Take action with NYLPI!
Tell the Mayor and City Council to Prioritize #MentalHealthCareNotPolice!
NYLPI and Correct Crisis Intervention Today-NYC (CCIT-NYC) are asking the Mayor and the City Council to redirect $3.3 million in NYPD funding to a critical pilot project – starting in two high-needs NYC precincts – that would divert mental health crisis calls away from law enforcement and to special mental health teams consisting of a peer (a person with lived mental health experience) and an emergency medical technician (EMT). The pilot, modeled after the highly successful CAHOOTS program in Oregon, would finally deliver a public health response to the 200,000 calls the City receives annually for mental health crises. Please contact City leadership to demand funding for this important pilot in the FY21 NYC Budget. #MentalHealthCareNotPolice
Demand #NYCBudgetJustice from the Mayor and City Council
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.
Tell the Mayor and the City Council to #SaveOurCompost!
The proposed NYC budget would eliminate all of our public food scrap recycling programs including community drop-off sites and brown-bin curbside collection. The City Council can still stop us from going backward on Zero Waste, climate change, and the dozens of workers who process our compost. Please join us and submit your comments as part of today’s public hearing on the budget.
Fair Play For All
Tell your City Councilmember to support “Play Equity” today…
Let’s Pass The Climate & Community Protection Act
Let’s move New York to 100% renewable energy, invest in our most vulnerable communities, and create hundreds of thousands of good, green jobs.
Let Lisa Run!
Lisa is one of tens of thousands of Black and Latinx students who won’t be able to play sports this spring…and the clock is ticking!