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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

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Alex Taylor, Communications Director
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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 Caucus, issued the following statement on the earthquake in Haiti.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

Yesterday, a terrible earthquake struck Haiti that caused significant damage to the country.

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CONTACT:
Alex Taylor, Communications Director
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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 Caucus, issued the following statement following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“Gov.

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On behalf of Council District 45, I would like to share my warmest greetings and congratulations today to the Jamaican diaspora on the 59th anniversary of Jamaican independence. This year’s Independence Day is being celebrated under the theme “stronger together.”

August 6th is not only a celebration of freedom from colonial rule, but also a recognition of Jamaica’s enormous cultural contributions to the global stage —

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CONTACT:
Alex Taylor, Communications Director
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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 Caucus, issued the following statement following the release of the “Pay Equity in New York City” report.

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CONTACT:
Alex Taylor, Communications Director
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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah N. Louis, Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after Wednesday’s shooting in East Flatbush.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH N. LOUIS

“Sending heartfelt prayers to the family of a 21-year-old man who was senselessly shot and killed in East Flatbush yesterday, barely a mile away from the Lenox Road Baptist Church where Governor Andrew Cuomo and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams convened to address the summer spike in shootings.

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Eid al-Adha

Today, Muslims – locally and globally – are observing Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest days in Islam.

The holiday commemorates the story of the Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah and his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail.

It is meant to remind Muslims of their faithfulness to Allah and each other.

May this occasion unite us as a community through love, compassion and caring for the needs of others.

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CONTACT:
Alex Taylor, Communications Director
ATaylor@council.nyc.gov
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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement on a drive-by shooting Monday in East Flatbush and the rising trend of gun violence in New York City.

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CONTACT:
Alex Taylor, Communications Director
ATaylor@council.nyc.gov
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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement on the death of New York City rapper Biz Markie.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of pioneering New York City rapper and beatmaster Biz Markie, who died Friday at the age of 57.

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CONTACT:
Alex Taylor, Communications Director
ATaylor@council.nyc.gov
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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement denouncing Friday’s anti-Semitic attack on New York Avenue.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH LOUIS

“This morning my office was alerted to a disturbing anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish man who was viciously assaulted and robbed on his way to shul on New York Avenue.

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