We met with City Council Member Costa Constantinides, who then introduced Resolution 198 (formerly Res 1514-2017), urging the MTA to add a member to NYC Transit’s Paratransit Advisory Committee to represent pregnant women and families. Call your local City Council Member today and ask them to support this Resolution! Find your rep here: http://council.nyc.gov/districts/
See our petition to add a Pregnancy and Family Representative to the MTA's Accessibility Board
Send a letter to the selection committee or write your support in electronically.
Hearts Across Queens, MOMally, and UP-STAND hosted a transit rally to draw attention to the MTA’s significant customer base of caregivers and children, a constituency that needs improved subway accessibility; the MTA’s misplaced priorities during renovations on the N/W line, which should include accessibility upgrades; and severely delayed elevator installation at the Astoria Boulevard Station.
UP-STAND worked with Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal to create and support New York State Assembly Legislative Bill A586, an act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to priority seating for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passengers. This bill was reintroduced in January 2018. Read our Memo of Support.
Read more here.
Find your NY Senator to support this legislation and make getting out and about with a little one a whole lot easier.
We submitted a Memo of Support for A7213, which would require full service family restrooms in public buildings.
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