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MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Dec. 3, 2019

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Rosenthal to Host Vacant Storefront Town Hall

Council Member Helen Rosenthal
Council Member Helen Rosenthal

Council Member Helen Rosenthal (D-Central Park, Lincoln Square) will be hosting a town hall meeting on our vacant storefront crisis this Thursday.

The meeting will be centered around the increasing prevalence of vacant storefronts on the Upper West Side. Rosenthal will be joined by several other electeds, including City Comptroller Scott Stringer (D), Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (D), Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D-Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen) and State Senator Robert Jackson (D-Washington Heights, Fort George).

The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 5 at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St.


Maloney Reiterates Call to Renew VAWA

Representative Carolyn Maloney

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) got on Twitter yesterday to repeat her call to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Her tweet came days after the death of 19-year-old college student Ruth George. Reportedly, a man catcalled her and then murdered her when she refused to respond to his advances.

“Ruth’s murder was gruesome and senseless, and sadly she is not alone,” said Maloney. “Violence against women is pervasive & our nation must show women that we are not negligent to their harassment and abuse. The Senate must renew VAWA and value women’s lives more than partisan political games.”


Niou to Join Blake Deadly for Fundraiser

Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou
Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou

Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou (D) will join drag queen Blake Deadly this Saturday for a “Brunch Becomes Her” campaign fundraiser.

“Brunch Becomes Her” is a show that Blake Deadly hosts on the first Saturday of every month, featuring drag performances and audience competitions. The funds raised at this iteration will go towards Yuh-Line Niou’s State Assembly reelection campaign.

The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Cowgirl Seahorse, 259 Front St.


Brewer to Host Free Flu Shot Event

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

The office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (D) will be hosting a flu shot giveaway this Thursday.

The event will be co-hosted by several of Brewer’s peers, including Council Members Keith Powers (D-Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill) and Ben Kallos (D-Yorkville, Lenox Hill), and will be funded by the Lenox Hill Hospital. Attendees must be 18 or older to receive a shot.

The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 1-4 p.m. at Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 East 77th St. A second giveaway will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 4-7 p.m. at the same location.

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