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 …

NYLPI Testifies on EPA Proposed Rule Failing to Improve Controls on Fine Particulate Matter

June 30, 2020

NYLPI Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg slammed the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule refusing to improve controls on fine particulate matter, shown in multiple studies to sicken and kill New Yorkers, and to contribute to the deadliness of COVID-19. Hayley’s comm …

Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News Quotes NYLPI on New NYPD Body Camera Video Policy

June 18, 2020

Mayor de Blasio recently announced that NYPD would release most body camera footage within 30 days of violent incidents. The New York Daily News noted NYLPI’s key role in fighting for this footage and quoted NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Marinda van Dale …

Federal Judge Halts ICE Courthouse Arrests

June 16, 2020

On Wednesday, June 10, U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York declared that ICE’s policy of making civil immigration arrests at New York State courthouses is illegal. The court’s ruling, in a lawsuit brought by the New Y …

NYLPI Provides Testimony Urging NYC to Reform Emergency Response to Mental Health Crises

June 9, 2020

NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron provided testimony to the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on June 9, 2020, urging New York City to reform its system for responding to individuals who experience mental health crises by elimi …

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 …

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