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 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 Applauds Signing of Strong New Lead Protections into Local Law

February 11, 2020

NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice Rachel Spector spoke at a bill signing with Mayor de Blasio in support of a package of new laws creating stronger enforcement of protections against toxic lead. NYLPI and coalition partners played a key role in …

Statement of the Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) on the MTA’s new “late-shift” pilot program RFP

February 6, 2020

February 6, 2020 We applaud efforts to make transit more reliable, accessible and affordable for all New Yorkers, including late-night commuters underserved by current subway and bus routes and schedules. However, the MTA’s “late-shift” proposal lacks …

Longtime New Yorker Files Civil Rights Lawsuit over Injuries Resulting from Inadequate Healthcare in ICE Detention

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 — Longtime New Yorker Geurys Sosa, originally from the Dominican Republic, has filed a lawsuit against Hudson County and those responsible for his medical care while he was confined to immigration detention at Hudson County Correctiona …

NYLPI and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer remind property owners of their snow removal obligations

December 20, 2019

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and NYLPI (a member of the BP’s Accessibility Taskforce) sent a joint letter on snow removal obligations to the Real Estate Board of New York, the Rent Stabilization Association, the Council of New York Cooperati …

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