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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

“Today, Christians worldwide will commemorate this day by celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise of His Second Coming.

“Have a blessed Easter Sunday.

“May it be a time of faith, hope, and new life.”

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“The journey from Jerusalem to Golgotha was agonizing and treacherous, yet for many Christians it was an act of love that would pave the way for mankind to be forgiven and not condemned.

“For God so loved the world, that he sent His only begotten Son as our Redeemer from a life of transgressions and sins. 

“Throughout Holy Week, we commemorated His final days on Earth, but today we honor His sacrifice on Calvary.

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NEW YORK, NY — Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), a member of the Council Committee on Youth Services, issued the following statement after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced budget cuts to the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“Amid a health and economic crisis, New Yorkers are in need of access to vital services and opportunities.

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Statement on Passover

As we face challenging times, the story of unshakable faith and freedom from bondage continues to inspire generations that G-d will always deliver us out of despair.

May the celebration of Passover uplift your spirits while strengthening the bonds of family and community amid the global pandemic. 

Chag Kosher V’Sameach

Statement on Holy Week

Today marks the beginning of religious observances throughout the month of April across all faiths – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. As customary, faith leaders would host services in observance of Palm Sunday, Passover, Good FridayEaster, and Ramadan. Unfortunately, this year will be anything but usual as all public gatherings and religious services are banned in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Now, more than ever, we are seeing the importance of protections and equity for all workers, especially women. As the largest proportion of health care workers, women are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Despite our presence on the essential workforce, wage inequity persists for all women and continues to grow for women of color. We are here to say we will always be essential, and there is no wrong time to demand what we deserve. 

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  • New York State on PAUSE: In New York we know that Policies Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone.
  • 100% of the workforce must stay home beginning Sunday, March 22 at 8PM, excluding essential services. 
  • All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned.
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices are temporarily closed for in-office visits. 
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It can be overwhelming to hear around-the-clock updates on the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as our city’s preparedness and response.

Because of this, I have enclosed a compilation of the changes implemented to-date for your easy reference. You can also register to receive any new developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in English when you text COVID to 692-692 or in Spanish when you text COVIDESP to 692-692.

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NEW YORK, NY — Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after the New York City Council implemented preventative measures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), suspending all legislative activities, closing its offices at 250 Broadway and throughout the five boroughs.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“As a precautionary measure, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the New York City Council has suspended all hearings, stated meetings and events until further notice. 

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