Eman Rimawi-Doster Testifies on Behalf of AAARG! at MTA Meeting

January 6, 2023

Access-A-Ride, Access-a-Ride Reform Group, Disability Justice, Health Justice, Media Coverage, News

Eman Rimawi, a Black, Native American and Palestinian woman using a wheelchair, wears a tshirt with the Access-a-Ride Reform Group logo and holds up a sign that reads "Don't Kill Us." She is wearing a mask as other masked protestors gather nearby.

Eman Rimawi-Doster, NYLPI’s Access-A-Ride Campaign Coordinator and Organizer, testified at the December MTA Board Meeting, regarding mask wearing on MTA and why New Yorkers with disabilities are at special risk on public transit, particularly Access-A-Ride.

“We represent people with disabilities across New York City – the very people who are most at risk for severe complications from COVID. Myself included! … With the mask mandate lifted, we face the unimaginable choice between risking our lives and going back to isolating in our homes. And I don’t want to put myself at risk simply because I have to be somewhere!”

Read the full testimony here and watch the event on YouTube.

Learn more about Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) here.

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