With City Council Member Laurie Cumbo among the three dozen members of the 51-seat Council facing term limits this year, there is a competitive Democratic primary unfolding to replace her in Brooklyn’s 35th District.
High-profile endorsements and impressive fundraising numbers are split in this close race for the City Council District 5.
‘Four out of five families who enroll in prevention programs complete them. And, once they complete services, these families are five times less likely to experience another report of abuse and/or neglect in the near term. Prevention services have also helped to safely reduce our utilization of foster care. Currently, there are less than 8,000 children in foster care, down from over twice that much a decade ago.’
After the state budget deal failed to include a proposal for an Albany-funded rental voucher system, advocates are setting their sights on getting the City Council to pass Intro 146, which would increase the value of rental vouchers under the CityFHEPS program to better reflect market-rate rents.
Candidates also touted their cannabis industry plans and their Earth Day credentials.
It’s safe to say the political landscape has shifted in Western Queens as demographics change, leftwing political stars emerge and progressive organizers continue to drive the vote and achieve milestone victories.
Rubiela Correa es una de las personas que hizo una huelga de hambre para presionar al Estado de Nueva York para que haga algo por los trabajadores que fueron excluidos del alivio del COVID-19.
Big differences in money raised for the campaign separate the candidates in the 8th district, which includes neighborhoods in Manhattan and the South Bronx.