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Tonko Votes to Advance Historic Police Reform & Community Safety Legislation

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko voted last night to pass H.R. 1280: the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This life-saving legislation takes steps—including ending the use of all chokeholds—to put community safety and justice for all at the heart of policing culture in America. The bill takes unprecedented and needed steps to curb police brutality, end racial profiling, eliminate…

Tonko Joins One Thousand Capital Region Demonstrators for Women’s March in Washington, DC

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"The message of today’s march is about more than women, though. It is about the fight for progress and opportunity for all Americans. We need laws and policies that will help America’s working families by providing fairness in the workplace, guaranteeing equal pay for equal work, and respecting and defending our rights to access quality affordable healthcare and to govern our own bodies. We must take greater steps to end violence against women, strengthen paid family leave, ensure antidiscrimination protections, defend civil and workers’ rights, clean and protect our air and water, raise the minimum wage, and get big money out of politics." - Rep. Paul Tonko

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