District 27

I. Daneek Miller

Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, St. Albans, Queens Village, and Springfield Gardens

“Our immigrant brothers and sisters face the very real threat of deportation and separation from their families every day,” said Councilman I. Daneek Miller, Co-Chair of the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus.

“This investment will go a long way in ensuring that they receive the support services they deserve as contributing members of our community.

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“The men and women of the NYPD routinely confront danger with remarkable courage, accepting the possibility that each goodbye spoken before they walk out the door could be their last. Officer Brian Mulkeen displayed such resolve this past weekend when he gave his life so that our City can continue to live in safety, and we owe his family an eternal debt of gratitude for that sacrifice.

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City Council members have been told that the commission’s preliminary recommendations will come out in late October or early November, Council Member Daneek Miller (D) said at the Queens forum.

Commission leaders have said before that final recommendations would follow the preliminary findings after another round of public input.

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“Our city’s greatness is owed to the work and performance of its dedicated civils servants, but the municipal legacy system that has suppressed generations of Black and Brown New Yorkers aspiring to serve our city endures in 2019, and that is a tragedy,” said Miller, who represents a portion of southeast Queens.

“Our first responders of color at EMS love their jobs, but don’t get a fair salary that keeps food on their families tables, and reluctantly leave for gainful employment as firefighters or sanitation workers.

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Two bills co-sponsored by Councilmen Daneek Miller (D-St.Albans) and Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) would establish a city-run retirement savings program that would be funded through an after-taxes payroll deduction.

Under the Miller-Kalos Plan, companies that have 10 or more employees would be covered if they do not offer some sort of retirement savings program.

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“We advocated for all civilian responders who were at Ground Zero to be granted unlimited sick leave, and moved the City Council to lend its voice to the nationwide call for Congress to pass the law that made the Victim Compensation Fund permanent,” said Council Member I. Daneek Miller, chair of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor.

“I applaud the Administration for its proposal to provide health-care security and peace of mind to surviving family members of our heroes and heroines.

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A Jamaica block has a new name in honor of the late NYPD Detective Keith L. Williams, who was killed in 1989 by a prisoner he and a fellow detective were transporting.

A “Detective Keith L. Williams Way” street sign went up Saturday at the corner of 172nd Street and Liberty Avenue, after the City Council approved Council Member I.

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“For those of us who witnessed the fateful events of 9/11, the imagery of that day – the planes, the fire, the smoke, the people, the debris, the dust, the heroism – is no less vivid eighteen years later. As we remember those we lost on September 11, 2001, let us also remember those we have lost since, as well as those who suffer still, due to deadly and debilitating 9/11-related illnesses: first responders, civilian workers, and survivors,”

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“New York City is the financial capital of the world, and the ugly truth is that its stature as such has roots in the slave trade,” said Councilman I. Daneek Miller, a co-sponsor of the legislation with Councilwoman Inez Barron (D-Brooklyn).

“Major corporations like JPMorgan Chase have been forced to disclose their past ties to slavery, and the City Council has a responsibility to ensure that our local agencies are not employing services from businesses that have benefited from a 400-year legacy of human suffering,”

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“Senior Appreciation Month is a very special time for us, as we honor the legacy of our senior citizens and their contributions to our society,” Miller said in a statement. “We’re pleased that participation in this festival continues to grow in our borough. We have a lot of fun things planned, from a Mets game at Citi Field to our informational Senior Luncheon, where we provide access to legal services for matters regarding wills, estates, and other issues.”

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