NYLPI Supports Bills Providing Protections to Residents of Adult Care Facilities and Their Families

July 13, 2020

NYLPI joins fellow disability rights advocates in supporting A.4416C and S.3460A, which provide critical protections to residents of adult care facilities and their families. In a strongly worded letter of support to the bill sponsors, Senator Gustavo …

Press Release: Community-Based, Environmental and Civil Rights Activists Across Country Issue Statement and Unified Demands

July 7, 2020

NYLPI joins a nationwide alliance of environmental justice groups, activists, allies, and partners, releasing a call to action highlighting the disparate impact causing COVID-19 to infect and kill a disproportionate number of people subjected to system …

NYLPI Joins Education Advocacy Groups in Support of Healing-Centered Schools

July 2, 2020

NYLPI is supporting Bronx Legal Services and the Healing Centered Schools in their efforts to improve schools in the Bronx. The Community Roadmap to Bring Healing-Centered Schools to the Bronx will serve as a guide for parents, students, educators, adv …

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 Condemns Yet Another Police Killing of Individual Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

June 25, 2020

NYLPI, together with its partners in the Correct Crisis Intervention Today – NYC coalition, strongly condemns yet another killing by the police of an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. Ruth Lowenkron, NYLPI’s Disability Justice Program Dir …

NYLPI Joins Partners to Demand the City Restore Funding to Critical Programs for Mental Health & Public Safety

June 22, 2020

NYLPI joined coalition partners and advocates to call on Council Member Diana Ayala, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Addiction and Disabilities, to deliver budget justice and to restore the lost funding from the Mayor’s proposed budget. The Ma …

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