Yearly Archives: 2015

The Market Value of Trash

EJ Organizer Justin Wood explained to Brooklyn Ink how it is market value disparities amongst recycled goods drive the huge amount of waste that occupies NYC’s landfills.

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Posted in Campaign, Environmental Justice, Recent News

The TDT Realities

NYLPI and its Transform Don’t Trash NYC (TDT) partners continue to fight for justice surrounding waste transfer facilities positioned predominantly in low-income neighborhoods of color. This week, Bedford+Bowery profiled what it’s like to live near one of these stations.

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Posted in Campaign, Environmental Justice, Recent News

Pro Bono Success!

Last week, NYLPI co-sponsored a client workshop with The Foundation Center, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee and Human Services Council on lobbying and advocacy for nonprofits. The informative and impactful class was taught by Kevin Roe and John Bennett of Simpson, Thacher

Posted in Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Shoutouts, Recent News

Pro Bono Success!

Last week, NYLPI co-sponsored a client workshop with The Foundation Center, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee and Human Services Council on lobbying and advocacy for nonprofits. The informative and impactful class was taught by Kevin Roe and John Bennett of Simpson, Thacher

Posted in Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Shoutouts, Recent News

Pro Bono Success!

Last month, NYLPI co-hosted a workshop with The Foundation Center on fiscal sponsorship, a pathway to starting a nonprofit. David Lowden of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP taught this important workshop, and Nikki Carpenter of FJC’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program

Posted in Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Shoutouts, Recent News

Advocacy and Lobbying for Nonprofits Workshop

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 9:30am – 11:00 a.m. Join us for a seminar that will help you to learn about what is and what is not considered lobbying, how much lobbying a public charity can do, and what your organization

Posted in Event, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Recent News

NYLPI Honors Community Leaders at Fishman Awards

Last week, NYLPI was proud to honor Jennifer Parish, Director of the Mental Health Project at the Urban Justice Center, and Drs. George Coritsidis and Ellena Linden, medical practitioners dedicated to serving New York City’s immigrant communities, at our 13th

Posted in Event, Features, Recent News

2005 NYLPI Report Mentioned in Huffington Post

Speaking out against the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, author Leah Harris mentions a 2005 NYLPI report which addressed the fact that “Assisted Outpatient Treatment” – instead of being therapeutic – often violates civil liberties.

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Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Recent News

Read NYLPI’s Comments on Section 1557 of the ACA

NYLPI submitted comments on HHS’s proposed regulations implementing Section 1557, the ACA anti-discrimination provision, including protections against sex and gender identity discrimination, improving language access assistance, and adding protections for individuals with disabilities.

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Recent News

SEANYC Testimony

On October 27th, 2015 New York Council Members introduced three sexual health education oversight bills. Int. 952, Int. 957 and Int. 711 serve to improve reporting and evaluation of sexual health education for New York City public schools. NYLPI provided

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Recent News