MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 8, 2019

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Chin to Lead Anti-Age Discrimination Rally

Council Member Margaret Chin
Council Member Margaret Chin

Council Member Margaret Chin (D-Battery Park City, Chinatown) will join age justice advocates at a rally before chairing a joint New York City Council hearing on her historic anti-age discrimination bill package.

The bills will force the City to employ new tools to test for cases of age discrimination, build resources for workforce development and advocacy for older adults, and expand outreach and training. 

The rally will take place today at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of City Hall.

Maloney to Hold “Impeachment 101” Town Hall Meeting

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) will be holding a town hall meeting on the impeachment process this Thursday.

Maloney, along with former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) will be giving us an overview of the process, and reiterating the importance of impeaching President Donald Trump (R) as soon as possible. Holtzman will also be discussing her own experiences during the Nixon impeachment.

The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room.

Niou Hosts Vigil for Chinatown Victims

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

Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou (D-Chinatown, Financial District) held a vigil yesterday morning for the victims of the recent Chinatown massacre.

Last Saturday, a young homeless man in Chinatown attacked several other homeless men with a metal pipe, leaving four dead and one severely injured. The police identified and apprehended the culprit soon afterwards.

At 10 a.m. yesterday, Niou gathered with several other electeds and activists to call on the City to acknowledge the plight of our homeless population.

“Violence and cruelty towards New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and abject poverty is unacceptable,” Niou said in a statement. “Homelessness has continually grown in New York and it is clear that we lack a holistic system to address this issue. We need to build a model rooted in providing deeply affordable housing and direct prevention services to end homelessness and poverty and in the meantime work towards supporting our homeless population and minimize the risk of violence that they endure.”