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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 consents

Call Assemblymember David Weprin and State Senator Andrew Lanza TODAY, NO ON NEW YORK BILL A2901A-2015!

Bastard Nation OPPOSES New York Bill A2901A-2015, which contains amended language that violates both the rights and dignity of New York’s adult adoptees. Bill A2901A-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 A2901A-2015 and its Senate 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    weprind@assembly.state.ny.us

Senator Andrew Lanz    lanza@senate.state.ny.us

Please, call or write the Sponsor and ask them to drop their support of A2901A-2015 and its Senate companion bill.

Easy cut-n-paste

Subject: A2901A Adoptee Access

RE: A2901A Adoptee Access, Please no longer Sponsor.

Honorable Assembly Member and Sponsor of A2901A,

It has came to my attention that on June 14, 2015; A2901A was amended. The bill no longer allows adults, adopted as children, access to their original birth certificate according to the same standard as the non-adopted.

Although I appreciate the Author and all Sponsors, I must strongly urge that you no longer support A2901A. It is, as amended, a violation of adoptee due process rights in that it requires us to seek a court order and the biological parent’s permission in order to have access to our OWN state held documentation.

One day adult adoptees will be treated with dignity, respect, and our civil rights will be acknowledged. However, A2901A is no longer the vehicle for that to occur.

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

Respectfully,
Your Name

Cut-n-Paste Emails (Please, place in the BCC address line. Thank you.)

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Call Sheet

David I. Weprin — District 24
LOB 602
Albany, NY 12248

weprind@assembly.state.ny.us

Peter J. Abbate, Jr. — District 49
LOB 839
Albany, NY 12248

abbatep@assembly.state.ny.us

Thomas J. Abinanti — District 92
LOB 744
Albany, NY 12248

abinantit@assembly.state.ny.us

Carmen E. Arroyo — District 84
LOB 734
Albany, NY 12248

ArroyoC@assembly.state.ny.us

Jeffrion L. Aubry — District 35
LOB 646
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-4565
AubryJ@assembly.state.ny.us

William A. Barclay — District 120
LOB 521
Albany, NY 12248

BarclaW@assembly.state.ny.us

Didi Barrett — District 106
LOB 553
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5418
BarrettD@assembly.state.ny.us

Charles Barron — District 60
LOB Room 532
Albany, NY 12248

barronc@assembly.state.ny.us

Michael Benedetto — District 82
LOB 842
Albany, NY 12248

benedettom@assembly.state.ny.us

Rodneyse Bichotte — District 42
LOB 833
Albany, NY 12248

bichotter@assembly.state.ny.us

Michael Blake — District 79
Room 919 LOB
Albany, NY 12248

BlakeM@assembly.state.ny.us

Ken Blankenbush — District 117
LOB 322
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5289
blankenbushk@assembly.state.ny.us

Joseph Borelli — District 62
LOB 428
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-4501
BorelliJ@assembly.state.ny.us

Karl Brabenec — District 98
LOB Room 523
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5929
brabeneck@assembly.state.ny.us

Edward C. Braunstein — District 26
LOB 557
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-4648
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us

James F. Brennan — District 44
LOB 422
Albany, NY 12248

BrennanJ@assembly.state.ny.us

Anthony Brindisi — District 119
LOB 538
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5928
brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us

Harry B. Bronson — District 138
LOB 502
Albany, NY 12248

bronsonh@assembly.state.ny.us

Alec Brook-Krasny — District 46
LOB 639
Albany, NY 12248

BrookKrasnyA@assembly.state.ny.us

David Buchwald — District 93
LOB 331
Albany, NY 12248

BuchwaldD@assembly.state.ny.us

Marc W. Butler — District 118
LOB 525
Albany, NY 12248

ButlerM@assembly.state.ny.us

Kevin A. Cahill — District 103
LOB 716
Albany, NY 12248

CahillK@assembly.state.ny.us

John D. Ceretto — District 145
LOB 320
Albany, NY 12248

cerettoj@assembly.state.ny.us

Barbara M. Clark — District 33
LOB 547
Albany, NY 12248

ClarkB@assembly.state.ny.us

William Colton — District 47
LOB 733
Albany, NY 12248

ColtonW@assembly.state.ny.us

Vivian E. Cook — District 32
LOB 939
Albany, NY 12248

CookV@assembly.state.ny.us

Jane L. Corwin — District 144
LOB 446
Albany, NY 12248

CorwinJ@assembly.state.ny.us

Marcos A. Crespo — District 85
LOB 454
Albany, NY 12248

CrespoM@assembly.state.ny.us

Clifford W. Crouch — District 122
LOB 450
Albany, NY 12248

CrouchC@assembly.state.ny.us

Brian Curran — District 21
LOB 318
Albany, NY 12248

curranb@assembly.state.ny.us

Michael Cusick — District 63
LOB 724
Albany, NY 12248

CusickM@assembly.state.ny.us

Steven Cymbrowitz — District 45
LOB 824
Albany, NY 12248

CymbroS@assembly.state.ny.us

Maritza Davila — District 53
LOB 631
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5789
DavilaM@assembly.state.ny.us

Michael G. DenDekker — District 34
LOB 841
Albany, NY 12248

DenDekkerM@assembly.state.ny.us

Erik M. Dilan — District 54
LOB 921
Albany, NY 12248

DilanE@assembly.state.ny.us

Jeffrey Dinowitz — District 81
LOB 941
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-4437
DinowiJ@assembly.state.ny.us

David DiPietro — District 147
LOB 543
Albany, NY 12248

DiPietroD@assembly.state.ny.us

Janet L. Duprey — District 115
LOB 635
Albany, NY 12248

DupreyJ@assembly.state.ny.us

Steve Englebright — District 4
LOB 621
Albany, NY 12248

EngleS@assembly.state.ny.us

Patricia Fahy — District 109
LOB 452
Albany, NY 12248

FahyP@assembly.state.ny.us

Herman D. Farrell, Jr. — District 71
LOB 923
Albany, NY 12248

FarrelH@assembly.state.ny.us

Gary D. Finch — District 126
LOB 448
Albany, NY 12248

FinchG@assembly.state.ny.us

Michael J. Fitzpatrick — District 8
LOB 458
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-4394
FitzpatrickM@assembly.state.ny.us

Christopher S. Friend — District 124
LOB 938
Albany, NY 12248

friendc@assembly.state.ny.us

Sandy Galef — District 95
LOB 641
Albany, NY 12248

GalefS@assembly.state.ny.us

David F. Gantt — District 137
LOB 830
Albany, NY 12248

GanttD@assembly.state.ny.us

Andrew R. Garbarino — District 7
LOB 529
Albany, NY 12248

GarbarinoA@assembly.state.ny.us

Joseph M. Giglio — District 148
LOB 439
Albany, NY 12248

GiglioJ@assembly.state.ny.us

Mark Gjonaj — District 80
LOB 633
Albany, NY 12248

GjonajM@assembly.state.ny.us

Deborah J. Glick — District 66
LOB 717
Albany, NY 12248

GlickD@assembly.state.ny.us

Phillip Goldfeder — District 23
LOB 542
Albany, NY 12248

GoldfederP@assembly.state.ny.us

Andy Goodell — District 150
LOB 545
Albany, NY 12248

goodella@assembly.state.ny.us

Richard N. Gottfried — District 75
LOB 822
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5939
GottfriedR@assembly.state.ny.us

Al Graf — District 5
LOB 433
Albany, NY 12248

grafa@assembly.state.ny.us

Aileen M. Gunther — District 100
LOB 826
Albany, NY 12248

GuntheA@assembly.state.ny.us

Stephen Hawley — District 139
Room 329 LOB
Albany, NY 12248

HawleyS@assembly.state.ny.us

Carl E. Heastie — District 83
LOB 932
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-4812
Speaker@assembly.state.ny.us

Andrew Hevesi — District 28
LOB 844
Albany, NY 12248

HevesiA@assembly.state.ny.us

Dov Hikind — District 48
LOB 551
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5948
HikindD@assembly.state.ny.us

Earlene Hooper — District 18
LOB 739
Albany, NY 12248

No email listed

Ellen Jaffee — District 97
LOB 650
Albany, NY 12248

JaffeeE@assembly.state.ny.us

Kimberly Jean-Pierre — District 11
LOB 530
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-3976
jeanpierrek@assembly.state.ny.us

Mark Johns — District 135
LOB 549
Albany, NY 12248

johnsm@assembly.state.ny.us

Latoya Joyner — District 77
LOB 427
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5461
joynerl@assembly.state.ny.us

Todd Kaminsky — District 20
LOB 827
Albany, NY 12248

kaminskyt@assembly.state.ny.us

Steve Katz — District 94
LOB 718
Albany, NY 12248

katzs@assembly.state.ny.us

Brian Kavanagh — District 74
419 LOB
Albany, NY 12248

KavanaghB@assembly.state.ny.us

Michael P. Kearns — District 142
431 LOB
Albany, NY 12248

kearnsm@assembly.state.ny.us

Ron Kim — District 40
LOB 429
Albany, NY 12248

KimR@assembly.state.ny.us

Brian M. Kolb — District 131
LOB 933
Albany, NY 12248

KolbB@assembly.state.ny.us

Kieran Michael Lalor — District 105
LOB 531
Albany, NY 12248

LalorK@assembly.state.ny.us

Charles D. Lavine — District 13
LOB 441
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5467
LavineC@assembly.state.ny.us

Peter Lawrence — District 134
LOB Room 722
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-3093
lawrencep@assembly.state.ny.us

Joseph R. Lentol — District 50
LOB 632
Albany, NY 12248

LentolJ@assembly.state.ny.us

Barbara Lifton — District 125
LOB 555
Albany, NY 12248

LiftonB@assembly.state.ny.us

Guillermo Linares — District 72
LOB Room 534
Albany, NY 12248

linaresg@assembly.state.ny.us

Peter D. Lopez — District 102
LOB 402
Albany, NY 12248

LopezP@assembly.state.ny.us

Donna A. Lupardo — District 123
LOB 626
Albany, NY 12248

LupardoD@assembly.state.ny.us

Chad A. Lupinacci — District 10
LOB 937
Albany, NY 12248

LupinacciC@assembly.state.ny.us

William Magee — District 121
LOB 828
Albany, NY 12248

MageeW@assembly.state.ny.us

William B. Magnarelli — District 129
LOB 837
Albany, NY 12248

MagnarW@assembly.state.ny.us

Nicole Malliotakis — District 64
LOB 725
Albany, NY 12248

malliotakisn@assembly.state.ny.us

Margaret M. Markey — District 30
LOB 712
Albany, NY 12248

MarkeyM@assembly.state.ny.us

Shelley Mayer — District 90
LOB 327
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:455-5499
MayerS@assembly.state.ny.us

John T. McDonald, III — District 108
LOB 417
Albany, NY 12248

McDonaldJ@assembly.state.ny.us

David G. McDonough — District 14
LOB 443
Albany, NY 12248

mcdonoughd@assembly.state.ny.us

Tom McKevitt — District 17
LOB 546
Albany, NY 12248

MckeviT@assembly.state.ny.us

Steven F. McLaughlin — District 107
LOB 533
Albany, NY 12248

mclaughlins@assembly.state.ny.us

Michael Miller — District 38
LOB 542
Albany, NY 12248

MillerMG@assembly.state.ny.us

Michael Montesano — District 15
LOB 437
Albany, NY 12248

MontesanoM@assembly.state.ny.us

Joseph D. Morelle — District 136
LOB 926
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5647
morellej@assembly.state.ny.us

Walter T. Mosley — District 57
LOB 528
Albany, NY 12248

MosleyW@assembly.state.ny.us

Francisco P. Moya — District 39
LOB 727
Albany, NY 12248

moyaf@assembly.state.ny.us

Dean Murray — District 3
LOB Room 430
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5908
murrayd@assembly.state.ny.us

Bill Nojay — District 133
LOB 527
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5918
NojayW@assembly.state.ny.us

Catherine Nolan — District 37
LOB 836
Albany, NY 12248

NolanC@assembly.state.ny.us

Daniel J. O’Donnell — District 69
LOB 526
Albany, NY 12248

OdonnellD@assembly.state.ny.us

Bob Oaks — District 130
Capitol 444
Albany, NY 12248

OaksR@assembly.state.ny.us

Félix W. Ortiz — District 51
LOB 731
Albany, NY 12248

OrtizF@assembly.state.ny.us

Steven Otis — District 91
LOB 325
Albany, NY 12248

OtisS@assembly.state.ny.us

Philip A. Palmesano — District 132
LOB 723
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-4644
palmesanop@assembly.state.ny.us

Anthony H. Palumbo — District 2
LOB 719
Albany, NY 12248

palumboa@assembly.state.ny.us

Amy Paulin — District 88
LOB 713
Albany, NY 12248

PaulinA@assembly.state.ny.us

Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes — District 141
LOB 625
Albany, NY 12248

PeopleC@assembly.state.ny.us

N. Nick Perry — District 58
LOB 736
Albany, NY 12248

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Roxanne Persaud — District 59
Room 324 LOB
Albany, NY 12248

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Victor M. Pichardo — District 86
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Albany, NY 12248

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Albany, NY 12248

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Dan Quart — District 73
LOB 741
Albany , NY 12248

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Edward P. Ra — District 19
LOB 544
Albany, NY 12248

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Andrew P. Raia — District 12
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Albany, NY 12248

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Phil Ramos — District 6
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Albany, NY 12248

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Diana C. Richardson — District 43
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Albany, NY 12248

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Capitol 510
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LOB 424
Albany, NY 12248

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Albany, NY 12248

Rrodriguez@assembly.state.ny.us

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Albany, NY 12248

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LOB 820
Albany, NY 12248

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Albany, NY 12248

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Albany, NY 12248

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Albany, NY 12248

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Albany, NY 12248

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Albany, NY 12248

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LOB 847
Albany, NY 12248

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Albany, NY 12248

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LOB 432
Albany, NY 12248

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LOB 704
Albany, NY 12248

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Michael Simanowitz — District 27
LOB 742
Albany, NY 12248

simanowitzm@assembly.state.ny.us

Jo Anne Simon — District 52
LOB 326
Albany, NY 12248

simonj@assembly.state.ny.us

Aravella Simotas — District 36
LOB 652
Albany, NY 12248

simotasa@assembly.state.ny.us

Frank Skartados — District 104
LOB 435
Albany, NY 12248

Fax:518-455-5593
SkartadosF@assembly.state.ny.us

James Skoufis — District 99
LOB 821
Albany, NY 12248

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Michaelle C. Solages — District 22
LOB 619
Albany, NY 12248

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SolagesM@assembly.state.ny.us

Dan Stec — District 114
LOB 940
Albany, NY 12248

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Phil Steck — District 110
LOB 819
Albany, NY 12248

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Al Stirpe — District 127
LOB 656
Albany, NY 12248

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ames Tedisco — District 112
LOB 404
Albany, NY 12248

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Claudia Tenney — District 101
LOB 426
Albany, NY 12248

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LOB 746
Albany, NY 12248

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Matthew Titone — District 61
LOB 643
Albany, NY 12248

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Michele R. Titus — District 31
LOB 522
Albany, NY 12248

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Latrice Walker — District 55
LOB Room 628
Albany, NY 12248

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Raymond Walter — District 146
550 LOB
Albany, NY 12248

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walterr@assembly.state.ny.us

Helene E. Weinstein — District 41
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Albany, NY 12248

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Carrie Woerner — District 113
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Keith L.T. Wright — District 70
LOB 943
Albany, NY 12248

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Kenneth Zebrowski — District 96
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Albany, NY 12248

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new! Bastard Nation Analysis and Endorsement of the Adoptee Citizenship Act 2015

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Proud Bastard Nation Partner: CalOpen

Proud Bastard Nation Partner: CalOpen

Proud Bastard Nation Partner: Indiana Open Access

Proud Bastard Nation Partner: Indiana Open Access

Proud Bastard Nation Partner: Michigan Open Access

Proud Bastard Nation Partner:  Michigan Open Access

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Proud Bastard Nation Partner: Equal Access Oklahoma

Proud Bastard Nation Partner: Equal Access Oklahoma

Proud Bastard Nation Partner: Open Adoption Records in Quebec

Proud Bastard Nation Partner: Open Adoption Records in Quebec

SAMPLE STATE ORGANIZATION RESOLUTION AGAINST VETOES AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS

SAMPLE STATE ORGANIZATION RESOLUTION AGAINST VETOES AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS

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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