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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

NYLPI testifies before the New York City Board of Correction

Today, DJ Director Ruth Lowenkron testified before the New York City Board of Correction, speaking out against the renewal of variances for the Board of Correction’s Minimum Standards that negatively impacts the health and privacy of New Yorkers in prison.

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

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

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

Fill out an Access-A-Ride Survey to Change the System

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?

Posted in Disability Rights, 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

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Secures Accessibility Victory for Tenants with Disabilities

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a leading civil rights advocacy organization for marginalized New Yorkers, announced today that, following extensive advocacy, Queens landlord Nouri Realty LLC unveiled a wheelchair ramp which makes an East Elmhurst apartment building accessible

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

Mental Health Community Rally

What: Join as we call on the Mayor and NYPD to better address mental health crisis in the community When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Noon Where: Manhattan Steps of City Hall Advocates and individuals with mental health concerns request: •

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

NYLPI Board Member Files Amicus Brief in Appellate Court on Behalf of NYLPI, Supporting the Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities

The firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) in the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, in the case of Davison v. State

Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio named to Statewide Committee to Promote Access to Courts for People with Disabilities

The Committee will be led by Hon. Rosalyn H. Richter, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, and is comprised of judges, clerks and administrators, legal services providers, and advocacy groups from across New York State.  NYLPI is excited

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