Arent Fox To Be Honored by Appleseed For Pro Bono Efforts on Behalf of Low-Income NYC Taxi Workers
NEW YORK – APRIL 19, 2012 – Appleseed, a nonprofit network of public interest justice centers and professionals with whom Arent Fox works as a partner to help build a just society through legal, legislative, and market-based structural reform, will honor the Firm at Appleseed’s Pillars of Justice Awards reception to be held on June 21 in New York.
Specifically, Arent Fox will be recognized for its work with Appleseed in designing fair access to health care for low-income taxi workers in New York City. Arent Fox and Appleseed has been working with the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, an organization serving 15,000 cab drives in New York, to advocate before the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission for the creation of a Health & Benefits Fund that would ensure access to group health care insurance for the city’s drivers.
Appleseed will honor Arent Fox’s Connie Raffa, Lauren Tabak Fass, and Tope Yusuf, who have spent countless pro bono hours working with Appleseed and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance on this matter, which NY Appleseed considers an integral component of its mission to bring fairness, justice, and opportunity to all.