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MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Sep. 24, 2019

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Jackson to Host Mature Workforce Forum and Job Fair

State Senator Robert Jackson
State Senator Robert Jackson

State Senator Robert Jackson (D-Washington Heights, Fort George, Inwood) will be hosting the City’s first mature workforce job fair next week.

Jackson will be hosting the event in partnership with Next For Me, AARP New York and Silvernest. His aim is to combat ageism and to help New York’s 50+ population succeed in the job market.

The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Riverstone Senior Life Services, 99 Fort Washington Ave.


De La Rosa to Host Forum on Housing Rights

Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa
Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa

Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa (D-Upper Manhattan) will be collaborating with NYS Human Rights to host a “Know Your Rights” housing forum this Wednesday.

Those in attendance will learn about the new anti-discrimination laws that went into effect this year. Representatives from NYS Division of Human Rights (DHR) will be available to answer questions.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Sep. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Alianza Dominicana Community Center, 530 West 166th St.


Velázquez to Host Non-Profit Grant Funding Workshop

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-LES, Brooklyn, Queens) will be holding a workshop on non-profit grant funding next week.

If you are starting a 501(c)(3) or running an existing one, the workshop will teach you about the legal procedure, governance and funding opportunities.

The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at P.S. 20, 166 Essex St.


Kallos’ Retirement Security Bill Receives Public Hearing

Council Member Ben Kallos
Council Member Ben Kallos

“Retirement Security For All”, a bill sponsored by Council Member Ben Kallos (D-Yorkville, Lenox Hill) received a public hearing yesterday in the City Council.

The bill would require employers with more than four employees to automatically enroll them in a retirement plan through payroll deduction. On the same day as the hearing, Kallos co-wrote an op-ed for Crain’s New York Business making the best case for his bill.

Too many New Yorkers are facing the very real possibility that they will have to rely solely on Social Security income in their retirement or will not be able to retire at all,” reads the op-ed. “This is even more true for New Yorkers of color who are significantly less likely than their white counterparts to have workplace retirement savings opportunities.  This is neither acceptable, nor sustainable.”

Read the op-ed here.

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