Demand #NYCBudgetJustice from the Mayor and City Council

June 18, 2020

Our city faces interrelated crises from COVID-19, mass unemployment, and continued systemic racism. Take action with NYLPI and our allies and call on our Council Members and Mayor to deliver budget justice – reallocating part of the ballooning NYPD budget to invest in core services for communities instead.  Email the Mayor, your Council Member, and members of the City Council Budget Negotiating Team to shift at least $1 billion from the enormous NYPD budget to the social services, environmental, education, and health programs that our City needs now more than ever.



NY Daily News: NYC kids’ sports access disparities persist, new Education Dept. data shows

January 14, 2020

New Department of Education data shows that racial disparities in access to high school sports persist, the New York Daily News reported.  The data released was mandated by a NYLPI-backed bill passed last year. The median number of teams available to a …



Shadow League Features Sports Equity With NYLPI Organizer Jenny Veloz

August 23, 2019

Writer J.R.Gamble at the Shadow League website featured an extensive interview with Community Organizer Jenny Veloz this week, about our sports equity campaign: “I grew up in New York City, so I can empathize with these issues. A lot of high schools th …



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 …



Univision Features Extensive Interview On Our Sports Equity Campaign

June 25, 2019

Univision ran an extensive studio interview today with NYLPI Community Organizer Jenny Veloz, and Matt Diaz, one of the leaders of the fair play coalition and a key part of our ongoing sports equity campaign. Please watch the story on Univision’s websi …



Public High School Students At City Hall to Celebrate Unanimous Passage of Sports Equity Legislation

May 29, 2019

Student activists and leaders in the Fair Play coalition gathered at City Hall today to speak with media and greet Council Members today to thank them for meeting during the Fair Play Lobby Day to discuss the serious disparities in access to Public Sch …



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