District 35

Laurie A. Cumbo

Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant

More than 50 city agencies, nonprofit and cultural organizations provided hundreds of participants with seasonal and year-round opportunities for employment and arts programming.

New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo (in blue) pictured here with the ladies of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project.

BROOKLYN, NY — More than 200 elementary, middle school, and high school students as well as their parents convened at the University Settlement Ingersoll Community Center for the Second Annual Summer Youth Resource Fair on Saturday hosted by New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. READ MORE

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From City Hall to Capitol Hill, women have always played a pivotal role in the advancement of our society. In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election and movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, millions of women from diverse backgrounds have been galvanized into action. READ MORE

BROOKLYN, NY — More than 100 seniors gathered in Fort Greene on Wednesday at the Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Brooklyn elected officials.

The Second Annual Senior Valentine’s Day Brunch, presented by Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo and Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley, was held to thank the matriarchs and patriarchs of the community for the unconditional love and support that they have provided year-round. READ MORE

BROOKLYN, NY — Today, New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo issued the following statement after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $200 million investment to replace boilers and upgrade heating systems at 20 NYCHA developments, including Farragut Houses.

“The safety and well-being of our community members is essential to the health of our district, I want to thank Mayor Bill de Blasio for allocating the necessary funds to provide heating system upgrades at twenty NYCHA developments throughout our city, including one in the 35th Council District. READ MORE

NEW YORK, NY — New York City Council Member and Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Women, commemorated the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade today. The monumental Supreme Court decision, which legalized abortion within the United States, has faced increasing opposition by those who have sought to restrict the rights of women and eliminate safe, legal access to the procedure. READ MORE

NEW YORK, NY — Today, New York City Council Member and Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo issued the following statement after President Donald Trump allegedly referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting convened at the White House to discuss a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“As the leader of the free world, President Donald Trump is supposed to exemplify American ideals and way of life. READ MORE

NEW YORK, NY — Today, Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo was appointed as the first woman of color to serve as Majority Leader of the New York City Council during the Stated Meeting.

This major step forward is a culmination of her year-round advocacy to increase the representation of women in City Hall and their participation in key decisions that will dictate the future course of the 51-member legislative body. READ MORE