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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

(NEW YORK, NY) – Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), Co-Chair of New York City Council Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, was appointed as Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions after a Council vote.  

“Over the past year as a new Council Member, it has been my honor and privilege to serve and support members in their committees.

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Happy New Year

Wishing you a Happy New Year on behalf of my family, staff, and I.

At the dawn of every new year comes excitement for a fresh start and the new opportunities that await us. After a challenging year, we hope that 2021 will be full of promise and prosperity.   

As the confetti settles and loud cheers fade in the background, may the happiness that we feel on January 1st last a lifetime. 

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Happy Haitian Independence Day!

Today, the Haitian community –locally and abroad – is celebrating their Declaration of Independence from French rule which occurred on this exact date in 1804. More than 200 years later, the vibrant people of this island nation remain resilient and determined to overcome any setback. 

As we recount the stories of our ancestors and the successful slave revolt that would forever change the world, we must also recognize the historical significance and global impact of the Haitian Revolution. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated families and communities in so many ways that we have yet to comprehend fully. We are all in this together, struggling to survive past a health and economic crisis that nearly crippled our city. As New Yorkers, we have always been resilient and recovered from disasters when given a lifeline and a fighting chance. The COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act is the right and humane thing to do to ensure that tenants, homeowners, and small landlords are not displaced from their homes for extraordinary circumstances that are far beyond their control.

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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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The principles of Kwanzaa are deeply rooted in community building and empowerment. Every candle lit is a reminder of how each value works together to strengthen who we are individually, but most importantly, collectively.

This week-long celebration of African-American culture and heritage has instilled the importance of unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba), and faith (imani) across familial generations.  

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Merry Christmas

Wishing all who celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ – the greatest gift ever given to mankind – a blessed and Merry Christmas.

May this holiday season restore hope, joy, and peace in our hearts and in our homes.

Statement on Chanukah

As Jewish families around the world light their menorahs to celebrate the festival of lights, we are reminded of the story of Chanukah. This story teaches us to fight against all forms of hate and bigotry, with the same tenacity as the Maccabbean revolt against the Greek-Syrian oppressors. Although we are facing more challenges than ever before, the message remains the same, we too will remain resilient.    

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Statement on World AIDS Day

NEW YORK – Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement to commemorate World AIDS Day, which is observed annually on December 1.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“Today, we remember those we lost, stand in solidarity with 38 million people worldwide who live with HIV, and reflect on the progress that we have made to move closer towards our goal of an AIDS-free generation.

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Happy Thanksgiving

In this season of gratitude and generosity, I am thankful for the extraordinary experiences we have shared over the past several months as family, friends, neighbors, and New Yorkers.

During an unprecedented pandemic, we rallied behind our frontline and essential workers who propelled this city forward. Residents and small business owners came together to offer a helping hand during such difficult times.  

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