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Healthy Families

MRNY works to guarantee equal rights, access, and improved healthcare for the 2.5 million New Yorkers with limited English proficiency. We have:

  • Improved disease prevention, early detection, and nutrition for 20,000+ community members through direct benefits and health insurance enrollment, HIV testing, and health education.

  • Secured the right to translation and interpretation services at all NYC public benefits offices; major public and private hospitals statewide; major chain pharmacies statewide; and City, State, and Long Island county government agencies.


  • Guaranteed equal access at Nassau County agencies with new Executive Orders requiring translation and interpretation services.

  • Helped 2,474 people access public benefits, health insurance, HIV testing, and peer health education.

  • Launched an Affordable Care Act enrollment program to help 1,000 families and small businesses access health insurance in the first year of the state's new exchange.

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Announcing a Major Expansion of Paid Sick Days

It's a new day for working class New Yorkers!

On January 17, Mayor de Blasio, City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and members of the City Council announced an exciting new proposal to expand New York City's Paid Sick Days law, which MRNY and our partners helped to win last spring!

Under the original law, set to take effect this April, employers with 15 employees or more will be required to provide 5 paid sick days -- impacting one million workers. Mayor de Blasio's proposal would extend this requirement to businesses with 5 employees or more.

The new proposal also includes manufacturing workers (who were left out of the original law). Hundreds of thousands more New Yorkers will be able to take a paid day off to care for themselves or a sick family member. Read more...