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New Report Illustrates Just How Dangerous Private Sanitation Operations Are

A new report from the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition, of which NYLPI is a core member, shows that there is a dangerously high number of unsafe commercial sanitation trucks operating nightly on the streets of New York City. Research

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Moving Towards Menstrual Equity in NYC

As Gotham Gazette reports, on June 2nd, Council Members Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Ydanis A. Rodriguez introduced three bills to City Council that would require menstrual hygiene products be available in NYC schools, temporary shelters and correctional facilities. NYLPI’s

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NYLPI reaches landmark settlement with NYC Transit Authority

New Mobility, a magazine for active wheelchair users, highlights NYLPI’s landmark settlement with the NYC Transit Authority ensuring language access for Access-A-Ride riders.

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Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Success Academy for Discriminating Against Children with Disabilities

Five families whose children were targeted for removal from Success Academy Charter school because of their children’s actual or perceived disabilities have joined together to file a federal civil rights action against the charter school network. Click here for the: Press

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Local media discuss Accesss-A-Ride’s obligation to provide language services

In Jorge v. NYCTA, a federal court judge preliminarily approved an agreement requiring city transit officials to translate services for persons with disabilities who use NYC’s paratransit system Access-A-Ride and speak limited English.  To read the press coverage please see:

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Daily News: New data shows that private waste companies continue to do minimal recycling, citing NYLPI analysis

Despite branding themselves as ‘green,’ data submitted to New York State by private sanitation companies shows that they only recycle 19-22% of the waste they collect from hundreds of thousands of NYC businesses.  NYLPI and the Transform Don’t Trash NYC

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Bronx Borough President urges NYC education officials to remove toxic chemicals from public schools

The City is making progress towards removal of PCBs from NYC public schools. However, there is more work to be done if we are to truly achieve PCB free schools in NYC. NYLPI applauds Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz for

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Housing Co-op discriminates against 12-year old girl with cerebral palsy

The New York Daily News reports on a federal lawsuit filed on February 25, 2016 by NYLPI’s Disability Justice Program against a housing co-op and management company that have discriminated against a 12-year old girl with cerebral palsy.  For years,

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NYLPI’s Work on UndocuCare Profiled in NY1

Staff Attorney Sarika Saxena and some of her clients were recently profiled on a NY1 segment discussing the limitations of Emergency Medicaid, and the importance of seeking immigration benefits for eligible individuals.

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Demographics are Integral to Health Coverage

HJ Director Laura Redman discusses how important it is to provide demographic information for NYS healthcare enrollment.

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