MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 14, 2020

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Maloney Disapproves of Trump’s COVID Relief Proposal

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Photo credit:
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) released a statement last Monday after President Donald Trump (R) put forth a proposal for a COVID-19 relief bill.

Maloney called the proposal “inexplicably short-sighted and wildly deficient,” particularly because it included no relief for Census workers.

“Senior officials at the Census have stated publicly that the coronavirus crisis has made it impossible to conduct an accurate Census under the current deadlines,” said Maloney. “The Administration’s actions are directly jeopardizing the Constitution’s core requirements for a complete and accurate Census.  They are also endangering the effectiveness of more than $1.5 trillion in funding over the next decade for health care, education, roads and bridges, and even jobs programs that many Americans will rely on to get back to work.”

Brewer Pays Respects to Joyce Dinkins

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (Photo source: US Departmetn of Labor, CC BY 2.0)
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (D) released a post on Twitter last Monday to mourn the loss of Joyce Dinkins – wife of the first black Mayor of New York City, David Dinkins.

Joyce played a major role in her husband’s administration during his three-year term as Mayor. In particular, she used her position to improve child literacy and ensure that quality education was available to all.

“Joyce Dinkins was always Mrs. Dinkins to me and everyone who had the honor of working in the Dinkins Administration,” said Brewer. “She deserved that respect. She worked her entire life, raised two wonderful children, was an inestimable help to her husband, and through it all was always a pleasure to be with. Mayor Dinkins tells a story that, in summary, says his wife told him that she could have married anyone she chose, even a ditch digger, because her influence was such that her husband would have done well!

“We always laughed, even if we heard it over and over. So true. Mrs. Dinkins will be sorely missed by Mayor Dinkins and by all of us who will cherish her memory. Rest in peace.”

Kallos to Host Election Information Session

Council Member Ben Kallos (Photo credit:
Council Member Ben Kallos

Tonight, Councilmember Ben Kallos (D) will be hosting an information session on how to vote in the upcoming national election.

The session will cover all three methods of voting: voting by mail, voting early in-person, and voting on Election Day. It will also feature presentations from Early Vote NY, State Board of Elections and DemocracyNYC.

Kallos is presenting the event in partnership with several other electeds, including New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (D), State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Upper East Side, Lenox Hill), and Councilmembers Diana Ayala (D-El Barrio, Mott Haven), Keith Powers (D-Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill) and Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Washington Heights, Inwood).

The event will take place tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. at

Espaillat to Join “Cross-Country” Discussion on COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (Photo credit: U.S. House Office of Photography)
U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Tonight, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D) will be taking part in a discussion on the nationwide impact of COVID-19.

The event will be hosted by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Espaillat will join U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) and John H. Krouse of the UTRGV School of Medicine to discuss the impact of the crisis and the pandemic response – from New York to Texas to California.

The event will take place tonight at 5 p.m. at