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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

NEW YORK, NY — Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after a student at Brooklyn College tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS
“On Thursday evening, a member of the Brooklyn College community tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Members of the campus community—students, faculty, and staff—have been notified.

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Dear Neighbor,

Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic. As of this morning, there were more than 60 confirmed cases in the city and over 200 statewide.

If you recently returned to New York from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy or Japan and you do not have symptoms, the Health Department requires that you home self-monitor. 

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BROOKLYN, NY — New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis , Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement after sexual predator Harvey Weinstein was sentenced today to serve twenty-three years in prison.

“Today’s verdict brings a sigh of relief and a victory for survivors of sexual violence everywhere. Unfortunately, it is rare that the law works to the advantage of survivors, but today is different—and the bravery and resiliency of each of the accusers cannot be understated.

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Happy International Women’s Day! 

On this day, we celebrate and honor women worldwide for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our families, communities, governments, and businesses. 

Gender has been a centuries-old hindrance in American society and across the globe. 

Women and girls have been denied an education, nontraditional employment, equal pay, merit-based promotions, reproductive freedom, the right to vote, and decide whether or whom to marry.

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BROOKLYN, NY — New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after a video depicting excessive use of police force and aggression towards an unarmed young black man named Fitzroy Gayle in Canarsie went viral.

“I stand in solidarity with Fitzroy Gayle and the countless men of color throughout this city who have been targeted, tackled, and traumatized by one or MORE encounters with the NYPD.

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CITY HALL, NY — In a unanimous vote, New York City Council Members Farah N. Louis and Vanessa L. Gibson were elected as co-chairs of the Women’s Caucus on the cusp of Women’s HERstory Month. The Brooklyn and Bronx representatives will lead the twelve member Caucus for a two-year term, a period during which they will champion gender equity and inclusion while building on the extraordinary legacy of previous women trailblazers.

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BROOKLYN, NY – New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after a uniformed NYPD officer was shot in a marked police van in the Bronx on Saturday by an unidentified man who asked for directions. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was later rushed to Lincoln Hospital by his partner

“Every day, members of the New York City Police Department patrol our communities and put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe.

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BROOKLYN, NY – On this very solemn day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we reflect on the moment when darkness and despair turned into hope as millions were liberated from the Auschwitz death camp 75 years ago. 

Hate can only prevail in the absence of humanity, which is why we must remain forever united against all forms of anti-Semitism.  

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Nearly sixty years ago, civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shared his dreams of equality, freedom, economic and civil rights in our nation’s capital. Sadly, those dreams remain largely unfulfilled as we continue to grapple with discrimination and prejudice.

Communities of color are struggling to break the cycle of poverty and preserve their right to vote.

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