En Español Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Language Access
Type: Press Advisory

Massive Civil Rights Complaint Against Illegal Discrimination at NYC Pharmacies Gains 10 New Complainants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

     

Fifty
community members to meet and share stories with the State Attorney
General on the 1 year anniversary of  filing of a civil rights
complaint with his office. Over 20 new complainants have joined the
case since it’s initial filing.

PHARMACIES ROUTINELY PUT IMMIGRANTS AT RISK BY PROVIDING
MEDICINES WITH ENGLISH-ONLY LABELS AND INSTRUCTIONS.

IMMIGRANT
VICTIMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AT MANY NEW YORK
CITY PHARMACIES WILL DESCRIBE THEIR EXPERIENCES.

RELEASE OF REPORT "BAD MEDICINE" WHICH CONTAINS OVER
35 TESTIMONIES SHOWING HOW THE LACK OF TRANSLATED
LABELS AND INTERPRETATION SERVICES IMPAIRS ACCESS
TO HEALTHCARE AND PUTS PEOPLE IN DANGER.

WHAT:

  • Scores of immigrants will gather to discuss discrimination at pharmacies.
  • Press
    conference featuring community members describing their experiences and
    hearing from the NYS Attorney General about the status of their
    investigation.
  • Release of a report detailing laws violated by many pharmacies and real-life stories of how people suffer.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 6 at 11am.  

WHERE: Make the Road New York, 301 Grove Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237
L to Myrtle/Wyckoff Avenues, or M to Knickerbocker Ave.

WHO: Members
and staff of Make the Road New York, Attorneys from New York Lawyers
for the Public Interest, representatives of the NYS Attorney General
and NYC Public Advocate.  

*** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ****
Interviews with community members and copies of written testimony and report available on request.