New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
The NYCLU, the New York State affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, defends the rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
P: (212) 607-3300
New York State AFL-CIO
The New York State AFL-CIO helps working families achieve a better life.
50 Broadway, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10004
P: (212) 777-6040
NEW YORK (LOCAL) CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
Broome County Urban League
The mission of the Broome County Urban League is to enable African Americans, other minorities, and the poor to secure economic self-reliance, parity, and power and civil rights.
85 Walnut Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
P: (607) 723-7303
Buffalo Urban League
The mission of the Buffalo Urban League is to empower African Americans, other minorities and disadvantaged individuals to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
15 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
P: (716) 250-2400
National Organization for Women – NYC (NOW-NYC)
Since 1966 NOW-NYC has worked to advance the women and girls of New York City through public education, grassroots organizing, lobbying, action, and advocacy. NOW-NYC aims to end violence against women, advance women in the workplace, promote reproductive freedom, transform images of women in the media, and secure equality for LGBT people.
150 W. 28th Street, Suite 304
New York, NY
P: (212) 627-9895
New York Urban League (NYUL)
The NYUL’s mission is to create a city where African Americans and others are able to take advantage of its opportunities, are gainfully employed, well-educated and live in harmony.
204 W. 136th Street
New York, NY 10030
P: (212) 926-8000
NYCLU – Capital Region
(counties of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington)
The NYCLU’s Capital Region Chapter is a visible and articulate defender of civil liberties. Staff and board members appear frequently in the media, and in public forums to educate and promote the individual rights and fundamental freedoms upon which our nation is based.
41 State Street, Suite 612
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 436-8594
NYCLU – Central New York
(counties of Onondaga, Madison, Oneida, Seneca, Oswego, Cortland, and Cayuga)
The mission of the NYCLU’s Central New York Chapter is to preserve and protect First Amendment rights, the right to equal protection under the law, the right to due process, and the right to privacy. This chapter works also to extend rights to segments of the population that have traditionally been denied rights.
449 South Warren Street, Suite 430
Syracuse, NY 13202
P: (315) 471-2821
NYCLU – Genesee Valley
(counties of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates)
The NYCLU’s Genesee Valley Chapter is dedicated to safeguarding the liberties and rights of the people it serves through advocacy and litigation; legislative action; and public education. This chapter is involved in state and national issues, with a special focus on members of the greater Rochester area and nine county Genesee Valley region.
121 North Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, New York 14614
P: (585) 454-4334
NYCLU – Lower Hudson Valley
(counties of Westchester, Putnam, Duchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster)
The NYCLU’s Lower Hudson Valley Chapter has actively supported the constitutional rights of the people in the Lower Hudson Valley region for more than four decades through public education, advocacy and litigation.
297 Knollwood Road, Suite 217
White Plains, NY 10607
P: (914) 997-7479
NYCLU – Nassau County
The NYCLU’s Nassau Chapter is dedicated to safeguarding the liberties and rights of the people it serves through advocacy, litigation, legislative action and public education. This chapter is involved in state and national issues, with a special focus on members of the communities in Nassau County.
P: (516) 741-8520
NYCLU – Western Region
(counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara)
The NYCLU’s Western Region Chapter’s mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution and the New York State Constitution.
P: (716) 852-4033
Urban League of Long Island
The mission of the Urban League Movement is to empower African-Americans and other disenfranchised individuals to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
110 Terminal Drive
Plainview, NY 11803
P: (516) 900-1374
Urban League of Rochester
The mission of the Urban League of Rochester is to enable African-Americans, Latinos, the poor and other disadvantaged to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
265 North Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14605
P: (585) 325-6530
Urban League of Westchester County
The ULWC provides services in employment, education, youth development and community education. They offer employment service for workers 55 and older and a family resource center.
61 Mitchell Place
White Plains, NY 10601
GOVERNMENT (STATE LEVEL) ORGANIZATIONS
New York State Attorney General Civil Rights Bureau
The Civil Rights Bureau enforces laws protecting New Yorkers from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, source of income or disability. Using federal, state, and local laws, the Bureau investigates and prosecutes alleged patterns of unlawful discrimination in a variety of areas, including employment, housing, credit, education, and places of public accommodation. The Bureau also engages in community outreach activities to educate the public about civil rights issues.
Office of the Attorney General
Albany, NY 12224-0341
New York State Division of Human Rights
The New York State Division of Human Rights was created to enforce the Human Rights law. The mission of the agency is to ensure that “every individual . . . has an equal opportunity to participate fully in the economic, cultural and intellectual life of the State.”
One Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458
P: (888) 392-3644
GOVERNMENT (LOCAL) ORGANIZATIONS
City of Yonkers Human Rights Commission
The mission of YCHRC is to foster mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious, and ethnic groups in the community, and to recognize all forms of discrimination based on sex or age.
87 Nepperham Avenue, Room 35
Yonkers, NY 10701
P: (914) 377.6280
Human Rights Commission of Sullivan County
The Human Rights Commission was created to foster good relationships among communities and groups of people in Sullivan County.
Sullivan County Government Center
100 North Street, PO Box 5012
Monticello, NY 12701-5192
P: (845) 807-0189
New Rochelle Human Rights Commission
The New Rochelle Human Rights Commission was established to foster mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious and nationality groups in the region.
515 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
P: (914) 654-2159
New York City Commission on Human Rights
The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, and partnership status.
P: (718) 722-3131
Niagara Falls Human Rights Commission
The Niagara Falls Human Rights Commission was established to foster mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious and nationality groups in the region.
P: (716) 286-4344
Orange County Human Rights Commission
The Orange County Human Rights Commission was established to foster mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious and nationality groups in Orange County, and to conduct and recommend programs in education.
40 Matthews Street, Suite 301
Goshen, New York 10924
P: (845) 615-3680
Rockland County Commission on Human Rights
The Rockland County Commission on Human Rights was established to foster mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious and nationality groups in Rockland County.
50 Sanatorium Road, Building A, Sixth Floor
Pomona, New York 10970
P: (845) 364-3995
Suffolk County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC)
The SCHRC is a county agency that was created in 1963 to enforce the various laws against discrimination. The Commission accepts complaints regarding equal opportunity in employment, housing, places of public accommodation, credit, and volunteer firefighting.
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
P: (631) 853-5480
Nassau County Commission on Human Rights
The Nassau County Commission on Human Rights is committed to promoting harmony among the diverse populations of Nassau County, by developing and initiating programs, literature and projects which promote mutual respect through understanding and education.
240 Old Country Road, Suite 606
Mineola, NY 11501
P: (516) 571-3662
Schenectady Human Rights Commission
The Schenectady County Human Rights Commission was established in 1965 to foster mutual respect and enhance understanding among all racial, religious and ethnic groups in Schenectady County, and to assist individuals in securing their legal rights.
797 Broadway, Room 305
Schenectady, NY 12305
P: (518) 377-2982
Onondaga County / Syracuse Human Rights Commission
Syracuse & Onondaga County Human Rights Commission’s mission is to promote improved human relations, civic peace, intergroup understanding, and full acceptance of all persons in all aspects of community life.
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Suite 19 – Basement Level
421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
P: (315) 435-3565
Ulster County Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission exists to foster respect for the rights of all citizens and to explore opportunities for improving relations among all people of Ulster County.
244 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
P: (845) 340-3147