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Voting By Absentee Ballot

There’s so much going on, it can be easy to forget about voting. But now more than ever, we need representation that will fight for the things our community needs. This June there will be a pivotal democratic primary. For years, the Queens Democratic machine made sure we had no choice, if we went to… Read more »

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COVID Care Neighbor Network–What We’ve Done

I believe in community and building it has been something I’ve been doing most of my life. When a community comes together for a common cause, seemingly insurmountable problems can be solved or mitigated. The way our neighbors have been supporting each other through COIVD-19 has been awe-inspiring and written about here. COVID Care Neighbor Network (CCNN) started… Read more »

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In Response to Questions about my Profession, my Activism and my Family

I have been posting useful information on this [jhfamilies] listserv for a decade and have tried to keep politics to a minimum. However, several posters have made wild assumptions about my legal career, community service, and activism, so I wanted to respond. For almost 20 years, I have worked daily to make this a better… Read more »

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We Need to Scale Back the NYPD and Change Our Policing Priorities

Demonstrators at a park holding up signs

The brutal killing of George Floyd has rattled the country. Ever since video cameras captured the beating of Rodney King back in 1991, we have seen countless people of color killed by police officers. These deaths sicken me and make me angry, as they do much of our country. We have had enough. The question… Read more »

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors — COVID Care Mutual Aid

As the story itself says–“It all began with a Post-it Note”; it then became a mutual aid network led by Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo, who put her AD 34 campaign on hold to set this up, that has organized over 700 volunteers, delivered 800 bags of groceries and helped 1,000 neighbors. QNS.com has a story on this… Read more »

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Spotlight on hunger in NYC

NPR had a story on hunger in NYC, with a spotlight on a case study in Jackson Heights that was helped out by the COVID Care Neighbor Network

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Nuala in a WPIX story on NYC’s Open Streets program

It’s no secret that Nuala has been a long-standing safe streets advocate. In the context of COVID, that involves advocating giving New Yorker’s space to breathe at a safe distance. WPIX did a story after the mayor, in the face of the City Council pushing for exactly such a measure, announced his acquiescence in that…. Read more »

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