Monday, July 20, 2015

NYC Electeds and Labor Leaders Meet With US Virgin Islands Governor In St. Thomas About Economy

NYC Electeds and Labor Leaders Meet With US Virgin Islands Governor In St. Thomas About Economy, Social Services
On July 9, a delegation of NYC elected officials and labor leaders from around the city met with US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp on the island of St. Thomas, where topics included economic realities and the need for a stronger voice in the continental United States for the islands.  The trip was organized by New York Council Member Andy King, co-chair of the Black, Latino & Asian Caucus in the Council, who was joined at the Governor's Offices by Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene, Bronx County Democratic Party Chair Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and Bronx Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, and Council Members Darlene Mealy (Brooklyn) and Vanessa Gibson (Bronx).  

Friday, July 10, 2015

Residents protest proposed juvenile detention area

People living on Bruner Avenue in Baychester are protesting against a juvenile detention center in their neighborhood. (July 2, 2015 6:30 PM)
Baychester residents joined a city councilman to protest a juvenile detention center in their neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
The facility is part of the state Close to Home program, which lets convicted juvenile delinquents stay close to home so families can be involved in their rehabilitation. Construction is almost completed, according to Councilman Andy King.
King led a protest...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015


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NYPL hosts rallies for funding

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ban The Box

Council Member King stands with his colleagues Council Members Jumaane Williams and Corey Johnson, as well as Manhattan BP Gale Brewer, on their historic efforts to eliminate -- on job applications -- the question of whether the applicant has a criminal record. This is discrimination and an issue of civil rights for many people who have paid their debt to society. ‪#‎civilrightsmatters‬‪#‎eliminatethebox‬
 — at Steps Of City Hall.