Monthly Archives: October 2015

test press release

The New York City Council today unanimously passed legislation introduced by City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley to further ensure public school students are receiving the state-mandated physical education they are entitled to.

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Council members and P.E. 4 All Coalition commend City Council for passing P.E. Legislation

The New York City Council unanimously passed legislation introduced by City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley to further ensure public school students are receiving the state-mandated physical education they are entitled to. Click here for full press release.

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Senior Staff Attorney Mark Ladov in City Limits

Though School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings remain closed by the Department of Education for now, as EJ Senior Staff Attorney Mark Ladov explains we are still confident that “we will get a decision that will open SLTs to the public

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Pro Bono Success!

The Coffin Factory serves the literary community as a nexus between readers, writers and the book publishing industry. Andrew Lucano of Seyfarth Shaw LLP successfully helped the organization to incorporate and obtain tax-exempt status.

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EJ Team Minding Small Businesses

NYLPI, as part of the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition, completed a survey of NYC small business trash-handling this past summer. As reported in the New York Daily News, the findings underscore the serious disadvantages that NYC’s small businesses face. For more

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Pro Bono Success!

The Giard Foundation was founded in 2002 to preserve Robert Giard’s photographic legacy, both in protecting and preserving his works as well as encouraging other visual artists working in the areas of sexuality and gender identity. Marija Pecar and Jake

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Laura Redman has been named Co-Chair of the HRA LGBTQI Working Group

NYLPI Health Justice Director Laura Redman has been named the Co-Chair of the HRA LGBTQI Working Group. The Working Group focuses on promotion of access to health care and LGBTQI inclusive policies at HRA, specifically around transgender access to healthcare;

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NYLPI’s UndocuCare Saves Lives

It is estimated that up to 45% of New York’s 250,000 undocumented immigrants are eligible for Medicaid. However, without access to the proper legal assistance, most of these individuals face serious, and sometimes fatal, diseases alone without any support. As

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City Council Supports UndocuCare!

New York State offers Medicaid coverage to undocumented immigrants, but most individuals who are eligible are never aware of this fact. Now, as Capital New York reports, thanks to the generous support of the New York City Council, NYLPI’s UndocuCare

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Laura Redman has been named Co-Chair of the HRA Immigrant Access to Medicaid group

HJ Director Laura Redman has been named Co-Chair of the Medicaid division of the city-wide HRA Immigrant Rights Working Group. We hope this will be a powerful forum for continuing to advocate for systemic improvements to the Medicaid process benefiting

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News