Party, and elect[ing] Democratic candidates responsive to the needs of the community;” and

WHEREAS, the General Membership of IND was moved by the presentation by Chanel Porchia-Albert at its March 2024 Meeting; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Porcia-Albert outlined various ways that maternal health care in Brooklyn is lacking and proposed legislation to help solve such issues; and

WHEREAS, the New York Equal Rights Amendment would explicitly prohibit discrimination based on a person’s ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, and reproductive health care choices within the New York State Constitution. Now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Independent Neighborhood Democrats endorse the New York Equal Rights Amendment and call on its members to both vote for it and advocate for other New Yorkers to do the same.

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