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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

Shanah Tova! I
am truly proud to represent a community that is home to diverse cultures and
religious beliefs.

On Sunday evening, our Jewish friends will observe Rosh Hashanah or New Year – a day of joy, a time of hope, and year of happiness. With every new beginning, we reflect and pray for health, prosperity, and peace.

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Statement on 9/11 Anniversary

Eighteen years later, we
remember…

The heroes and survivors, the hurt and the heartbroken, the rescue
and recovery, the healing and the suffering.

We will never forget the terrorist attacks that shattered a
peaceful morning, devastating more than 3,000 families on that day and over the
course of two decades.

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Our city streets should be safe enough for parents not to worry about the whereabouts or well-being of their children. With the first full week of school underway, more than 1.1 million students citywide are traveling to and from school – often by public transportation. No parent should ever have to hear that their child will not be coming home from school today.

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New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after a father of three was killed in a drive-by shooting in Flatbush by an unknown suspect who remains at large.

“On the first day of school, a special milestone in every child’s life, 33-year-old James Dorce, a father of three was killed in Flatbush. His father and siblings were left devastated at the hospital.

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Welcome Back to School

Happy First Day of School!

I want to welcome all of you to a new season of exploration, imagination, and knowledge.

Education is such an integral part of our lives. Every lesson is a journey and an opportunity to discover our potential.

Although the coursework and schedule may be challenging at times, you must never allow the fear of failure to define who you are or diminish the greatness that is within you.

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Labor Day 2019

In The City That Never Sleeps, there are always New Yorkers in transit to or from work – weekdays, weeknights, and weekends – to keep us healthy, safe, and on the move.

Being a civil servant can often be a thankless job, but it is an instrumental role that has a tremendous impact on our everyday lives. From healthcare and sanitation to public safety and transportation, we depend on every person to do their part to keep us on track.

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From the classroom to the boardroom, Black women and women of color have persistently experienced gender – and race-based wage inequity that has perpetuated the systematic cycle of discrimination and oppression.

The disparity between what we are paid and what we are worth does not reflect our invaluable contributions within the public and private sectors of our workforce.

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BROOKLYN, NY – New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced the termination of Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his role in the death of Eric Garner in 2014.

“NYPD Commissioner O’Neill’s decision to #firePantaleo is long-awaited justice for Eric Garner’s family who have relived that fateful day for five tumultuous years.

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BROOKLYN, NY – New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after the Trump Administration proposed changes to the public charge rule that would drastically reduce the number of immigrants who could obtain green cards.

“As the daughter of Haitian immigrants who now proudly represents a primarily immigrant district in the New York City Council, I am outraged that immigrants remain under the scope of the Trump Administration,”

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Statement on Eid al-Adha

Today, Muslims – locally and globally – are observing Eid al-Adha is remembrance of Ibrahim’s test of faith, obedience, and willingness to sacrifice his son.

As you commemorate the Festival of Sacrifice amongst family and friends, may we come together to reflect on the importance of selflessness and caring for the needs of others in our community.

As always, I am honored and proud to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in district 45 and throughout the City of New York.

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