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MANH Lawmakers on the Move, July 9, 2019

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Rosenthal to Hold Second “Rosenthal Round Table”

Council Member Helen Rosenthal
Council Member Helen Rosenthal

City Council Member Helen Rosenthal (D-Central Park, Lincoln Square) will be holding her second “Rosenthal Round Table” panel discussion tonight.

Rosenthal will be moderating a panel of experts talking about the city’s affordable housing crisis, including housing policy analyst Oksana Mironova and City Council Member Antonio Reynoso (D-Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood).

The event is slated for tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the New Woman Space, 188 Woodpoint Road.


9/11 VCF Bill to Be Renamed in Honor of Deceased First Responders

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), and Peter King (R-NY-2) announced yesterday that they would be renaming their 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) bill in honor of two recently deceased first responders.

The bill, which would establish the permanency of the 9/11 VCF, will be retitled to include the names of Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez, two first responders who recently died from cancer as a result to their exposure to carcinogens at Ground Zero. The bill will now be named the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act”.

“Luis Alvarez, Ray Pfeifer, and James Zadroga dedicated their lives to protecting others and advocating on behalf of those ailing after the 9/11 attacks,” said Nadler. “It is a fitting tribute to rename this legislation after these heroes who epitomized bravery and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”


Kallos to Host Forum on New Commercial Cyclist Laws

Council Member Ben Kallos
Council Member Ben Kallos

City Council Member Ben Kallos (D-Yorkville, Lenox Hill) will be hosting a interactive workshop on the new laws governing commercial bicyclists and delivery people.

The workshop will provide businesses with the information they need to comply with the new laws and keep their cyclists safe. The first 60 people to show up will be given free bike lights.

The event is slated for Monday, July 15 from 2-3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th St.

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