Black Star NewsThe Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center joins demands put forward by Communities United for Police Reform, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Decrim NY, and Black Youth Project for the NYPD to be defunded, and resources be redirected to supporting Black communities who have been, and continue to be, disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and targeted by police violence.
The Sex Workers Project (SWP) and the Human Rights Project (HRP) stand in solidarity with all those voicing their outrage at the continued state violence perpetrated against African/Black people in the U.S.
‘I have a mortgage to pay’: Sex workers banned from small-business loans under CARES Act due to ‘prurient sexual nature’
Market Watch“Sex workers are heavily affected by measures such as social distancing and business shutdowns because they simply cannot go to their workplaces anymore, and are seeing a sharp decrease in their clients. Unlike employees from ‘mainstream’ businesses, many sex workers are not eligible for unemployment benefits,” says Lynn Liu, the development and communications associate at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City.
Streets Blog NYCStreet vendors, who for decades have fought official harassment for the right to operate their businesses, must play a central role in any city effort to extend street and sidewalk dining. It’s simply a matter of equity.
CurbedAnthony Williams, a 67-year-old homeless New Yorker who is now staying in a hotel, had been sleeping on the subway as of a few weeks ago, but he was able to get a hotel room for himself through funds from a GoFundMe campaign organized by the Urban Justice Center.
NY1 NoticiasA pesar de que según datos de la organización Street Vendor Project, cerca del 90% de los puestos ambulantes en la ciudad cerraron por el brote de COVID19, Rolando y su esposa Ana no han dejado ningún día de vender fruta en la esquina de Wyona y New Lots en East new York.
Gotham GazetteBut that’s precisely the problem: privacy is already a part of the fight against the pandemic. If the Governor can’t give a clear and direct response to questions like, “who has access to the data,” then how can New Yorkers be expected to provide that data in the first place?
"What Cuomo is proposing beginning June 20 is not a moratorium but is prohibiting certain types of cases," Marika Dias, managing director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, told Law360. "What that means in practice is that it's going to shift the onus onto the tenants to make sure they fit into that category."
Daily DotThe preemption of state level laws was also a sticking point for Albert Fox Cahn, the executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, since it would effectively block states from going further than the federal one if they chose to do so.