NYLPI Op-Ed: Reduce NYPD Budget to Save Black and Brown Lives by Reforming Mental Health Crisis Response

June 26, 2020

NYLPI’s Disability Justice Director, Ruth Lowenkron, along with other prominent mental health advocates, penned a strong op-ed calling on the City to immediately reallocate a substantial portion of the NYPD budget and save the lives of Black and Brown …

Demand #NYCBudgetJustice from the Mayor and City Council

June 18, 2020

Our city faces interrelated crises from COVID-19, mass unemployment, and continued systemic racism. Take action with NYLPI and our allies and call on our Council Members and Mayor to deliver budget justice – reallocating part of the ballooning NYPD budget to invest in core services for communities instead.  Email the Mayor, your Council Member, and members of the City Council Budget Negotiating Team to shift at least $1 billion from the enormous NYPD budget to the social services, environmental, education, and health programs that our City needs now more than ever.

NYLPI Testifies on Social Determinants Affecting COVID-19 Impact

May 8, 2020

Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg testified to the City Council’s Committee on Oversight and Investigations on April 30 regarding “The Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color.” She addressed (1) NYLPI’s work to build medical access for people with lim …

New NYLPI Report: New Yorkers Pay the Price for Peaker Plants Emissions

May 7, 2020

Today, NYLPI released a new report revealing that New York City residents, through their electric bills, have paid more than $4.5 billion over the past decade to owners of power plants that emit high levels of harmful pollutants in communities of color …

NYLPI Hosts Virtual Town Hall on Campaign to #SaveOurCompost

May 6, 2020

NYLPI hosted a virtual town hall with over 1,000 participants on the urgent need to save organic waste recycling in New York City, which would be eliminated in the Mayor’s proposed budget. Panelists from the #SaveOurCompost campaign highlighted the urg …

NYLPI Joins Panel on Environmental Racism and COVID-19

May 6, 2020

Campaign for a Healthy Bronx featured NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan and public health experts on April 30 to address how environmental racism contributes to serious health disparities in the Bronx. Community members, activists and advocate …

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