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Advocacy

Transit Accessibility

UP-STAND proposed and successfully advocated for the MTA's Baby on Board pregnancy pin pilot programGet your free MTA pin now!

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

 

General Accessibility

We teamed up with Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas to introduce new legislation, The Family Accommodation in Entertainment Act (A9775), to make spaces more accommodating and family friendly. This legislation requires places of entertainment (as defined in the New York State Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, Section 23.03) such as stadiums, arenas, convention centers, theaters, gardens or other places of amusement to provide accommodations, if readily achievable, including high chairs and booster seats (where appropriate), changing tables in all public restrooms, stroller parking, and a private, hygienic location for nursing or pumping breast milk. In addition, public restrooms would have at least one stall with a child protection seat mounted on the wall so that parents or babysitters can use the bathroom without having to juggle a baby.
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.

Christine served as a 2017 CIDNY Poll Site Accessibility Monitor in the NYC General Election. Read more about her experience and see results.


If you have an issue or item you would like us to consider addressing, please email us at info@up-stand.com.