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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

NEW YORK – Today, Council Member Farah Louis, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions led an oversight hearing that tackled the issue of access to mental health care in communities of color. During the nearly three-hour-long hearing, we heard testimony from the Administration, Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams, service providers, advocates, and families who expressed their concerns and made recommendations on how to address the racial and economic disparities that millions of New Yorkers experience while seeking support during their hour of need. 

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“In District 45, we are already partnering with DSNY and residents to clean, beautify, and preserve our community. The City Cleanup Corps will help accelerate our existing efforts while creating much-needed jobs to support the economic recovery of families and small businesses devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can set a new standard of cleanliness while protecting our environment for future generations,”

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Happy Easter

Millions worldwide, bonded by faith, are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. With a joyful heart, we look towards the start of a new season and the promise of a life filled with hope.
Have a blessed Easter Sunday.

Since Palm Sunday, millions of Christians have observed Holy Week to commemorate the historic events that illustrated God’s unconditional love, compassion, and forgiveness of our sins.  As we reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that took place on Calvary, may we always remember how love can change hearts, restore hope, and transform a community. Have a blessed Good Friday. 

“As one of the communities hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, our recovery has been among the slowest because of the racial disparities and limited resources. Despite the public health statistics, vaccination hubs have not been close to those who need it most. With the number of eligible New Yorkers growing and new variants on the rise, it is imperative that we remove the barriers to give Black and Brown families a fighting chance.

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“The Department of Sanitation has always been a vital partner in preserving the environmental health, safety, and sustainability of our communities. By restoring funding and litter basket service while spurring neighborhood cleanups, we are taking a major step forward to provide a much-needed service for all New Yorkers, especially during the post-pandemic recovery. We need to ensure we provide quality of life with the support of New York’s Strongest to keep us moving in the right direction,” said Council Member Farah N.

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Chag Kosher V’Sameach

Amid a year-long pandemic and unprecedented challenges, families turned to their faith for solace and understanding.

As we reflect on the Israelites’ bondage and long-awaited exodus, may we never forget the promise of deliverance. Centuries later, their story and challenging path towards freedom inspire young and old.

Although this Passover will not be celebrated as customary due to State mandates on large gatherings and physical distancing, we must continue to rely on G-d and each other for strength and words of encouragement.

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“The expansion of 3K for All within School Districts 17, 18, and 22 is a crucial step towards closing the achievement gap and advancing education equity. Our bright scholars, regardless of zip code, deserve unlimited access to opportunities that will help them learn and excel. Early childhood education has been proven to provide our youth with a headstart in life by entering the classroom at a young age.

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“Women wear many hats and need a dedicated space where they can freely explore the resources that are readily available to turn their dreams into reality. WE NYC has become a digital hub for diverse and multi-talented women to connect and network at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey. Women have always been at the forefront of our economy, and it is time that we invest in building their confidence, capacity, and contract awards to stabilize families and communities across this city,” said Council Member Farah N.

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NEW YORK – Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucusjoined community advocates, faith leaders, and elected officials at a rally against hate on Sunday following anti-Asian violence in New York City and Georgia.

Last Tuesday, eight people were fatally shot at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area.

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