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MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Sep. 17, 2019

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Johnson, Powers to Host Town Hall Meeting on District 4

Council Member Corey Johnson
Council Member Corey Johnson (Credit: Jeff Reed)

Council Speaker Corey Johnson (D-Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen) and Council Member Keith Powers (D-Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill) will be hosting a town hall meeting today about the state of District 4.

District 4, which Powers represents, includes the Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Murray Hill and Stuyvesant Town, among other neighborhoods.

The event will take place today at 6:30 p.m. at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave.


Chin, Rivera Kick Off Participatory Budgeting

Council Member Margaret Chin
Council Member Margaret Chin

Council Members Margaret Chin (D-Battery Park City, Chinatown) and Carlina Rivera (D-East Village, Gramercy Park) will be kicking off participatory budgeting for Districts 1 and 2 today.

Participatory budgeting is an annual cycle where the public gets to pitch and vote on ideas on how to spend public money. Those in attendance will learn the basics of participatory budgeting and get the opportunity to brainstorm ideas.

The event will take place today from 6-8 p.m. at the Henry Street Settlement Gym, 301 Henry St.


Espaillat Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat
U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Yesterday, Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights, Sugar Hill) released a statement in support of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a 30-day period during which we recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. It begins on Sep. 15 to coincide with the independence dates of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

“I am proud to honor the rich history and heritage of the Latino community during National Hispanic Heritage month,” said Espaillat. “From our contributions in the fields of arts and entertainment, medical science and technology, business and education, government and serving in our nation’s Armed Forces, Latinos have a significant role in helping to shape this nation and its future. 

“While we have made significant progress in our efforts to achieve the American dream, more importantly than ever, we must vow to continue our fight to combat this current era of hate and the anti-immigrant agenda that is being put forth by the Trump administration.”

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