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K00958 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 958
BY: M. of A. Reyes
        COMMEMORATING the 35th Anniversary of the New York
        Immigration Coalition
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality and character of life in the  communities  across  New  York
State  are  reflective  of  the concerned and dedicated efforts of those
organizations and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare
of the community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and  in  full  accord  with  its
long-standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is  justly proud to
commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the New York  Immigration  Coalition
in 2022; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1987,  the  New  York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) was
founded to address the needs of an increasing  immigrant  population  in
New York City through the collaboration of many voices; and
  WHEREAS,   This  vital  organization  tirelessly  works  to  support
approximately 200 groups across New York City, uniting its multi-racial,
multi-ethnic and multi-sector members and supporting positive social and
political change; and
  WHEREAS, The NYIC is committed to increasing civic participation  in
the  immigrant  community,  especially  through  voter  registration and
policy advocacy at both the local and state levels; and
  WHEREAS, The NYIC also serves as  a  community  educator,  producing
brochures  and  publishing information on health care services, and safe
and affordable housing; and
  WHEREAS, The  NYIC  strives  to  break  down  barriers  and  stigmas
surrounding the immigrant community through outreach to the residents of
New York City and its policymakers; and
  WHEREAS,  In  order  to  realize the dream of shared prosperity, the
NYIC fights for solutions that benefit  all  Americans  and  uphold  the
dignity  of  all  individuals,  and  serves  to  welcome  and  integrate
newcomers; and
  WHEREAS, For 35 years, the NYIC has remained resolute in its mission
to  promote  immigrants'  full   civic   participation,   foster   their
leadership,  and  provide  a  unified voice and a vehicle for collective
action for New York's diverse immigrant communities; and
  WHEREAS, The NYIC has combined New York's immigrant communities  and
the  organizations  which serve them to amplify the political demands of
immigrant New Yorkers and advance positive  social  change  through  the
establishment  of five regional offices and an expanded focus to include
not just immigration law and policy, but  some  of  the  most  important
issues  that impact the lives of everyday New Yorkers, education, health
care, and civic engagement; and
  WHEREAS, Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYIC raised  significant
funds  to  provide direct cash assistance to more than 5,000 New Yorkers
excluded from the federal  stimulus  package,  partnered  with  National
Coalition  to  include  mixed-status families in federal pandemic relief
programs  and  secured  free COVID-19 testing, evaluation, and treatment
for all low-income New Yorkers regardless of status; and
  WHEREAS, The success of the NYIC is in  direct  correlation  to  the
efforts  of  its board of directors and staff, whose involvement is, and
always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an unbridled
enthusiasm,  and  an  uncompromising  standard  of  excellence  in   all
endeavors on behalf of the institution and the community it serves; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  of  this  Legislative  Body that when
organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to  our
attention,  they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the 35th Anniversary of the New York Immigration Coalition;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted to the New York Immigration Coalition.
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