On World AIDS Day, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal congratulates Donald Powell, Senior Director of Policy and Development at Exponents, Inc., who was honored for his work in HIV prevention, advocacy and research. This World AIDS Day commemorated the lives lost to the AIDS epidemic and celebrated the remarkable progress we have made in reducing new HIV infections. Despite our progress, we can and must do so much more to stop the spread of this virus and end AIDS.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal snagged a number of great books once again this year at the annual Goddard Riverside Community Center Book Fair. From L-R, Susan Matloff-Nieves, Deputy Executive Director of Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, Dr. Roderick L. Jones, Executive Director of Goddard Riverside Community Center, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Roberta Semer, Chair of Manhattan Community Board 7.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal joined New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer at a press conference to call for stronger rent regulations to protect New York families and our precious affordable housing stock. Stringer conducted an audit which showed that New York City had lost nearly half a million units of low-rent housing, meaning that it is that much more difficult for families and individuals living at the margins to find a safe and affordable place to live. This year 2019 must be the year of the tenant, and I will fight to pass my bills to repeal vacancy deregulation and reform the rent control system, along with other bills, to protect tenants and affordable housing across the State.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal joined with advocates from Drug Policy Alliance, VOCAL-NY, COMPA, Friends of Recovery-NY and Harm Reduction Coalition, survivors and formerly incarcerated individuals in advance of the Assembly hearing she co-chaired on the need to provide individuals in state and local correctional facilities with access to medication assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is the gold standard of care for people struggling with opioid use disorder, and combines a regimen of maintenance medication, such as methadone, buprenorphine or vivitrol, with counseling and other supportive services to help manage addiction.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Amsterdam Houses Resident Association President Margarita Curet, officers of the NYPDs 20th Precinct and residents at Amsterdam Houses Annual Thanksgiving Celebration and Turkey Giveaway. Hundreds of families received Thanksgiving turkeys to help celebrate the holiday.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal was honored by Brooklyn Animal Action, a Brooklyn-based volunteer-led animal rescue organization, at its annual Party for Paws Gala event for her work to protect animals. (From L to R: Claire Corey, Tara Green, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Sheri Berman, President, Belinda Copper, Vice President, Donna Erhardt, Cindy Molk and Melinda Allison from Brooklyn Animal Action.)
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and State Senator Brian Benjamin join advocates, colleagues in government and 32BJ SEIU members to protest the actions of Global Elite Group, a security contractor in operation at John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International Airports, which had previously been ordered to pay 600 aggrieved security workers $700,000 for wage violations. Global Elite Group refused to accommodate the requests of two pregnant employees who asked to be moved to security posts during their pregnancies to limit their exposure to airplane exhaust. One of the women lost her job and her home as a result, and the other continued to work in the dangerous conditions. The day after this protest, the State announced an investigation into the companys treatment of pregnant workers.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal participates in a panel discussion with Sophia Roe, chef and holistic health and wellness advocate and Jonna Piira, founder of Kali Boxes, for a rousing discussion about how to smash the stigma that still surrounds menstruation. The panel was moderated by constituent Jessica Wu, the founder of PeriodSpace.org, which is an online reproductive health resources site and platform that encourages public discussion about menstruation.
I was pleased to host my 12th Annual Free Flu Shot Day in October at my district office. The great nurses of the Mount Sinai Health System, Barbara Smith, Angela Gabasan and Beverley Witter, inoculated nearly 200 constituents, plus my staff and me against the flu. Thank you, Mount Sinai and Brad Korn, Corporate Director of Community Affairs, for helping to put together such a successful event!
Moms Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal meets with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in Albany to discuss the need for tougher gun laws in New York State (L-R: Linda Dumm, Joyce Lawler, June Rubin, Diane Rinaldo).
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal stands in solidarity with Planned Parenthood advocates in Albany
Transit advocates and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal at a press conference demanding the MTA increase the number of ADA accessible subway stations.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal presents a proclamation to actor Steve Guttenberg for his advocacy work at the seventh annual New York Walk to Fight Lymphedema.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal testifies before the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal to demand a rent rollback for thousands of rent-controlled tenants.
Constituents join Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal at her annual shred day event with AARP.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal takes center stage at TEDMED to discuss her work on menstrual equity, the tampon tax and her bills to increase access to menstrual hygiene products for women and girls in schools, prisons and shelters.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, speaks at a rally in Albany about additional funding to address New York State's opioid epidemic.
In celebration of International Menstrual Hygiene Day, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal participates in a panel discussion about menstrual equity and her bill that axed the antiquated tampon tax in New York State.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal attends Harborview's annual Family Day with (l-r) Harborview Terrace Tenant Vice President Melba Oritz, Amsterdam Houses Tenant President Margarita Curet and Harborview Terrace Tenant President Maria Guzman.
West 70s residents attend one of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal's annual 10-block town hall event at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal joins Melissa Elstein (far left), founding member of the West 80s Neighborhood Association, Goddard Riverside Green Keepers Elizabeth Ewell (far right) and community members at the annual Love Your Tree/Street Day!
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal presented awards to the students of West End Secondary School for participating in her annual community service project with the New York City Parks Department.