ICE and Local Officials Pay $1.725M after “Discharging and Dumping” Immigrants With Mental Health Diagnoses

November 20, 2019

New York, NY, November 2019—After two major wins on behalf of clients with mental illness who were “discharged and dumped” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention onto New York’s streets without plans for their ongoing mental health ne …



New Report, Collecting Dust: How NYC is Failing to Penalize Landlords for Exposing Tenants to Lead Dust

November 13, 2019

Our new report, Collecting Dust: How NYC is Failing to Penalize Landlords for Exposing Tenants to Lead Dust, details New York City’s continued failure to punish landlords for exposing tenants to dangerous levels of toxic lead dust.  Among other finding …



One Year after Fatal Crash, Coalition Demands Accountability for Private Carters

August 1, 2019

A year after a wheel flew off a private sanitation truck and killed a driver in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, elected officials, safe streets activists, workers, labor unions, and the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition criticized the company’s continued unsafe …



ESPN Awards Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award to Bronx Students Who Fought Racial Inequities in High School Sports

July 18, 2019

New York, NY (July 18, 2019)—During their ESPY celebrations, ESPN honored Bronx public high school Students Matt Diaz and Lisa Parks with the Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award for using the power of sports to make a positive impact on s …



Fighting New York’s Climate Emergency With Waste Zones: New Law Would Make Huge Greenhouse Gas Reductions

June 25, 2019

Transitioning New York City to an efficient, high-diversion commercial waste zone (CWZ) system will avoid up to 2 million tons of Greenhouse Gas emissions per year, making this one of the most important climate initiatives City lawmakers will decide on …



Appeals Court Rules Against “Discharging and Dumping” People with Mental Health Needs from Immigration Detention

May 24, 2019

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a landmark decision today in a “case of first impression” that says government officials can be held accountable on constitutional grounds for failing to provide mental health discharge planning for peopl …



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