Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move May 12, 2020

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Treyger to Host Two Free Mask Giveaways

Council Member Mark Treyger

City Council Member Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend) will host two free mask giveaways for residents in Southern Brooklyn to help combat the transmission of COVID-19. 

This initiative builds on his advocacy for the City Administration to allocate free face coverings to Southern Brooklyn after the entire lower region of the borough was originally shut out of the distribution process.

Treyger has partnered with the Sea Gate Police Department and Women on the Rise to distribute the free masks this week for residents in need.

The first event is slated to take place at 11 a.m. today, May 12 at the Sea Gate Police Department 3700 Surf Avenue in Sea Gate. The second is slated for 12 noon, Wednesday, May 13, at the Women on the Rise, 2423 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island.

Cornegy, Frontus to Deliver Meals

City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr
Mathylde Frontus
Assembly Member Mathylde Frontus

Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr. (D-Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights) in partnership with Assembly Member Mathylde Frontus (D-Coney Island, Bay Ridge, Brighton Beach, Gravesend) plan to deliver 300 meals to NYCHA residents at Surfside Gardens.

“Overcoming COVID-19 will mean our communities continuing to look out for one another – neighbor looking after neighbor, family members remaining in touch, and all our community residents ensuring the health and safety of one another. I am proud to stand in solidarity with NYCHA residents and deliver meals to ensure that none of our shared communities feels forgotten and left behind in the midst of this pandemic. Thanks to Assembly Member Frontus and all the community partners engaged in ensuring the well-being of NYCHA residents,” said Cornegy. 

This event is slated to take place at 12:30 p.m. today, May 12, at Surfside Gardens, 2960 West 31st Street in Coney Island.

Simon to Host Town Hall for the Deaf

Jo Anne Simon
Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon

State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, DUMBO) is hosting a virtual town hall tomorrow on COVID-19 of the Deaf/ hard of hearing community. 

The event is co-sponsored by my colleagues, and co-hosted by St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Brooklyn and American School for the Deaf, and featuring the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. 

The event is slated for 4 p.m., today, May 12 at The Town Hall will be accessible via sign language interpretation and captioning. 

Clarke Calls on Mayor to Address Policing COIVD-19

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Park Slope) called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to address the policing issue in light of COVID-19. 

“The stories coming out of my district and other parts of New York City show an unacceptable disregard for the humanity of Black communities and a dereliction of duty from some officers who have been sworn to protect and to serve. 

“Mr. de Blasio, we must do better. We cannot aggressively police, strong arm and/or intimidate the very communities hardest hit and traumatized by the outbreak of COVID19. Our communities continue to grapple with the massive loss of life, loved ones, and livelihood and are trying their best to comply with new social norms to prevent the spread of COVID19 under extremely difficult circumstances.

“We cannot police our way out of a pandemic or allow power tripping, fear, and violence to further strain the relationship between the NYPD and the communities they’ve sworn to protect.

“Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Shea – I am calling on you both to work in tandem with community-based organizations, local nonprofits, and government agencies to develop an inclusive plan to diffuse the tensions created by the callous disregard and the dangerous and violent actions of these officers, and develop a comprehensive approach to addressing these issues,” wrote Clarke