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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, and daughter of Haitian immigrants issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s mass expulsion of Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“I am absolutely disgusted with the Biden Administration and the inhumane treatment of our Haitian sisters and brothers in Del Rio, Texas.

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Time may have passed, but the memories and heartache remain for the thousands of families whose lives forever changed after the September 11 terrorist attacks. We have never forgotten the loved ones that we lost in New York City and across this nation. We remember their bravery, compassion, unity, hope, and resiliency in the aftermath. On the twentieth anniversary, our eyes will once again turn to the Tribute in Light that will illuminate our city near the footprints of the Twin Towers as we reflect and observe moments of silence for those we miss dearly.

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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his home early this morning in Pèlerin, Port-au-Prince. He was 53.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH N. LOUIS

“I am heartbroken that Haiti’s president was killed and his wife injured, while an entire nation compounded by health and political crises grows weary about their future.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing a beautiful and blessed Mother’s Day to the women who love and nurture us every day, encouraging us in good and bad times. Thank you for those early mornings and late nights, comforting hugs, and memorable laughs! Although today is a celebratory occasion, for others, it can be a painful reminder of loss and challenges. Let us extend our love and appreciation to the caregivers in our lives, recognizing their importance and impact in shaping the future of our community.

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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah Louis, Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after the NYPD launched an investigation into the suspicious death of 12-year-old Romy Vilsaint in East Flatbush.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“Romy was only 12 years old and his life was invaluable, worth far more than the $1 dare that cut his life short and left his family searching for answers.

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“It is no secret how hard mothers work around-the-clock to support themselves and their families. Women deserve their fair share, regardless of their workspace. With more women of color at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we need to end the racial and gender disparities that perpetuate poverty in predominantly Black and brown households. The Marshall Plan for Moms Task Force is a crucial headstart to normalizing working mothers while advancing gender equity and pay parity,” said Council Member Farah N.

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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah N. Louis D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after five people were shot before 7 a.m. in separate incidents of gun violence on Sunday. All victims are listed in stable or critical condition.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“It is unnerving for the families of Council District 45 to be awakened by the sound of multiple gunshots in the middle of the night.

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NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC), released the following statement after 17-year-old Devonte Lewis was shot in the chest and hand outside of the Urban Dove Charter School on Thursday afternoon. He later died from his injuries at Kings County Hospital.  

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“I am outraged that 17-year-old Devonte Lewis will never receive his high school diploma, celebrate his 21st birthday, or change our community because he was killed in broad daylight, just steps outside of his school.

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“Our city’s COVID-19 response and recovery is three-fold – mental, physical, and economic. Today’s announcement shifts the focus onto the biggest challenge that we face even prior to the pandemic, ensuring that mental health support is accessible to all New Yorkers – particularly in Black and Brown communities that have been disproportionately affected by violence, health disparities, the loss of loved ones and housing instability.

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“Fair and equitable access to mental health services has been an issue for New Yorkers who are members of communities that have been historically underserved by the current healthcare system, whether it be those living in minority communities dubbed “mental health deserts”, those suffering from homelessness, substance abuse, and disabilities, or those who are part of the criminal justice system.

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