Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Independence Day

“On the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we face a significant crossroads in our nation as we grapple with our values and those who represent them. Although these conflicts can be trying, this day serves as a reminder of just how fortunate we are to enjoy the freedoms of this country – of dissent and of individual liberty. Our best wishes are with all New Yorkers as they celebrate life and the pursuit of happiness on this Independence Day.”