Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito And Elizabeth Crowley Celebrate Support For NY’s Bravest

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right) joined Fire and Criminal Justice Services Chair Elizabeth Crowley to celebrate $4 million in expense funding through the Fiscal Year 2018 budget to uniform all New York City firefighters with an extra pair of boots. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs Package Of Legislation Increasing Accessibility In City

Mayor Bill de Blasio today held public hearings for and signed 14 pieces of legislation– Intros. 1161-A in relation to requiring DOHMH report annually on immunization rates of New Yorkers for Human Papillomavirus; Intro. Continue Reading →

TBI, BLAC & Women’s Caucus Drive Passage Of MWBE Bill Package

Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito  Launches Young Women's Initiative on the SOn Wednesday, September 14th members of the City Council’s Women’s Caucus, Public Advocate Tish James, along with Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Helen Rosenthal and Elizabeth Crowley, gathered support from their colleagues to pass a package of bills dedicated to supporting the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) of New York City.

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Seitu’s World: At New York City’s Women Leaders Panel

so1On March 22, 2016, Seitu Oronde photographed an event with Dallas Reed, PhD, Berkeley College Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life, moderated a panel of New York leaders who spoke about advocacy and issues of equity. Continue Reading →

Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce $6.6 Mill To Support Domestic Violence Survivors

domestic viloence talk2In honor of NYC Go Purple Day and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Women’s Issues Committee Chair Laurie Cumbo announced $6.6 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget for support services for survivors of domestic violence. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Levine Call To Improve Gas Line Safety

Levine_Buildings_PresserOn Friday, May 15, City Council Member Mark Levine along with tenants and tenant advocates called for preemptive safety measures to the city’s gas infrastructure.

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Harlem City Council’s Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Announce NYC Young Women’s Initiative

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoToday, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Committee Chair Julissa Ferreras ,Women’s Issues Committee Chair Laurie Cumbo, and Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs Elizabeth Crowley and Darlene Mealy announced the creation of the New York City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative.  Continue Reading →