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Home Health Care Advocates Call on Governor Cuomo To Enact Critical Measures to Protect Home Care Workers and Consumers Amid Covid-19 Crisis

(NEW YORK, NY) – A coalition of home health care advocates chaired by The Legal Aid Society today issued a letter calling on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact critical measures to protect home care workers and consumers from Covid-19 exposure…

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Staff Attorney Britney Wilson Interviewed by Deutshe Wells on COVID-19, Disability, and Working from Home

Deutsche Welle, one of Germany’s leading media outlets, interviewed Britney and other workers with disabilities about the impact of the pandemic on their ability to work from home and the future of workplace structure and accessibility. Read the Deutsche Welle…

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NY Transit Adjudication Bureau Still Collecting Debts Despite COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has increased the urgency of the class action lawsuit against the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), an arm of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), brought by NCLEJ and co-counsel, New Economy Project, the law…

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COVID-19 and Education in Connecticut

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and added to the appalling disparities in access to educational opportunities faced by communities of color and low-income students. At the same time, this difficult period creates opportunities and a firm mandate to…

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COVID-19: Protecting Access to Public Benefits

Greg Bass, Senior Attorney with NCLEJ, was asked by the American Bar Association to be a panelist on a webinar dealing with access to public benefits during COVID-19.  These are the PowerPoint slides from his presentation. View PDF

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What COVID-19 Laid Bare

The old saying that when America catches a cold, Black people get the flu has been quoted often recently. And for good reason. Covid-19 has highlighted many of the most troubling aspects of American society with a particularly…

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Halt Debt Collection During the Covid-19 Crisis

NCLEJ joined New Economy Project and partners to submit a petition to Gov. Cuomo calling for an immediate moratorium on debt collection during the Covid-19 crisis, as a matter of public health and safety. Read more and sign…

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NCLEJ and Partners Create Quick Reference Guide for New York State Workers Impacted by COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, more and more people are out of work or unable to work, and the patchwork of government programs available to provide some relief can be confusing and difficult to navigate.  NCLEJ, Make the…

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NCLEJ’s Statement in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

NCLEJ stands in solidarity with and in support of those that have been most affected by the COVID-19 crisis as it continues to ravage the nation and the globe. In a time when public officials have instructed most…

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NCLEJ Condemns Trump Administration’s Rule to Rollback ACA’s Non-Discrimination Provisions and Applauds SCOTUS Protection for LGBTQ+ People

On June 12th, the Trump administration finalized a rule that would effectively deny protections for two significant and under-served populations—people with limited English proficiency and transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. At a time when the nation is facing a…

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