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MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Sep. 6, 2019

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Stringer Posts List of Resources for Back-to-School Parents

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

Yesterday, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (D) posted a list of resources and tips for parents whose children are going back to school.

Stringer’s resource guide included tips on how to get grounded in the school routine, how to accommodate children with disabilities, and who to contact if their children are victims of bullying or harassment.

“The start of the school year is one of the greatest — and most stressful periods for parents,” reads the guide. “The school checklist, the first-day jitters, and the swelling of pride as you watch your kids walk into the school building with all their classmates. It’s a moment of joy, excitement, and some nervousness, too. I know the feeling all too well as my wife, Elyse, and I prepare our sons, Max and Miles, for the school year. For parents, there’s always a creeping sense that there’s more you should be doing — right up to when that first bell sounds and you wave good-bye.”

The full guide is available here.


Velázquez Blasts Trump for Taking DOD Money from Puerto Rico to Fund Border Wall

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-LES, Brooklyn, Queens) released another statement yesterday calling out the Trump Administration – this time for rerouting funds from Puerto Rico towards his border wall.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump (R) announced his plan to take $402 million of Department of Defense money from Puerto Rico in order to fund the border wall.

“It’s shameful that the Administration has targeted Puerto Rico for the lion share of cuts, more than any other state or territory,” said Velázquez. “The President intends to steal money from an already impoverished island, to finance his coldhearted persecution of immigrants.”


Levine to Host “HPD in Your District”

Council Member Mark D. Levine
Council Member Mark D. Levine

Council Member Mark Levine (D-Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville) will be hosting “HPD in Your District” office hours next Wednesday.

The event will be hosted in collaboration with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). From morning until the early evening, Levine’s office will be open to anyone who has any questions about HPD and other housing-related issues.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Sep. 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Levine’s office, 500 West 141st St.

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