Monthly Report – June 2022

Women’s Right to Safe Reproductive Health Care – This month, the legislative minority brought forth a resolution supporting safe reproductive health care for women in response to the leaked Supreme Court decision that would reverse the long-standing precedent established by the Roe v. Wade decision. However, the resolution failed in the Rules Committee after being blocked by the committee’s Republican and Conservative legislators, including Chairwoman Kelly Hoffman, and it never made it to the floor of the legislature for a vote.

Common Sense Gun Reform – The legislature minority also brought forth a resolution urging both state and federal representatives to adopt various methods of common-sense gun reform, including increased background checks, lengthened waiting periods, and a permanent ban on assault weapons. This resolution was submitted in response to the many mass shootings seen across the United States during the 21st century, including the more recent ones in Buffalo and Uvalde. However, this resolution also failed to make it to the floor, as it was tabled by the Republican and Conservative legislators on the Rules Committee who proposed a bipartisan edit to the resolution. After a week, no motion has been made on this front as of yet.

Pride Month – The legislature unanimously passed a resolution declaring the month of June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Rensselaer County. The resolution was introduced by the entire legislative minority and co-sponsored by only three of the thirteen Republican legislators.

NEXT MEETINGTuesday, July 12, 2022 in the Rensselaer County Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy.

PUBLIC FORUM – Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

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