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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

NYLPI and Disability Rights Partners Launch New Coalition – AARRG! The Access-A-Ride Reform Group – Calling on the MTA to Fix Horrendous Conditions and Reform Service which Contributes to High Unemployment and Third-Class Treatment of People with Disabilities

Yesterday, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and its coalition partners Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Center for Independence of the Disabled New York and MFY Legal Services, announced at a news conference that they are building

Posted in Campaign, Disability Rights, Recent News

News12 Bronx: Residents and NYLPI rally in Bronx for bill to curb garbage truck traffic

NYLPI helped organize a rally of Bronx residents yesterday at Council Member Rafael Salamanca’s office in the South Bronx to demand action to reduce trash and truck pollution.  We called on the Council Member to support Intro 495A aimed at

Posted in Campaign, Environmental Justice, Recent News

Why We Are Campaigning for Healthier Bronx Housing

Despite increased awareness of how environmental issues intersect with race and poverty, many people ignore some of the greatest environmental hazards such as mold, mildew, asbestos, and lead because they occur in the home rather than outdoors. As covered in

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Recent News

DOE’s PE Reporting Sheds Lights on Gaps in Physical Education Throughout NYC

On November 4, 2015 NYLPI and members of the Phys Ed 4 All coalition secured a victory in the passage of Local Law 102. This law mandates the Department of Education (DOE) to track and report how NYC schools are

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Press Release, Recent News

NYLPI Client Speaks to Univision about How His Health Has Improved Since Working with UndocuCare Team

After an immigration and health screening, NYLPI Staff Attorney Sarika Saxena worked quickly to provide immigration representation for this seriously ill client, and to connect him to Medicaid, which has already saved his life. He is now receiving the care

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

Mayor de Blasio’s Administration Releases Study Supporting Reform of NYC Commercial Waste Industry by Use of Collection Zones, as Advocated for by NYLPI

Following an unprecedented study of NYC’s commercial waste system, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to implement major reform of the system today, by creating an efficient, competitive zone system which will greatly reduce truck traffic and diesel emissions,

Posted in Campaign, Environmental Justice, Press Release, Recent News

UndocuCare Team Thanks the New York City Council for their Support

HJ Staff Attorney Sarika Saxena spoke at a City Council press conference on the Immigrant Health Initiative. With the City Council’s support NYLPI has expanded our program aiming to connect uninsured, undocumented New Yorkers with serious health conditions to State-funded

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Press Release, Recent News

NYLPI Holds Inaugural UndocuCare Screening at Grameen Vida Sana

NYLPI is today holding its inaugural UndocuCare comprehensive immigration and health screening event at Grameen Vida Sana in Jackson Heights, Queens. Seven individuals, pre-screened by NYLPI’s advocate team, are scheduled for full comprehensive immigration and health screenings, with on site

Posted in Campaign, Disability Rights, Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI Authors New Transform Don’t Trash NYC Report

This new research report co-authored by NYLPI and ALIGN details six evidence-based recommendations for how we can ensure that pro-recycling policies are also pro-business. The Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition believes that as the city expands and enforces its commercial

Posted in Campaign, Environmental Justice, Recent News