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Op-Ed: Racial Progress Needs Systemic Change, Not a Rare Conviction

Representatives of the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid caucus address the recent Derek Chauvin verdict and the continuing issues of police violence and racism in a piece for the New York Law Journal.
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Op-Ed: After Cannabis Legalization, NY Needs an Automatic Expungement Law

The Legal Aid Society's Emma Goodman urged lawmakers to expand automatic expungement and eliminate residual criminal records in an opinion piece for City Limits.
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Op-Ed: State Policy Reforms Will Stabilize Housing in the Pandemic, and After

Judith Goldiner, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Law Reform Unit, penned a joint op-ed in Crain's urging lawmakers to enact several key reforms.
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Op-Ed: America’s Other Front Line

The Legal Aid Society's Adriene Holder contributed to a New York Times article highlighting the perspectives of nonprofit workers grappling with the COVID-19 crisis.
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Op-Ed: How to Save Lives in Jail Right Now

In a joint opinion piece in the New York Daily News, Kayla Simpson from the Prisoners' Rights Project calls on government officials to learn from past mistakes and renew efforts to decarcerate NYC jails.
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Op-Ed: New York’s Pandemic Response Leaves Prisoners Out in the Cold

Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society penned a joint op-ed in today's Times Union calling on the Governor to "vigorously" use his power to grant clemency in the face of surging COVID infections.
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Op-Ed: This is Sham NYPD Reform

Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice, penned a joint op-ed in the New York Daily News slamming the Mayor and NYPD Commissioner for dodging actual reform and reinforcing the status quo.
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Op-Ed: Joe Biden & Kamala Harris, Rebuild the Economy: Decriminalize Sex Work

Sabrina Talukder - an immigration attorney at The Exploitation Intervention Project - penned an op-ed for CNN calling on the incoming Biden administration to form a national task force to decriminalize sex work.
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Op-Ed: Albany Must Fix Rent Relief Program to Serve More NY Families in Need

The Legal Aid Society's Judith Goldiner and Ellen Davidson penned a joint op-ed in City Limits calling on the Governor and Legislature to act immediately to avoid the impending forfeiture of statewide rent relief program funds.
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Op-Ed: Do Right by Homeless People

Josh Goldfein, from The Legal Aid Society's Homeless Rights Project, is the co-author of an op-ed in today's New York Daily News which calls for a well-reasoned approach to sheltering homeless New Yorkers safely during the COVID-19 crisis.
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