Transportation

Core Issues for 2007-08

The Disabilities Network of New York City's advocacy agenda is set by a vote of its members each year prior to the publication and distribution of the Disability Agenda. The idea is to pick 3-4 specific issues and fashion winnable campaigns by which we can chart our progress as a coalition.

For more information about the Disabilities Network advocacy campaigns, please contact Director of Advocacy Lawrence Carter-Long at lawrence@dnnyc.net.

Building Codes
[Monitoring the work of the Mayoral Code Commission and its technical sub-commitees of the International Building Code as it prepares to present NYC amendments to the NYC Council in Spring 2007 for approval...]

Housing
[Uniting to advocate for accessible, affordable, and integrated housing in NYC, and in 2007, to ensure that New Yorkers with Disabilities win some of the 22,000 Section 8 Vouchers NYCHA is distributing starting Feb. 12... Link to Feb 28 Meeting Notes]

Employment
[70% of people with disabilities of working age are unemployed. New York City must work to address this problem. Transcript of Feb. 21 workshop to work on talking points for advocacy agenda.]

Transportation
[Ensuring that New Yorkers with disabilities have equal access to an intermodal transportation system so as to be able to compete in the mainstream life of NYC... Summary of overall issues discussed at Feb. 8 workshop to narrow focus of this year's advocacy agenda on Transportation]

In Addition
[The Disabilities Network of NYC coordinates meetings with officials in public agencies from time to time, so that New Yorkers with disabilities can have input on particular projects, like the proposed Imagination Playground at John Street in Manhattan...

The transcript of the recent Community Forum on April 18 regarding the state of healthcare in New York state is available online.]

2007-08 Priority Issues
Building Codes
Housing
Employment

Transportation

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