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District 16

Vanessa L. Gibson

Claremont, Concourse, Concourse Village, Highbridge, Morris Heights, Mount Eden, Morrisania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26th, 2021

CONTACT: Michael Ivorymivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

NEW YORK – New York City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson of the Bronx’s 16th District, Council Member Brad Lander of Brooklyn’s 39th District, and the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) condemn the NYPD’s failure to comply with the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26th, 2021

CONTACT: Michael Ivorymivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

“HerStory was made today with the announcement that my dear friend Meisha Ross Porter will serve as the first Black woman Schools Chancellor for the City of New York. Meisha is one of us, a native New Yorker, and educated in our public schools.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22nd, 2021
CONTACT: Michael Ivory
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NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy (MOFP) announced today the release of the City’s first ever 10-Year Food Policy Plan, “Food Forward NYC,” a comprehensive framework for a more racially and economically equitable, sustainable and healthy food system for all New Yorkers that addresses the profound social, economic, health, and environmental challenges currently facing our city.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4th, 2021

CONTACT: Michael Ivorymivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

“I commend Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio for taking a significant step forward towards equity by announcing that Yankee Stadium will serve as a vaccination hub in the South Bronx. Our residents have some of the highest COVID-19 infections in the city and urgently need vital resources and services. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3rd, 2021

CONTACT: Michael Ivorymivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

“The New York State Legislature made history yesterday by repealing the archaic “Walking While Trans” ban that unjustly targeted and punished Black, Latinx, and immigrant trans women in New York state. The Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution law, also known as the “Walking While Trans” 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25th, 2021

CONTACT: Michael Ivory//mivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

“I want to thank the Biden-Harris administration for their commitment to equity and inclusion by reversing the egregious Trump-era ban that barred transgender individuals from serving in the Armed Forces. The vast majority of Americans agree that your gender identity should not prohibit individuals from serving in the military and today`s executive order reaffirms that this administration is committed to dismantling discriminatory policies that target our LGBTQIA+ community.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22nd, 2021
CONTACT: Michael Ivory
mivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

“Senator Chuck Schumer is a fighter and a man that has dedicated his life to public service. I am proud to see him representing New York in the U.S. Senate as our Majority Leader, and I look forward to the great work he and his colleagues will do on behalf of Americans across this country.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20th, 2021

CONTACT: Michael Ivory

mivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

“HerStory was made today with the swearing-in of our nation’s first Black and Asian-American woman Vice-President, Kamala Harris. For far too long, young girls and women were told to wait their turn or that these leadership positions were not ordained for them.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19th, 2021
CONTACT: Michael Ivory
mivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

“We have received good news today that the MTA has decided to postpone a fare hike that would have disproportionately impacted communities of color and low-income transit riders that rely on our city’s trains and buses. Public transportation is a necessity for many New Yorkers, and a fare hike during an economic recession would severely hurt those that rely on it the most.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13th, 2021

CONTACT: Michael Ivorymivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

“I commend the members of Congress for voting overwhelmingly to once again impeach President Donald Trump, after his inflammatory rhetoric and temper tantrums contributed to an insurrection on our U.S. Capitol last week. President Trump has proven himself to be a threat to our democracy and the American people by inciting violence, spewing lies about the results of the 2020 election, and supporting white supremacists.

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