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 …



NYLPI Coalition Letter Calls on NYS to Support Multilingual/English Language Students

May 8, 2020

NYLPI joined NY-AFFIRM* in advocating for equitable support for student, who are Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLLs/ELLs) after the COVID-19 outbreak and through prolonged school closures. We are requesting that New York State take a …



NYLPI Joins Advocates Calling on NYS to Support Multilingual/English Language Students

May 8, 2020

NYLPI joined NY-AFFIRM* in advocating for equitable support for student, who are Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLLs/ELLs) after the COVID-19 outbreak and through prolonged school closures. We are requesting that New York State take a …



NYLPI Urges MTA and City Council to Invoke “Citywide Easement Certification”

May 4, 2020

NYLPI joined numerous transit and disability rights advocates urging the MTA and City Council to invoke zoning tools which will result in increasing the number of ADA-accessible subway stations throughout the city.  “Citywide Easement Certification” wi …



NYLPI and Other Advocates Urge NY Congressional Delegation to Seek Emergency Funding for MTA

April 30, 2020

NYLPI joined local transit advocates in urging New York’s downstate congressional delegation to procure substantial federal emergency funding for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to remedy the havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 8 …



NYLPI URGES STATE ACTION TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN GROUP FACILITIES

April 28, 2020

A broad coalition of disability and legal rights groups including New York Lawyers for the Public Interest have sent the following letter this morning to the Cuomo Administration urging that prompt action be taken to mitigate the contraction and spread …



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