All families should have access to quality child care, but often the cost of quality care is out of reach for low income New Yorkers. New York’s child care subsidy system is largely federally funded, but because it’s a county administered system, the rules governing the administration of child care vary from county to county, leaving many eligible families without the support they need to stay in the work force, secure in the knowledge that their children are being properly cared for. Empire Justice Center engages in policy advocacy and analysis, working to improve the systems that provide child care subsidies to families.
Policy Matters – June 2020
June 16, 2020
In this edition of Policy Matters we’ll be sharing our latest legislative and budget updates, advocacy to remove barriers for New Yorkers in need of cash and food assistance, ways to better meet civil legal needs, protections for immigrants’ health, and statements on Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ rights.
In this edition we’ll be catching you up on our state budget advocacy, the importance of foreclosure protection, the Gender Recognition Act, pushing back against harmful proposed Social Security regulations, and more.
In this December 2019 edition of Policy Matters we’ll be covering victories for language access and survivors of domestic violence; setbacks for low income New Yorkers; how protections against wage theft are hanging in the balance; a round-up of some of 2019’s important consumer finance and housing legislation; and recognition for our staff!
Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter, Policy Matters. In this edition we condemn the murder of a community, mourn the loss of a colleague, celebrate a victory for disabled students, share our advocacy to prevent foreclosures and improper nursing home discharges, and update you on our latest COVID-19 free legal resources.