Monthly Archives: June 2017

HJ Director participates in national webinar on improving access to healthcare in immigration detention

On June 27, 2017, Laura Redman, HJ Director, joined Human Rights Watch and CIVIC in a national webinar Fighting for Dignity: Advocacy Tools for Improving Medical Care for Immigrants in Detention.  Laura discussed how NYLPI’s work and recent report documented

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Holds Private Sanitation Industry Accountable for Unsustainable Practices

According to a new analysis by NYLPI and Transform Don’t Trash NYC, the private sanitation industry in NYC has not improved its recycling performance despite new city rules clarifying which materials must be sorted for recycling at commercial businesses. NYLPI

Posted in Environmental Justice, Press Release, Recent News

NYLPI releases report on the state of physical education in New York City’s public schools.

The report analyzes data released by the NYC Department of Education and reveals disparities and recommends strategies for improving the rates of PE instruction across the city. The data was released pursuant to Local Law 102 of 2015, a widely

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI & Partners in TDT coalition launch website exposing the nastier side of trash haulers

On June 15, 2017, NYLPI and key coalition partners in Transform Don’t Trash NYC launched a new website, Trash Kingpins NYC, documenting some of the abuses regularly committed by leading commercial waste companies in New York City. The website was

Posted in Environmental Justice, Features, Recent News

NYLPI is testifying today in support of the Asthma Free Housing Act

NYLPI is testifying today in support of the Asthma Free Housing Act, which will require effective remediation and incentivize prevention of mold and pest infestations that trigger asthma. Read the DNA Info coverage, the El Diario coverage, the City Lab

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Health Justice Director Laura Redman receives NYC Bar Legal Services Award

The New York City Bar on Wednesday presented its prestigious Legal Services Award to NYLPI’s Director of Health Justice, Laura Redman. The award recognizes Laura and her team’s groundbreaking work documenting the growing human rights crisis in immigration detention and

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI report on medical neglect in immigrant detention facilities inspires Senators to demand a response from the Trump administration.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led a letter with 11 Senate colleagues to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly demanding answers to a series of urgent questions after multiple reports of inhumane conditions in immigrant detention centers. Detained immigrants

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News