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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

“At one point hosting more Irishmen than Dublin itself, Irish-Americans have been an integral part of New York City throughout its vast history. As conditions at home worsened, due to both mistreatment and abuse by the British, and a Great Famine which threw Ireland into starvation, the United States, the land of opportunity, was a refuge for millions of Irish men, women, and children.

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“As breadwinners and caregivers, we should not have to ‘catch up’ to what men earned last year— three months into the new year. It devalues the hard work that we do each day to bolster the local economy and strengthen our communities. Women across professions deserve equal pay for equal work to ensure that no one is left behind during our city’s post-pandemic recovery.

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NEW YORK — Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), issued the following statement after Russia invaded Ukraine early Thursday morning.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

On Thursday, our worst fear was actualized when Russian military forces launched a series of attacks on Ukrainian military and civilian assets across the nation.

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NEW YORK — Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), a member of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after a federal jury found three police officers guilty of violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao were at the scene when George Floyd was murdered by former police officer, Derek Chauvin, while in their custody.

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NEW YORK — Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), co-chair of the Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“President Joe Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court today is a monumental breakthrough for women of color, who have historically been underserved and underrepresented on the bench of our nation’s highest court.

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NEW YORK — Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after a jury found the three white men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery guilty of federal hate crimes.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“On Tuesday, a jury found Gregory McMichael, his son, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan guilty on all counts of hate crimes, for their hateful, racist, and abhorrent murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man out for a jog in the Georgia neighborhood of Satilla Shores, until the three men jumped into their vehicle, guns in hand, and chased Ahmaud down, brutally murdering him with multiple shots from their shotguns. 

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“The announcement of the Summer Youth Employment Program’s expansion to record numbers this year is a relief for thousands of families who rely on City programming to keep their children engaged in opportunities that will nurture their professional development while strengthening our communities. These are the critical investments that will provide meaningful alternatives to young New Yorkers while curbing gun and gang violence,” said Council Member Farah N.

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CONTACT:

Kristia Winter (LOUIS) KWinter@council.nyc.gov / 718-629-2900
Sam Weinberger (JOSEPH) SWeinberger@council.nyc.gov / (646) 753-2193
Alex Hunter (BROOKS-POWERS) AHunter@council.nyc.gov / (917) 658-5154
Frank Shea (NARCISSE) FShea@council.nyc.gov / (646) 369-2834

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NEW YORK — Council Members Farah N. Louis, Rita Joseph, Selvena Brooks-Powers, and Mercedes Narcisse released the following joint statement after 17-year-old Terah Sauveur was fatally struck by a teen driver while crossing the intersection at Kings Highway and Avenue K in Brooklyn on Saturday.

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Kristia Winter / KWinter@council.nyc.gov
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BROOKLYN, NY — Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), Co-Chair of the New York City Council’s Women’s Caucus, released the following statement after 50-year-old Dorothy Clarke-Rozier was fatally stabbed in a random attack early Sunday morning while walking to work at the nearby Pathmark in East Flatbush.

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