NYLPI Joins Advocacy Groups in Letter to Mayor de Blasio to Address Inequities in Education During COVID-19

April 8, 2020

NYLPI joined a coalition of community and legal advocacy groups in a letter to the mayor seeking the creation of a COVID-19 task force to address the many inequities for city students which have been magnified inordinately under the strain posed by the …



Tell Congress, Make the EPA Do its Job

March 30, 2020

The EPA is using the COVID-19 pandemic as a cover to roll back rules, giving an “open license to pollute” by refusing to enforce measures that safeguard our air and water. Tell Congress: Make the EPA do its job! 



NYLPI HIRES AMBER KHAN AS DIRECTOR OF HEALTH JUSTICE

March 24, 2020

New York, NY – March 24, 2020 – New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a leading civil rights advocacy organization for New Yorkers in need, today announced Amber Khan as its new Director of Health Justice. Khan brings almost 10 years of exp …



NYLPI’S MEDICAL PROVIDER NETWORK & ALLIES SEND OPEN LETTER TO I.C.E. ADVOCATING FOR THE RELEASE OF PEOPLE FROM IMMIGRATION DETENTION TO HELP STOP SPREAD OF COVID-19

March 19, 2020

NYLPI has documented the ongoing human rights crisis in immigration detention facilities. Individuals and families are being forced to live in deplorable conditions and receive abysmal healthcare. Due to the subpar conditions of these facilities, espec …



NYLPI and Allies Send Open Letter to MTA Urging COVID-19 Precautions for Access-A-Ride Users

March 16, 2020

Many people with disabilities — including seniors, the immunocompromised, and people with multiple chronic health conditions — face elevated risks from viruses like COVID-19. NYLPI and our partners in the Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) sent an o …



NYLPI Presents at Fordham Symposium on the Impact of Inaccessible Urban Cities

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020   NYLPI Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron spoke today at the Fordham Law School Symposium: “Urban Cities and Accessibility.”  In her panel, “The Impact of Inaccessible Urban Cities,” Ruth discussed the detrimental effect o …



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