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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 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

HJ attorney educates Surrogate’s Court judges on immigrant access to healthcare

HJ Staff Attorney and UndocuCare Project Manager, Sarika Saxena, is presenting at the New York City Surrogate’s Judges monthly roundtable on immigrant access to healthcare today.  In light of concerning Staten Island hospital practices on behalf of undocumented and uninsured

Posted in Health Justice, 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

NYLPI Board Member Kevin McDonough Named NYLJ Attorney of the Year

NYLPI Board Member Kevin McDonough, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, was recently named Attorney of the Year by the New York Law Journal. Kevin was nominated alongside Evan Chesler, Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and Eric Wrubel,

Posted in 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

Language Access at Hospitals – It’s the Law!

Did you know that you have the right to a free interpreter in your primary language when interacting with your medical provider or the staff at any NYC hospital?  Check out NYLPI’s new Know Your Rights one-pager in English and

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, 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 Detained and Denied Report on NY1

County jails continue to fail to provide medical care to people whom ICE confines while they await immigration proceedings.  NYLPI’s February 2017 report detailing the deplorable conditions and lack of medical attention at the jails was mentioned in NY1 report

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News