Come Talk W/ Me About Ending Gun Violence and Other Updates from the Week

Aug 23, 2019
Newsletter

Dear Friend,

From tackling local issues to fighting for all Americans at the federal level, I am committed to working #ForThePeople and this week I had the opportunity to meet and work with many of you in our fight to make our city and our country safer, cleaner, and more equitable for all.

Advocating to #EndGunViolence

I hope you will join me this Sunday, August 25th at the Café at Cornell Tech for a coffee meeting with Moms Demand Action to learn more about how we can fight together to end gun violence.

This conversation is a continuation of the #RecessRally we had last Sunday where activists, community leaders, and gun violence prevention organizations across the country demonstrated to demand action on gun safety. I was proud to join many of you in Foley Square to demand that the Senate finally pass H.R. 8 to establish universal background checks for all gun purchases. Gun violence is a uniquely American problem. Our citizens are more likely to be killed with a firearm compared to those from any other industrialized nation. During this Congress alone, I’ve introduced five gun safety bills to combat this epidemic and save lives. I won’t ever stop fighting. 

Standing Up for the East 10th Street Community

Also on Sunday, I joined with elected officials, business owners, and residents of the East 10th Street Community to demand that the Department of Sanitation finally remove the trucks that have blocked half of the parking on East 10th Street for over a year. These trucks not only emit a foul smell, but they also attract rodents and pose serious safety concerns. I’ve written a letter to the NYC Department of Sanitation calling for an immediate solution to the gross problem and to finally give the community their street back.

Fighting for Public Benefits

From proposals to cut SNAP, Medicaid, and affordable housing to the recent public charge rule, the Trump Administration has launched unprecedented attacks on our nation’s most vulnerable communities and has threatened to take away food assistance from 3.1 million Americans who are struggling to put food on the table. We must protect the health and welfare of low-income seniors, immigrants, communities of color and other marginalized populations.

This is why, on Wednesday, I joined with non-profit leaders at the Jacob Riis Settlement in Queens to urge Congress to pass the Working Families Tax Relief Act and the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. It is also why I introduced H.R. 3323, the Nonprofit Relief Act of 2019 to reverse the burdens that the Republican Tax Scam has caused for non-profits so they can carry out their important missions without being penalized by unfair tax gimmicks.

 


Snapshots from NY-12

On Monday I joined elected officials and community leaders from the Upper East Side to cut the ribbon on a new supportive housing unit for women and children. I’m so proud that our Upper East Side community has welcomed our new neighbors with open arms, and I hope that we are able to open even more housing units to help the nearly 40,000 NYC families experiencing homelessness.

It was so great to join Council Member Ben Kallos and the East Side community late Monday night for the 79th Street power washing! From morning until midnight, I remain committed to making my community better and solving problems both big and small.

On Wednesday, I had the unique opportunity to stop by Local Union #3 and tour the Electrical Industry Training Center! Unions are the backbone of our nation, and I loved learning about the important work the dedicated members of the Association of Electrical Contractors do.

 

 


As always, your concerns still and always will remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.

 

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Sincerely,

Carolyn B. Maloney

Member of Congress