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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

CONTACT:
Kristia Winter, Communications Director
KWinter@council.nyc.gov, 718-629-2900

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NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the New York City Council Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions issued the following statement in recognition of April as National Autism Awareness Month.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“While we have made progress in rooting out racial, gender, and religious discrimination, there still exists an equally unfair and unjust form of prejudice within our society;

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“Sustainability is at the core of who we are as New Yorkers committed to reducing our environmental and ecological footprints. With the continuation of composting and SAFE Disposal events, we are preserving the health and wellness of our communities by minimizing the amount of waste in our landfills and air pollution. The future of our planet depends on neighbors who compost, conserve, reuse, and recycle.

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CONTACT:
Kristia Winter, Communications Director
KWinter@council.nyc.gov, 718-629-2900
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NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC), released the following statement after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Safe Summer NYC, a comprehensive plan to end gun violence and bring New York City back from the COVID-19 crisis.

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NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC), released the following statement after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd. Chauvin was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“George Floyd pleaded for his life while pinned to the ground for nearly nine minutes under the knee of a man who abused his authority, betrayed his oath, and disgraced his badge.

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CONTACT:
Kristia Winter, Communications Director
KWinter@council.nyc.gov, 718-629-2900

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NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC), released the following statement after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd.

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CONTACT:
Kristia Winter, Communications Director
KWinter@council.nyc.gov, 718-629-2900

NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC), released the following statement after Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota was charged with second-degree manslaughter after the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

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CONTACT:
Kristia Winter, Communications Director
KWinter@council.nyc.gov, 718-629-2900

NEW YORK–Today, Council Member Farah Louis, Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“No logic or apology could ever excuse the fatal shooting of yet another Black man in Minnesota.

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CONTACT:
Kristia Winter, Communications Director
KWinter@council.nyc.gov, 718-629-2900

NEW YORK – Today, Council Member Farah Louis, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions led an oversight hearing that tackled the issue of access to mental health care in communities of color. During the nearly three-hour-long hearing, we heard testimony from the Administration, 

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“In District 45, we are already partnering with DSNY and residents to clean, beautify, and preserve our community. The City Cleanup Corps will help accelerate our existing efforts while creating much-needed jobs to support the economic recovery of families and small businesses devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can set a new standard of cleanliness while protecting our environment for future generations,”

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Happy Easter

Millions worldwide, bonded by faith, are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. With a joyful heart, we look towards the start of a new season and the promise of a life filled with hope.

Have a blessed Easter Sunday.