2020 Testimony

Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis and other members of the New York City Commission on Human Rights senior staff periodically testify before the City Council on issues involving the Commission and the NYC Human Rights Law.

January 22, 2020

The NYC Commission on Human Rights before the Committee on Civil and Human Rights

“The Commission is proud to enforce one of the broadest and most protective laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of one’s involvement in the criminal legal system, the Fair Chance Act, and we are excited to be here today to discuss Intro. 1314-A which would expand protections in meaningful and important ways for people currently employed or seeking employment and who have prior or current engagement with the criminal legal system. We think Intro. 1314-A is vital to continuing this important work and we strongly support the bill.”