MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Feb. 3, 2020

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Velázquez to Host Woodhaven Town Hall

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-LES, Brooklyn, Queens) will be hosting a town hall meeting on the status of Woodhaven, Queens tonight.

Velázquez will discuss the 2020 Census, veteran services and the Woodhaven Bus Network redesign, among other issues. She will be joined by representatives from the MTA, NYC Veterans, Queen Community Board 9 and Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens.

The event will take place tonight from 6-8 p.m. at American Legion Hall Post 118, 89-02 91st St., Woodhaven, Queens.

Nadler, Espaillat to Host “The Greenest Generation” Panel

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler
U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler

Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn) and Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights, Sugar Hill) will be hosting a panel on the future of New York transit tonight.

The representatives are hosting the event in collaboration with the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. The panel, entitled “The Greenest Generation”, will discuss the future of transit and infrastructure in New York City. The panelists will focus on how to use federal policy, new proposals and emerging technologies to reshape the way we think about City transit.

The event will take place tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at Pera Soho, 54 Thompson St.

AG James Releases Statement on ERA Lawsuit

Attorney General of NY Letitia James
Attorney General of NY Letitia James

Last Friday, New York State Attorney General Letitia James (D) issued a statement in response to a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Illinois, Nevada, and Virginia.

The lawsuit seeks to compel the federal government to officially recognize the ratification of an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. Although the ERA passed in 1972 with bipartisan support, it has yet to be codified in the Constitution.

“A century after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the constitutional right to vote, we are still waiting for our nation to bat down discrimination against women and recognize equal rights under the law,” said James. “I proudly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the women across this nation who yearn for equal treatment. The ratification of the ERA is long overdue, and now that 38 states have ratified the amendment, our coalition is stronger than ever.

“I thank the attorneys general of Illinois, Nevada, and Virginia for their courage in filing this lawsuit. In the coming weeks, I will be working with a coalition of attorneys general from around the nation to support this suit because we will never waver in our fight.”

Maloney to Host Free Flu Shot Event

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) will be hosting a flu shot giveaway tomorrow at noon.

The 2020 flu season began in mid-January, with the outbreak of a new strain of the virus, called B/Victoria. Maloney, alongside State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Chelsea, Midtown), Assemblyman Harvey Epstein (D-Lower East Side, East Village) and Council Member Carlina Rivera (D-East Village, Gramercy Park), will be helping New Yorkers prepare for the outbreak.

The event will take place tomorrow from 12-4 p.m. at Campos Plaza Community Center, 611 East 13th St.