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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 Director of HR & Admin. Daryl Samuel presents on Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence

On February 14th, NYLPI’s Daryl Samuel served as a panelist for “Pathways to Excellence: Excellence in Human Resources,” hosted by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York.  Derived from the Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence and featuring panelists from winners and

Posted in Recent News

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

Open Letter about poor medical care at Hudson County Immigration Facility: NYLPI uses creative strategies to address failures

Continuing our ongoing work to address inadequate medical care in immigration detention facilities, NYLPI announced today that it has submitted an open letter complaint detailing Hudson County Correctional Facility and ICE’s failure to provide adequate medical care and adequate discharge

Posted in Health Justice, 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

NYLPI applauds Governor Cuomo’s proposed actions to close loophole in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative regulations

NYLPI applauds Governor Cuomo’s proposed actions to close the loophole in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative regulations that leave the emissions from polluting peaker plants in environmental justice communities largely unregulated. NYLPI has been working closely with partners NYC Environmental

Posted in Environmental Justice, 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