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Policy Advocacy

Fighting for, advocating for, and creating just public policies for people experiencing poverty.

NYLAG stands proudly with vulnerable communities in New York, and beyond. We believe in the power of the law to change lives, so we push to ensure that our laws are just. We work to shape laws and policies, to reform those that are discriminatory or outdated, and to create new laws when emerging needs call for them.

Our Approach

We amplify the voices of our clients by advocating for them in spaces where they may not have a seat at the table. We do this in the following ways:

  • Educating policymakers about issues of poverty and the gaps in our civil justice system
  • Drafting legislation, public comments, and statements
  • Delivering testimony at government hearings, briefings, and other relevant spaces
  • Leading and taking part in coalitions and committees that integrate our clients’ needs into policy conversations
  • Marching and rallying with our clients and supporters

Policy advocacy statements, public comments, and news.

NYLAG Outlines 2024-2025 State Legislative Priorities 

As Albany kicks off its 2024 legislative session, the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) looks forward to advocating for the policies and budgetary measures in the following areas on behalf of the communities we serve and our mission to combat racial, social, and economic injustice.

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