Queens Lawmakers on the Move October 23, 2020

Queens County City Council News

Sanders Holds Early Voting Event

State Sen. James Sanders Jr.

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, Edgemere, Bayswater, Arverne and Far Rockaway), in cooperation with the NYC Board of Elections, invites residents to vote early at a special event on Monday.

Only those who are designated for this poll location will actually be allowed to vote along with the senator, but everyone is asked to come out and show their support and encourage others to vote early.

The early voting event will be held on Monday, October 26 at 10 a.m. at the Rockaway YMCA, located at 207 Beach 73rd Street in Arverne.

To find your early voting location, call 311 or visit: nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search

Stringer Releases Statement on NYCHA Lead Exposure

Comptroller Scott Stringer

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer released a statement about Lead Exposure in NYCHA:

“Every failure to protect children from lead exposure is outrageous and unacceptable. Sixteen years ago, New York City set a goal to eliminate lead poisoning once and for all, but mismanagement and bureaucracy have let thousands of children fall through the cracks. Last year, I issued a report revealing systemic breakdowns that left thousands of buildings uninspected for lead paint. The City had the data but failed to connect the dots — and more children were exposed to lead as a result. Now, NYCHA has suddenly discovered 6,000 more apartments where children may have been exposed. We can’t keep failing to protect our kids. We need real management and accountability. No amount of lead in a child’s blood is safe or tolerable — period.I won’t waver in my focus on this issue until we’ve done absolutely all that we can to eliminate the threat of lead paint from our city. Our children deserve nothing less.”

The Comptroller’s investigation is available here.

Cruz Phone Banks for Biden and Harris

Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz.

State Assemblymember Catalina Cruz (D-Corona, Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights) announced on Twitter that she will be phone banking for presidential candidate former Vice President Joseph Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris on Saturday. 

“This weekend I will be phone banking to ensure our next President and Vice President respect women, immigrants, our LGBTQI community… join me in ensuring @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris win! Sign up here: bit.ly/CruzBidenPhoneBank” she tweeted. 

Cruz and volunteers from around the state will be working together virtually to make phone calls to voters in swing states on behalf of Biden and Harris. 

The phone banking event will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.