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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

Happy Father’s Day

Life is full of special moments that remind us of how truly blessed we are to be surrounded by love.

Today, we celebrate the dads in our lives who support us in all that we do while honoring those we lost in our lifetime. 

Thank you for being our role models and making tremendous sacrifices to ensure that we become the best version of ourselves. 

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BROOKLYN, NY — On the heels of historic protests, police reforms and advancements towards racial justice, hundreds gathered on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library for a Cel-Liberation Rally to commemorate Juneteenth. 

The inaugural youth-led rally was organized by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Council Member Farah N. Louis, Council Majority Leader Laurie A.

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BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement lauding the New York State legislature for passing the Say Their Name Reform Agenda Package, which was signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. This package of bills will transform community policing, by expanding transparency and accountability while putting an end to chokehold bans and false 911 calls that have weaponized police officers against Black people. 

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Every June, while we celebrate the end of the school year and start of summer, we face the grim reality of increased gun violence.

With the proposed elimination of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) due to the city’s budget shortfall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are in uncharted territory. 

We need to invest not divest from communities hardest hit by the pandemic like District 45.

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With our nation engulfed in anti-police brutality protests, there are parallels that can be drawn between the U.S. and Caribbean Diaspora – the journey towards freedom, equality, and justice. 

Today, we stand united regardless of race, religion, and faith to forge a progressive and inclusive path that will eradicate the systemic racism and prejudice that has sown discord in our community. 

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BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement calling for cuts to the NYPD’s budget as the city faces a $9 billion budget shortfall due to resources exhausted in the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The NYPD, which has a $6 billion budget, was largely spared in contrast to the proposed cuts to city agencies such as the Department of Education, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;

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BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after the Office of Minneapolis Attorney General Keith Ellison upgraded charges against Officer Derek Chauvin who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. He is charged with second-degree murder, in addition to the original charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter with culpable negligence. 

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BROOKLYN, NY — Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after police and protesters clashed last night during a demonstration held at Barclays Center in response to the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police while in their custody. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“Haunted by images of brutality and the final pleas of Black men and women of all ages, we persist in honor of those who have been unjustly detained and taken from us.

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Happy Shavuot

In an ever-changing world, unshakeable faith is often the only constant in our lives. Tonight, the Jewish community will celebrate Shavuot to commemorate when the Torah was given to Moses by G-d atop Mount Sinai. Centuries later, the laws and teachings found in the Torah remain fundamental to Jewish life and culture.  Wishing all who will observe this joyous occasion a chag sameach. 

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Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-BROOKLYN) introduced two pieces of legislation intended to keep the NYPD accountable and increase access to housing services, respectively. 

Introduction 1953, introduced alongside Council Members Carlina Rivera and Rafael Salamanca, will mandate the NYPD to report on its Public Health Enforcement activities. As COVID-19 descended on New York City, sweeping executive orders intended to protect public health were implemented in the interest of flattening the curve.

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