Martin Dilan (I)D
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In 2010, Senator Dilan supported important legislation for workers throughout New York. The Wage Theft Protection Act initiated greater protections for New York workers from employers who misclassify, underpay and ignore other labor laws for their own gain. This practice of exploitation has rippling effects throughout our economy and our society.
In 2010 Marriage Equality was enacted in New York State. Senator Dilan believed this issue to be a matter of civil justice and equality. He supported this measure with the American ideal that all men are created equal. And believed firmly that without marriage equality, a segment of our state's population would be discriminated against. Senator Dilan was proud to stand with other progressive leaders in the state and stand up for what is right.
Leading up to, and following the 2010 census, Senator Dilan served as a member of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment. Every ten years, "LATFOR" is tasked with redrawing the state's legislative district lines. For nearly two years he traveled throughout the state listening to stakeholders and experts. At every opportunity, he fought against the outcome of lines drawn to benefit one political party; Lines that would break up communities of interest including minority communities and urban areas; And participated in court cases in the highest court in New York and in federal court in attempt to protect the ideal of one person, one vote.