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District 45

Farah N. Louis

Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington

On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, recognized annually on January 11, we heighten the importance of education and advocacy to help end labor and sexual exploitation.

Additionally, we wear blue in support of survivors and victims unknown but not forgotten.  

Our communities are in a state of crisis. Yet, the outrage that one would expect has never surfaced because the data that would help us understand the gravity of the situation is non-existent.

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NEW YORK — Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after two separate shootings in Flatbush killed 62-year-old Daniel Romulus and wounded a woman listed in stable condition at Kings County Hospital. The shootings, which occurred on Saturday, were 2.5 hours and about a mile apart. The perpetrator has not been identified or apprehended in either case.

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NEW YORK – Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after the Honorable David Dinkins, New York City’s first and only African-American mayor, died at home on Monday. He was 93.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“From the United States Marine Corps to city and state government, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins was a man of humility with a heart for service to others.

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BROOKLYN, NY—Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement after Chadwick Boseman, star of Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking film Black Panther, died on Saturday after battling stage IV colon cancer. He was 43 years old. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“As the world and fans of Chadwick Boseman learned about his tragic death last Saturday, I shared their sentiments.

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BROOKLYN, NY — NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement after TV personality Regis Philbin died on Friday of natural causes at the age of 88. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“Last week, Regis Philbin, one of the hardest working men in television that I admired, passed away. 

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BROOKLYN, NY – NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-BROOKLYN) joined elected officials and community residents to celebrate the Grand Re-opening of two East Flatbush businesses, Suede Restaurant this past Thursday and Tropical Paradise Cajun Seafood Restaurant on Saturday. These small businesses are making a comeback several months after COVID-19 devastated District 45, one of the hardest hit communities in the City of New York. 

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BROOKLYN, NY — NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement after two Orthodox Jewish men were attacked within the span of a week in the Flatbush and Midwood sections of Brooklyn. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“I am saddened and outraged that an Orthodox Jewish man was simply walking home after a Shabbos meal in Flatbush when three men pulled over, yelled Anti-Semitic slurs before assaulting him.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the woman and the village of women who raised and shaped who you are as a person. To all the Mothers, Mother-to-be, and Mothers who have lost children, and those who have lost their Mothers due to natural causes or the novel Coronavirus, I wish peace to you on this day and hope that you are spending it with loved ones.

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BROOKLYN, NY – New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach the President of the United States for the third time in the nation’s history. President Donald J. Trump will face a Senate trial next year. “Today’s historic impeachment vote sends a resounding message that anyone who undermines our democracy or betrays the public’s trust by abusing their power will be held accountable –

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