Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Nisha Agarwal as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson, to advance the Administration’s recently announced DemocracyNYC initiative. Continue Reading →
The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has officially launched its new Paid Care Division within its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) with the first in a series of events to bring together paid care workers, including home care and domestic workers, as well as workers’ rights organizations, policy experts, and legislators. Continue Reading →
Join the conversation featuring panelists Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr. Rabbi Ben Kamin, Shaun King, Joshua Lawrence, Lazard Tamika D. Mallory, Elie Mystal, Opal Tometi and L. Joy Williams.
The Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit and Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Commission on Human Rights announced today a series of ongoing events and a new social media ad campaign that promote respect, understanding, and support for the City’s diverse Muslim communities. Continue Reading →
Patricia Rivera, a 33-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant, remembers when she first began looking for a lawyer to help her resolve her status. “It was going to cost me $2,000 up front just to start looking at my papers, and then $10,000 to finish up the case,” said the mother of two U.S.-born children. Continue Reading →