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BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT!!

NEW YORK’S CLEAN BILL AMENDED!

Now mandates:

redacted birth certificates

court order releases

first parent searches

adoptive parent permission

Call Assemblymember David Weprin and State Senator Andrew Lanza TODAY, NO ON NEW YORK BILL S5964-2015!

Bastard Nation OPPOSES New York Bill S5964-2015, which contains amended language that violates both the rights and dignity of New York’s adult adoptees. Bill S5964-2015 creates a robust Disclosure Veto system administered by the adoption court system, would mandate confidential intermediary searches by the state, as well as require judges to consider the wishes of the adoptive parents of adult adoptees when deliberating granting access to requests for copies of original birth certificates by adult adoptees. The amended language is an affront to all adoptees.

Both New York sponsoring organizations have issued statements in opposition to the amended bill. So, we join them in urging you to call the primary sponsors of Bill S5964-2015 and its Assembly companion bill at their Albany offices,

Tell him, briefly and politely, that as an adult adoptee you OPPOSE the bill as amended, and urge him to pull it.

 

Contact Information

Assemblyman David Weprin

518-455-5806

weprind@assembly.state.ny.us

Senator Andrew Lanza

(518) 455-3215

lanza@senate.state.ny.us

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Subject Line: NO to S5964

Re: NO to S5964

Honorable Senator,

It has come to my attention that on June 14, 2015 the bill was amended. The bill no longer allows adults who were adopted as children access to their original birth certificate according to the same standard as all other citizens.

Although I appreciate the work of the author and all sponsors, I request that you withdraw your support S5964. The amended version violates adoptee due process rights in that it requires adopted persons to seek a court order, and to obtain the biological parents’ permission. These are unacceptable infringements upon a citizen’s right to access their own state-held documentation.

Thank you for your work to help adult adoptees be treated equally under the law. Unfortunately as amended is no longer the vehicle for that change.

Thank you for your time, your support of adult adoptee rights, and your service.

Respectfully,

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espailla@nysenate.gov, farley@nysenate.gov, felder@nysenate.gov, flanagan@nysenate.gov, funke@nysenate.gov, gallivan@nysenate.gov, gianaris@nysenate.gov, golden@nysenate.gov, griffo@nysenate.gov, hamilton@nysenate.gov,

hannon@nysenate.gov, hassellt@nysenate.gov, hoylman@nysenate.gov, kennedy@nysenate.gov, jdklein@nysenate.gov, lkrueger@nysenate.gov, larkin@nysenate.gov, latimer@nysenate.gov, lavalle@nysenate.gov, senator@senatorlibous.com, little@nysenate.gov, marcelli@nysenate.gov, marchione@nysenate.gov, martins@nysenate.gov, montgome@nysenate.gov,

murphy@nysenate.gov, nozzolio@nysenate.gov, omara@nysenate.gov, ortt@nysenate.gov, panepinto@nysenate.gov, parker@nysenate.gov, jperalta@nysenate.gov, perkins@nysenate.gov, ranz@nysenate.gov, ritchie@nysenate.gov, grivera@nysenate.gov, robach@nysenate.gov, sampson@nysenate.gov, sanders@nysenate.gov, savino@nysenate.gov,

serino@nysenate.gov, serrano@nysenate.gov, seward@nysenate.gov, skelos@nysenate.gov, squadron@nysenate.gov,

stavisky@nysenate.gov, scousins@nysenate.gov, valesky@nysenate.gov, venditto@nysenate.gov, cyoung@nysenate.gov

Call Sheet Contact Link:
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Any political organization seeking to enact true open records legislation should be very clear with both their constituents and the legislators they work with about what the essential provisions of the proposed bill are. Any modification or deletion of the essential provisions of a bill should be immediate cause to have the bill killed.

Any political organization seeking the assistance of Bastard Nation to pass open records legislation must hold unconditional access by adult adoptees to the original record of their birth as an essential provision that cannot be modified or deleted. Read our Mission Statement.

Bastard Nation will not assist any political organization to pass open records legislation unless their governing board or other leadership

passes a written resolution such as the following that commits the board to a strategy of no compromise on key provisions
informs its constituents of this commitment and this strategy
informs the sponsoring legislators of this commitment and this strategy.

WHEREAS we recognize that disclosure and contact vetoes, redactions, mandatory intermediaries and registry provisions are an affront to the dignity of adopted persons everywhere and a violation of their right to due process and equal treatment under the law,

WHEREAS there has been a demonstrable negative effect on the ability to pass unconditional open records in states that have passed veto legislation and/or any provisions that are less than unconditional access on demand by the adult adoptee,

WHEREAS our primary goal is to restore the right of adult adoptees everywhere to be treated as full citizens under the law,

WE HEREBY DECLARE that under no circumstances will we accept the addition of veto, redaction, intermediary, or registry provisions, or any conditional provisions to our legislation that would be less than unconditional access for adult adoptees to the original record of their birth. All legislative sponsors and members of this organization will be informed of our policy on this matter to ensure that the bill is pulled promptly in the event of such revisions.

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