If you’ve been loving on the work of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and wondering how to show your support outside of donations – this coming Monday can be your days to shine! SRLP is deeply involved in two major issues that are opportunities for you to show your support. Sometimes simply being visible – saying “yes I care about TGNCI people” by being present – makes a world of difference.
MONDAY October 19
Many of you know about our ongoing work to provide health care for low-income New Yorkers. This campaign – which has been ongoing for over 12 years – is now playing out in court with the federal class action Cruz v. Zucker which was brought in partnership with the Legal Aid Society and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
We last updated you in July that our case had survived a “Motion to Dismiss.” We now have a date for oral arguments on several important motions within the case: a motion to de-certify our class, a motion for reconsideration, and both party’s motions for summary judgment. The argument will be open to the public. Your respectful attendance would support the individuals who have put their most vulnerable medical histories before the court. We are asking our communities to come to court to support these individuals! Medically necessary and life affirming health care cannot be something that only the wealthy can access.
The oral argument will take place at 4pm on Monday, October 19 in Courtroom 14B of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse 500 Pearl St.
In order to attend you will need to pass through a metal detector and court officers. Please do not bring food or drink with you or anything that could be considered a weapon. You may also be asked to show a valid ID such as your passport, NYC ID, or NYS ID.
Please be aware that you cannot hold banners, make noise, or otherwise voice support – your presence is all that is needed to say that trans healthcare is medically necessary and life-affirming! If you wish, wear green!