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Margaret S. Chin

Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa & Washington Square

Originally Posted on December 22, 2015 

New York, NY—In response to the Mayor’s announcement today that he will soon issue an executive order requiring paid parental leave for non-union city employees, Council Member Margaret Chin issued the following statement:

“With this action, new fathers will no longer have to choose between providing for their families and caring for them.

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Originally Posted on December 7, 2015 

Bans proposed nationwide open new front in war against women’s reproductive rights by perpetuating Asian American stereotypes

CITY HALL – Council Member Margaret Chin joined her Council colleagues today to introduce a resolution taking a stand against sex-selective abortion bans, which perpetuate racial stereotypes and undermine access to reproductive healthcare.

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Originally Posted on November 24, 2015 

Resolution introduced today calls on federal government to release $500 million to help protect vulnerable neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan from flooding

CITY HALL – Council Member Margaret Chin joined Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council Member Mark Treyger, chairman of the Council’s Committee on Recovery and Resiliency, in support of the city’s application for badly needed federal funding to reinforce Lower Manhattan’s defenses against catastrophic flooding.

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Originally Posted on November 12, 2015 

Environmental Protection committee hearing on bills introduced by Council Members Menchaca, Rosenthal, and Chin marks the first time that legislation will be heard on limiting helicopter noise

CITY HALL – This afternoon, the City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection will hear testimony on legislation by Council Members Carlos Menchaca, Helen Rosenthal, and Margaret Chin to regulate the tourist-helicopter industry in New York City and improve quality of life for residents across the City.

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Originally Posted on November 6, 2015 

Honorees recognized for their hard-work and dedication on behalf of office workers, residents, and students throughout the city

New York, NY – Council Member Margaret Chin last night attended the Building Service Workers Awards to recognize the remarkable men and women of 32BJ SEIU who work to keep our schools and workplaces clean, safe and in working order.

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Originally Posted on October 29, 2015

Bill calls on city to publicize available joint living-work quarters for artists (JLWQA)

New York, NY – As part of her ongoing efforts to preserve artists’ districts like those in SoHo and NoHo, Council Member Margaret Chin joined her Council colleagues to introduce legislation today that will call on the city to publicize available joint live-work units for artists.

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Originally Posted on October 16, 2015 

Sensible limit of 225 licenses proposed that would allow tour bus industry to thrive while addressing issues of congestion, noise and air quality for residents

New York, NY – Council Member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced legislation today that would institute a sensible limit on licenses issued to sightseeing tour bus companies in an effort to stem the increase in the number of tour buses – which has more than tripled in the last decade.

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Originally Posted on October 15, 2015

Helps spread the word at Fulton Center Transit Hub to raise awareness about Domestic Violence and the services available for victims and survivors

Financial District, NY – Council Member Margaret Chin joined staff members and volunteers this morning to greet commuters at Fulton Center to show solidarity with survivors of domestic violence, and spread the word about services to help victims of abuse.

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Originally Posted on September 30, 2015

Legislation introduced today will require NYPD to aggregate data on violations and crashes

New York, NY – Council Member Margaret Chin joined Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Council Transportation Committee Chairman Ydanis Rodriguez to introduce legislation that would call on the NYPD to compile data on moving violations and crashes along city-designated truck routes into a publicly accessible database.

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