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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 July 1, 2015

Council successfully fought for more money for NYC’s growing senior population

New York, NY – Today, Council Member Margaret Chin, chair of the Council’s Committee on Aging, announced millions of dollars in desperately needed additional funding for our city’s seniors, including money for the Dept.

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Originally Posted on June 29, 2015 

New York, NY — In response to the Rent Guidelines Board tonight vote for a rent freeze for 1 year leases, and a 2% increase for 2 year leases, Council Member Margaret Chin released the following statement:

“This historic vote is a welcome relief to the hundreds of thousands of rent-stabilized tenants struggling to make ends meet in a city where the costs of living have skyrocketed while wages have remained stagnant.

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Originally Posted on June 29, 2015 

New York, NY— Council Member Margaret Chin announced the signing into law today of legislation that will create small business advocates that will fight to ensure that small business owners get the help they need from city, state, and federal agencies.

The legislation by Council Members Chin, Cornegy, and Speaker Mark-Viverito, Intro 724A, was passed by the Council earlier this month.

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New York, NY—In response to the Mayor’s announcement that he would be adding Lunar New Year to the school calendar, Council Member Margaret Chin released the following statement:

“I am thrilled that the Mayor is keeping his commitment to put Lunar New Year in the school calendar for next year. Finally, students of Asian descent will not be forced to choose between observing the most important holiday of the year and missing important academic work.

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Originally Posted on June 16, 2015 

Local Law Will Require Comprehensive Study of

Truck Routes, Tolling and Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

New York, NY—Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law legislation (Intro 641) by Council Members Margaret Chin and Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Transportation Committee, and Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer.

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Originally Posted on June 4, 2015

Mayor de Blasio Hasn’t Met the Challenge to Provide Enough Senior Funding in FY16 Executive Budget

Department for the Aging Forced to Give Up More Than $3 Million and Reduce Services to Vulnerable Seniors

New York, NY—Today, following the City Council’s Fiscal Year 2016 Executive Budget hearing for city’s Department for the Aging (DFTA), Council Members Margaret Chin and Paul Vallone, respective chairs of the Committee on Aging and Subcommittee on Senior Centers, released the following statement:

“Today’s executive budget hearing for the city’s Department for the Aging showed us once again that Mayor de Blasio and his administration have not yet shown the proper willingness and urgency to step up and support seniors in our city.

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Originally Posted on May 18, 2015 

New York, NY—Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law legislation (Int. 51-B) by Council Members Margaret Chin, Corey Johnson and Peter Koo to require the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to issue a comprehensive annual report on hepatitis B and C. The annual report will focus on efforts by DOHMH to identify and prevent the spread of hepatitis B and C during the preceding calendar year.

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Originally Posted on May 13, 2015 

#WomenOn20s Movement Gaining National Momentum

Leaders Launch #DearMrPresident Social Media Campaign to Bolster Message 

New York, NY—Today, City Council Member Margaret Chin and members of the Council’s Women’s Caucus announced they will introduce a resolution calling on the federal government to put a woman on the $20 bill.

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