Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move May 22, 2017

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Hamilton To Hold Meeting On Online Financial Industry’s Lending Practices

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton

New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton (D-Central Brooklyn) alongside Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) will hold a joint hearing on the practice of the online lending industry today.

The online financial industry, known as Fintech, has seen a growing rate of predatory practices by lenders that has started to create issues for the industry.

The NYS Senate Committees on Banks and Consumer Protection and the Assembly Committees on Banks, Small Business and Consumer Affairs & Protection will preside over the hearing and listen to testimony on the impact of the lending industry in New York.

The meeting is slated for 10 a.m., today, May 22, in the Hamilton Hearing Room B in the Legislative Office Building in Albany.


Colton, Tong Thank Parks Dept For Fixing Broken Fence 

Assembly Member William Colton

Assemblyman William Colton (D-Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Midwood) and the female Democratic District Leader of the 47th Assembly District, Nancy Tong applauded the work of the Parks Department yesterday in fixing the fence at Bath Beach Park.

The broken fence was leaning dangerously and creating a safety hazard at the park for residents and children.

Tong was the one who alerted the Parks Dept. about the unsafe conditions at the park and within two weeks the situation was fixed.

“I would like to thank the Parks Department for their rapid response to this hazardous situation, which affected the whole community, including children and seniors using the park, as well as nearby residents, said Colton.

“I would like to extend a thanks to the Parks Department for taking care of this matter so promptly. We will continue to work closely with them to ensure the safety of the community. I am glad that a constituent reached out to our office to alert us of the situation so we could make sure it was addressed,” said Tong.


Lander Hosts Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights Meeting

City Council Member Brad Lander

New York City Council Member Brad Lander (D-Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington) will host a public meeting on Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights later today.

The American Health Care Act (TrumpCare), passed earlier this month, has hit women’s health issues in the form of accessibility to women’s health clinics and services specifically defunding to Planned Parenthood.

The meeting is part of Lander’s “Get Organized Brooklyn’ movement to resist the Trump Presidency. The event will feature Public Advocate Letitia James moderating a panel of women’s health and reproductive experts and advocates.

The meeting is slated for 6:30-9:30 p.m., today, May 22 at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Pl (at the corner of Garfield Place and 8th Avenue) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 


CM Williams Holds Candidate Forum for City Council Races

City Councilmember Jumaane Williams

New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams (D-Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood) is hosting a candidates forum for candidates in the 40th, 41st and 45th City Council races today.

The candidates and incumbents will discuss issues related to their respective districts and will include a question and answer session.

The event is slated for 7 p.m., today, May 22 at Clarendon Road Church, 3304 Clarendon Road (Corner of Clarendon Road & New York Avenue) in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. 


Alabi To Host Town Hall Meeting

Olanike Alabi

Olanike Alabi, the female Democratic district leader of the 57th Assembly District, will host a Town Hall Meeting this Tuesday.

The meeting will feature presentations from Public Advocate Letitia James, acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, the Department of Transportation, The Office of Administrative Trails & Hearings and Specialized High School Outreach.

The event is slated for 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 23 at The Teen Challenge Center, 444 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. 

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