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NYLPI Attorney Presenting at Workshop on Community Shared Clean Energy

Equal Justice Works Fellow Shiva Prakash will be presenting at a workshop in Tonawanda on how to tap into state-level energy policy on community shared renewables to provide alternatives for more resilient and clean energy sources for an environmental justice

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Executive Director McGregor Smyth Gives Presentation on Health Justice at Fordham Law School

The Feerick Center for Social Justice featured McGregor Smyth, Executive Director of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, as part of its Social Justice Luncheon Speaker Series.  McGregor spoke about Fighting Discrimination in Healthcare in 2018, including NYLPI’s work

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI Sues ICE to Challenge “Discharge and Dump” Policy Targeting New Yorkers with Mental Illness in Immigration Detention

NYLPI and co-counsel Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. government last night after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a man with mental illness from immigration detention without planning for the continuity of his

Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Immigrant, Press Release, Recent News

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Applauds the Cuomo Administration’s Announcement that DACA Recipients Will Remain Eligible for State-Funded Medicaid

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest applauds the Cuomo Administration’s announcement that recipients under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in New York State will remain eligible for State-funded Medicaid. NYLPI has been working with its Coverage4All

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Health Justice Director Presents on Health in Detention Campaign to National Medical and Legal Communities

NYLPI Health Justice Director Laura Redman will present NYLPI’s medical-legal-community partnership today on the panel “Building Provider Networks and Utilizing Technology Solutions” at the national Roundtable Event: Health Care Access in Immigration Detention Centers organized by Jones Day.  Laura will

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News, Staff

City Council Passes Bill to Protect Tenants from Dangerous Asthma Triggers

The New York City Council voted today to pass the Asthma-Free Housing Act (Intro385C), a bill that allows renters to live safely in homes free of mold, pests, and indoor health hazards. Councilwoman Rosie Mendez (D-2) worked for ten years

Posted in Disability Rights, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Recent News

Attorney General Schneiderman announces his support for NY Renews progressive reinvestment-focused carbon pricing policy

Yesterday at an event sponsored by NY Renews, a coalition of environmental, economic, and social justice organizations and labor, NYLPI Equal Justice Works Fellow Shiva Prakash presented a new and groundbreaking carbon polluter fee and reinvestment policy for New York

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI’s Access-A-Ride Advocacy

Tired of late pick-up’s? Annoyed at being on a vehicle for hours and getting a city tour? Sick of missing work, appointments, shows, dates? Frustrated with being treated badly because of your disability by a service you pay for? AARRG!

Posted in Campaign, Disability Rights, Recent News

NYLPI Honors Bernard Carabello & Eric Goldstein at Annual Felix Fishman Awards Luncheon

On November 16, 2017, NYLPI honored Bernard J. Carabello, Founder of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, and Eric A. Goldstein, New York City Environment Director and a Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, at the 2017 Felix

Posted in Event, Events, Recent News

NYLPI’s AARRG! is Working to Reform an Egregiously Dysfunctional Access-A-Ride System

The Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) is made up of four advocacy organizations — NYLPI, as well as the Brooklyn Center for the Independence of the Disabled (BCID), the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY), and Mobilization

Posted in Campaign, Disability Rights, Recent News