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 – July 2019
July 09, 2019
In this edition we’ll share this year’s legislative victories, and few areas where we’ve built support for next year; plus the end of one leadership era, and the beginning of another.
Welcome to Policy Matters – Empire Justice Center’s newsletter to catch you up on all of our policy advocacy efforts to make the law work for all New Yorkers! In this edition we’ll be covering a number of legislative victories for domestic violence victims, working parents, homeowners, and disabled and low income New Yorkers; giving you progress updates on some of our ongoing legislative campaigns; sharing updates on local organizing in Long Island and Rochester; and inviting you all to join us for our upcoming Celebration of Leadership!
In this April 2019 edition of our Policy Maters newsletter, we’ll be covering a long overdue victory for transgender New Yorkers, our robust budget campaigns (including big budget wins for homeowners and immigrants), plus some local and federal advocacy around disability, civil rights, and consumer issues.
The Empire Justice Center and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice filed a Class Action Complaint in federal court against Frances Pierre, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Social Services (Suffolk County DSS), on behalf of Suffolk County residents with disabilities who need accommodations to access public benefits and participate in programs administered by Suffolk County DSS, such as Medicaid, SNAP (commonly known as Food Stamps), Temporary Assistance, and Temporary Housing Assistance.