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Jewish Congress Delegation Requests Fair Sabbath Law for New York

A delegation of 200 leaders of the American Jewish Congress presented today a six-point civil rights and civil liberties program to New York state administration officials and legislative leaders.

In their meetings, the delegation members urged a fair Sabbath bill to exempt from the law banning business on Sunday, persons who observe a day other than Sunday as their day of rest and a bill to remove employment restrictions on aliens.

Principal speakers at a luncheon following the talks with state officials were Mrs. Caroline K. Simon, Secretary of State, and Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz. More than 100 members of the legislature attended the luncheon at which the AJC delegations recommendations were analyzed.