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District 16

Vanessa L. Gibson

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

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11th, 2021
CONTACT: mivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

New York – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address today laid out his vision for 2021, as we continue to grapple with a global public health crisis and a staggering 15 billion dollar budget deficit. Governor Cuomo acknowledged that we have a long road ahead of us and that it is essential for us to receive additional aid from the federal government.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6th, 2021
CONTACT: mivory@council.nyc.gov / 646-940-0119

Bronx, NY – The attack earlier today on our nation’s Capitol by the rioters was deplorable and reprehensible. It was a direct result of President Trump’s dangerous and inflammatory rhetoric that empowered a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol without fear of any repercussions.

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