NYLPI Testifies on Addressing the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

June 2, 2020

NYLPI responded to an invitation from the New York State Assembly and Senate to testify about how to address the disproportionately devastating impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. Citing NYLPI’s recent reports and live-streamed programming, Leg …



New York State Senate and Assembly Unanimously Pass Bill to Protect Paratransit Users During Pandemic

May 28, 2020

On May 27, 2020, the New York State Senate and Assembly unanimously voted to pass a bill locking in protections for paratransit riders and drivers statewide. The proposal would extend paratransit eligibility expirations until August 31, suspend in-pers …



NYLPI Testifies Before the City Council Committee on Education about Remote Learning

May 28, 2020

On May 27, 2020, Senior Advocate & Social Worker Paola Martinez-Boone testified before the City Council Committee on Education about remote learning and the impact of COVID-19 on the City’s schools. NYLPI’s clients have experienced many challenges …



NYLPI Supports COVID-19 Recovery for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act

May 27, 2020

NYLPI supports the COVID-19 Recovery for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act (S.3740), a bill introduced last week in the Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Doug Jones (D-AL). With the pandemic disproportionately affecti …



Disability Justice Program Director Featured in CUNY Film Festival Discussion

May 26, 2020

On May 1, 2020, Disability Justice Program Director Ruth Lowenkron was interviewed for the CUNY Law Film Fest 2020 by Natalie Chin, Co-Director of CUNY’s Disability and Aging Justice Clinic. Ruth discussed the film Crip Camp, a newly released Obama-pro …



NYLPI Joined Disability Justice Advocates to Demand Governor Protect Hospital Patients and Employees from COVID-19

May 19, 2020

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest joined fellow disability justice advocates Disability Rights New York and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in a strongly-worded letter to Governor Cuomo to protect patients and employees in psychiatric h …



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