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Assemblywoman Walker’s Statement on Judge Pauley’s Rejection to NYCHA Decree

The recent decree by federal Judge Pauley is extremely disheartening to me and the residents of the 29 NYCHA developments I represent. Judge Pauley's decision highlights the poor living conditions over 400,000 New Yorkers have been subjected to which...

Eric Garner Statement

The tragic death of Eric Garner is a prime example of justice delayed is justice denied. Eric Garner and his family deserve better. Millions of Americans watched as a man’s life was taken and five years later, the wound of his death in our hearts...

Con Ed Statement

53,000 New Yorkers across the city was subjected to blackouts during extreme weather conditions exposing the unfortunate truth; everything in our city relies on electricity and everyone is on one grid. Uninterrupted service is critical for New Yorkers...

Assemblywoman Walker: We can’t Afford to Wait; Vaccinations Prevent Public Health Crises, Save Lives

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that she helped pass a bill that would better protect our communities from dangerous diseases by repealing all nonmedical exemptions from vaccination requirements (A.2371-A). “We can’t just sit back and...

Assemblywoman Walker, Senator Bailey, Habitat for Humanity New York City and Partners Called for an Increase in Affordable Housing Grants for Projects in High Cost Markets

ALBANY, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latrice Walker in conjunction with Senator Jamaal T. Bailey, Habitat for Humanity New York City (Habitat NYC) and partners held a press conference at the State Capitol today to call on lawmakers to pass legislation that...

Assemblywoman Walker: In the Face of Rising Inequality, We Must Recommit to War on Poverty

On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty during his first State of the Union address, highlighting a national crisis and human rights issue that affected millions of Americans. A host of transformative programs – Medicare,...

Assemblywoman Walker: We Must Combat Opioid Epidemic on All Fronts

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that the Drug Take Back Act goes into effect Jan. 6, creating a statewide drug takeback program – paid for by drug manufacturers, not taxpayers (Ch. 120 of 2018). The program requires participation by all chain...

Rain Barrel Giveaway Event

If you or anyone you know are interested in having a rain barrel to collect and conserve water, Roxanne J. Persaud & I are having a Rain Barrel Giveaway Event on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00am- 11:00am at 1222 E 96th St. Brooklyn, NY, 11236! Click...

Assemblywoman Walker: New Yorkers Should Never be Priced Out of Their Homes

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that she helped pass a package of legislation that strengthens rent protections and combats unfair housing practices to increase access to affordable housing for all New Yorkers. “The lack of safe, affordable...

Rain Barrel Giveaway

If you or anyone you know is interested in having a rain barrel to collect and conserve water, Roxanne J. Persaud & I are having a Rain Barrel Giveaway Event on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00am-11:00am at 1222 E 96th St. Brooklyn, NY, 11236! Click...
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