Weekly Update 8/8: Addressing Gun Violence and Immigration/ District Work Week Highlights
As a nation, we are all still processing and grieving the tragic mass shootings that occurred over the weekend, as well as the latest of Trump’s cruel immigration policies. This week, I spent time with community leaders and spoke with many of you about what can be done in Washington to make our communities safer.
Communities Rally For Action to End Gun Violence
This week, we witnessed devastating tragedy. In less than 24 hours, 31 people were murdered by gunmen in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX. On Monday, I joined elected officials, community leaders, and residents in Brooklyn at a vigil to honor all those killed and call on the Senate to return to Washington, DC immediately to vote on the background check bills the House passed months ago. These senseless killings must stop. Doing nothing is not an option.
On Wednesday in Mississippi, ICE conducted its largest raid in nearly a decade. Hundreds of people were ripped away from their families. That same day, ICE agents attempted to raid a Brooklyn homeless shelter, and were stopped because personnel exercised their right to demand a warrant signed by a judge, which the ICE agents did not have. These actions taken by the Trump Administration are deliberately cruel and intended to terrify immigrants in our communities – but there are ways to take action and protect ourselves and our neighbors. It is critical that you #KnowYourRights and know what to do if approached by ICE.
District Work Week Highlights
One of the best parts about being in NYC during this district work period is getting a chance to hear from the residents of NY-12 and learn about what issues matter most to you.
Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s telephone town hall for a great discussion!
This week I participated in National Night Out events throughout the district and celebrated public housing Family Days. I had such a great time speaking to all of you and joining in on the fun.
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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Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress