NYLPI and Other Community Groups Call on Congress to Vote on HEROES Act

June 30, 2020

As reported in AMNY, NYLPI, as part of coalition of transit advocates has called upon Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries to “deliver emergency funding to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in …

Special Education Remote Learning Information/Contacts/Resources/Links

June 26, 2020

The switch to remote education because of the coronavirus crisis has created many educational challenges for families. New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) offers the following information, arranged in alphabetical order, to students with d …

Center for New York City Affairs: As the City Reopens, Five Ways to Reduce Waste and Save Green Jobs

June 23, 2020

Director of Organizing and Strategic Research Justin Wood published an article in for The Center for New York City Affairs on five near-term, practical steps our local legislators can take to advance sustainability and job creation in our waste system. …

Gotham Gazette Op-Ed: Peaker Plant Emissions Harm Communities of Color

June 18, 2020

Environmental Justice Program Director Rachel Spector, along with Elizabeth Yeampierre of UPROSE and Dariella Rodriguez of THE POINT CDC, published an op-ed in Gotham Gazette highlighting the impact of pollution from New York City’s fossil fuel peaker …

NYLPI Joins Education and Social Service Organizations Calling for New York State to Ensure 21-Year Olds Can Earn a Diploma

June 16, 2020

NYLPI took a stand with over 100 education & social service organizations across New York State calling on the New York State Education Department and Governor Andrew Cuomo to ensure that 21-year-old students who have struggled to access remote lea …

NYLPI Joins Fight to Call for $200 Billion in Federal Stimulus Funds for NYC’s Schools

June 10, 2020

More than 80 organizations working with children and families in New York City urged our congressional delegation to increase federal funding for education in the next stimulus bill. We are asking for $205 billion in supplemental funding for public edu …

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