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NYLPI & Partners in TDT coalition launch website exposing the nastier side of trash haulers

On June 15, 2017, NYLPI and key coalition partners in Transform Don’t Trash NYC launched a new website, Trash Kingpins NYC, documenting some of the abuses regularly committed by leading commercial waste companies in New York City. The website was

Posted in Environmental Justice, Features, Recent News

NYLPI is testifying today in support of the Asthma Free Housing Act

NYLPI is testifying today in support of the Asthma Free Housing Act, which will require effective remediation and incentivize prevention of mold and pest infestations that trigger asthma. Read the DNA Info coverage. Read the El Diario coverage.

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Health Justice Director Laura Redman receives NYC Bar Legal Services Award

The New York City Bar on Wednesday presented its prestigious Legal Services Award to NYLPI’s Director of Health Justice, Laura Redman. The award recognizes Laura and her team’s groundbreaking work documenting the growing human rights crisis in immigration detention and

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI report on medical neglect in immigrant detention facilities inspires Senators to demand a response from the Trump administration.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led a letter with 11 Senate colleagues to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly demanding answers to a series of urgent questions after multiple reports of inhumane conditions in immigrant detention centers. Detained immigrants

Posted in Health Justice, 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 AAR Settlement, Campaign, Disability Rights, Recent News

NYLPI’s Health in Detention Program included in Human Rights Watch report as an example of “creative medical advocacy”

NYLPI’s Health Justice Program has dealt with “the barriers” to traditional advocacy for “necessary and appropriate care,” by “turn[ing] to novel forms of advocacy … [and has]  develop[ed a sustained analysis of patterns of poor care.”  NYLPI’s program included individual

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI testifies at City Council in support of legislation mandating race and gender impact assessments for City agencies and urges inclusion of disability.

HJ Director Laura Redman and DJ director Ruth Lowenkron testified this morning at a City Council Committee on Women’s Issues hearing in support of a package of bills creating mandated race and gender impact assessments for City policies and cultural

Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Supports Mayor and City Council’s Efforts to Curb Smoking

Laura Redman, Health Justice Director says: “Tobacco use causes devastating and preventable diseases in communities across New York City, and continues to disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color.  Local government programs to curb tobacco use — including Medicaid

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

Pro Bono Clearinghouse Builds Nonprofit Leadership

NYLPI has teamed up with Foundation Center through our longstanding partnership to create the Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals Series to help individuals gain the understanding and skills needed to start a nonprofit organization. Throughout the month of April, we are hosting

Posted in PBCH, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Workshops, Recent News

NYLPI Successfully Advocates for NYPD Pilot Program to Improve Access to Law Enforcement Services for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Deaf Justice Coalition announced the launch of a pilot program today by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) aimed at improving access to law enforcement services for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH). Several years

Posted in Disability Rights, Press Release, Recent News