NYLPI Backs Residential Curbside Pickup Pilot

October 3, 2019

NYLPI, along with a host of other disability justice and other groups, has written to New York Transportation Commissioner, Polly Trottenberg, asking her to consider piloting a residential curbside pickup rule: Despite markedly low car ownership rates, …

National environmental groups announce backing of exclusive waste zones

September 25, 2019

As New York hosts Climate Week, 350.org, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sunrise Movement, and New York City Sierra Club joined other leading environmental organizations to call on New York City to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the commercial sani …

To Kick Off Climate Week, Three Ways For New York City Council To Improve Our Air Quality

September 23, 2019

As climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the United Nations today in New York, NYLPI Community Organizer Jenny Veloz and Senior Attorney Melissa Iachan offered New York City Council three concrete ways to improve air quality in the city this mornin …

Medical Schools Must train students in recognizing implicit bias

September 20, 2019

NYLPI’s Senior Attorney for Disability Justice Christopher Schuyler gave testimony this week before New York City Council’s Committee On Hospitals, in support of Resolution 512, which is calling on New York State to mandate medical schools to train its …

We Won! Passing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act…

June 20, 2019

As New York prepares to pass the nation’s most ambitious climate legislation, NYLPI takes pride in the impact of our tremendous advocacy as part of the New York Renews coalition that got us to this point. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection …

NYLPI Supports City Council’s Disability Justice Work

June 13, 2019

NYLPI staff testified yesterday before two city council bodies in support of important accessibility legislation. Access-a-Ride Campaign Organizer Eman Rimawi gave testimony in support of  intro 1557, sponsored by Speaker Johnson and Council Members Ri …

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