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LAS and Landlord Group Join Forces to Stave Off Evictions

An unlikely partnership with the Real Estate Board underscores the need for a comprehensive solution for New Yorkers struggling to pay rent, reports The Wall Street Journal.
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LAS Demands Inclusion of Incarcerated New Yorkers in State Vaccination Plans

Public health experts broadly agree that incarcerated people - typically unable to safely socially distance - are at particularly high risk for contracting and spreading the virus, as reported by The New York Times.
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LAS Slams City’s Apathetic Effort to Bring WiFi to Shelters

Local shelter providers have independently found solutions to the lack of WiFi access while the de Blasio administration dithers, according to The New York Times.
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Op-Ed: America’s Other Front Line

The Legal Aid Society's Adriene Holder contributed to a New York Times article highlighting the perspectives of nonprofit workers grappling with the COVID-19 crisis.
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LAS in the News 01.22.21

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Applauds NY State Senate’s Move to Limit Arbitrary Detentions

A recent vote by legislators ensures that New Yorkers won't be "disappeared into detention," reports QNS.com.
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LAS Praises Biden Executive Orders on Immigration

The reversal of the Trump Administration's Muslim travel ban and expanded access to visas, among other actions, were hailed by immigration advocates, as reported by Marketplace.
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LAS Secures COVID-19 Vaccine for Vulnerable Client in DOCCS’ Custody

The court’s decision represents the first known ruling of its kind in New York State during the current pandemic, according to WNYC/Gothamist.
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SI District Attorney Employs Facial Recognition Technology on Unsuspecting New Yorkers

A Freedom of Information Law disclosure revealed District Attorney McMahon’s use of the controversial Clearview AI application, as reported by WNYC/Gothamist.
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Cuomo Ignores Experts on COVID-19 Vaccination for Incarcerated New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society condemned the Governor for failing to immediately vaccinate incarcerated individuals against the virus, as reported by the Huffington Post.
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