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De La Rosa, Sepúlveda to Speak at Dream Act Info Session

Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa
Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa

Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa (D-Upper Manhattan) and State Senator Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx) will be speaking at a virtual town hall on the New York Dream Act today.

The New York Dream Act, passed in 2019, allows undocumented students to apply for financial aid. The town hall, hosted by Make The Road New York, will provide information on how undocumented youth can apply, and the other resources that are available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place today from 6-7 p.m. at facebook.com/MakeTheRoadNY.


Krueger to Host Town Hall on COVID-19 and Mental Health

State Senator Liz Krueger
State Senator Liz Krueger

State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Upper East Side, Lenox Hill) will be hosting a virtual town hall today about the impact of COVID-19 on our mental health.

The meeting will cover symptoms of mental distress we may experience, and when it’s most prudent to seek professional help. It will also provide information on the resources available during the crisis. Krueger will be joined by Lisa Furst, Assistant Vice President at the Center for Advocacy, Policy and Education at Vibrant Emotional Health.

The event will take place today from 7-8 p.m. at facebook.com/statesenatorlizkrueger.


James Fights to Defend ACA in Supreme Court

Attorney General of NY Letitia James
Attorney General of NY Letitia James

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) is now leading a coalition of 19 attorneys general to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from being repealed.

James filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court after a recent ruling that the ACA’s individual mandate was unconstitutional; said ruling also called into question whether the other provisions could stand under the same scrutiny. In the brief, James made sure to emphasize the 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions who rely on the ACA for coverage.

“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more clear how important it is for Americans to have access to quality, affordable health coverage,” said James. “Yet, President Trump continues to actively work to strip health coverage away from millions of individuals and families, including more than a million who have the coronavirus. We are asking the Supreme Court to stop the president from kicking Americans off their health plans and finally end his efforts to undo all the progress made over the last ten years.”



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