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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

BROOKLYN, NY – As we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking  the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, we remember the six million Jews who were killed during the Holocaust. 

Nearly 80 years later, anti-Semitism remains an ever-present threat for Jewish communities across our city and nation. Earlier this month, a woman harassed then spat on an 8-year-old boy outside of a Midwood synagogue.

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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 the New York City Council elected Adrienne E. Adams as the city’s first African-American speaker.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“Yesterday, my colleagues and I at the New York City Council made history by electing Adrienne E.

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Happy New Year

With 2022 finally here, I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. 

When transitioning into a New Year, it is always a good time to reflect on and appreciate all the challenges we overcame in the past year; appreciate the successes, celebrate the end of an era and the beginning of another. 

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Kwanzaa is a vibrant, annual celebration emphasizing the significance of African-American culture. 

As each of the seven candles in the kinara is lit, we reflect on how every principle and person is interconnected.  

By harnessing the power of our community, we have transcended societal barriers meant to hinder our collective progress. 

Let us continue to build upon the legacy of our ancestors –

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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 season of light inspire hope in our hearts and in our homes.

As we look towards a new year on the horizon, let each day bring us closer to love, joy, and peace across communities. 

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Kristia Winter / KWinter@council.nyc.gov
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NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 2442-A, codifying the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health into the City Charter and establishing the Office as a permanent part of City government. Built on the strong foundation of ThriveNYC, the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health coordinates an all-government approach to mental health and works with city government agencies and over 200 community-based organizations to close gaps in mental health care through innovation.

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Kristia Winter / KWinter@council.nyc.gov
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NEW YORK—The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Raquel Batista today announced that the City will provide $1,500,000 in funding to help newly arrived Haitian New Yorkers access immigration legal assistance and social services.  

“While Haitian migrants continue to face an uncertain future, it is imperative we continue to work with CBOs who have been leaders in helping this community,” said 

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Happy Thanksgiving

As another year comes to an end, I am thankful for old and new friends who have rolled up their sleeves and worked towards the betterment of Council District 45.

Together, we have helped thousands of families at risk of economic, food, and housing insecurity while expanding access to healthcare and protections against discrimination.

Our community has faced tremendous challenges, but we continue to persevere because of our collective strength and determination to overcome these obstacles.

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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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