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1. Simplifying the Complexities Surrounding Immigrant Access to Health Care

(Web Page; Mon May 13 12:16:00 CDT 2013)

Last week we released a two part report about immigrant access to health care in New York. The first part describes the evolution of the patchwork of laws passed by Congress that impact immigrant access to health care, including the fed...

Description: Last week we released a two part report about immigrant access to health care in New York.

2. The Supreme Court Reigns Supreme: Protecting Equal Rights, Access to Health Care for All

(Web Page; Fri Jun 26 10:37:00 CDT 2015)

WHAT A WEEK FOR JUSTICE! Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that federal subsidies for health care will continue to flow to those who need affordable insurance the most, regardless of which state they live in. It’s heartening...

Description: What a week for justice! SCOTUS issues decisions protecting the rights of all Americans.

3. What’s New in Medicaid: Breaking it Down for You

(Web Page; Thu Jul 18 12:29:00 CDT 2013)

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to comprehend all the changes that are happening to New York’s Medicaid program? We can help!Trilby de Jung, our Senior Health Law Attorney, and her Health Team colleagues here at Empire Justice ...

Description: Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to comprehend all the changes that are happening to New York’s Medicaid program? We can help!

4. C.A.S.H. Volunteers Claim $25 Million for Working Families in Monroe County

(Web Page; Thu May 16 08:29:00 CDT 2013)

Last week, I had the privilege of celebrating another successful tax season with C.A.S.H. [1] volunteers. This was our 11th year of providing free tax prep services to working families in Monroe County. From January through April, near...

Description: From January through April, nearly 500 volunteers helped complete more than 13,000 federal and NYS tax returns, claiming more than $25 million in tax refunds and credits.

5. Remembering 9/11

(Web Page; Fri Sep 09 14:13:00 CDT 2016)

Fifteen years seems like a lifetime ago. That gorgeous blue sky September morning. So many of us gathering in Albany for the first statewide Access to Justice Conference. The top leaders of the New York State Judiciary -- then Chief...

Description: President & CEO Anne Erickson remembers the day none of us will ever forget, 15 years later.

6. Empire Justice Center Partnering with New York Disability Vote Network to Bolster Political Capital of Individuals with Disabilities

(Web Page; Tue Jul 22 12:56:00 CDT 2014)

Written by Nicholas M. Lind, 2014 Policy InternNew York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN) Strengthens Individuals with DisabilitiesEmpire Justice Center is proud to announce our partnership with the New York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN)...

Description: Empire Justice Center is proud to announce our partnership with the New York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN), a project of the Center for Disability Rights.

7. TANF at 20: The 1996 "Welfare Reform" and its Impact, Part 3

(Web Page; Fri Mar 24 09:24:00 CDT 2017)

Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The ad...

Description: Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The advent of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 brought us the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, for better or for worse. Twenty plus years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives on TANF at 20.

8. Long Island Immigrant Children's Project: Much Accomplished, More to Do!

(Web Page; Thu May 28 15:03:00 CDT 2015)

Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Founda...

Description: Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Foundation.