March 22, 2019

Maloney, pols, faith leaders: End the hate

Source: The Villager

By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech

Never again, never again,” shouted Congressmember Carolyn Maloney in the midst of a crowd of elected officials, religious leaders and Upper East Side residents on March 17.

The congressmember organized the gathering outside of the Upper East Side campus of Asphalt Green on Sunday in light of the several swastikas and slur found drawn inside the fitness center’s family locker room last week.

The crude drawings, made with a marker, were yet another reminder that acts of anti-Semitism are rising in New York City. To make matters even more somber, the gathering occurred just days after 50 Muslim worshipers were killed during a mass shooting by a white supremacist in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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March 22, 2019

Maloney Holds Census Town Hall

Source: Queens Gazette

Congress Member Carolyn Maloney held a town hall on March 16th, “What the 2020 Census Means for New York.” The following speakers participated: Melva Miller, Association for a Better NY; Natalia Aristizabal, Make the Road NY; and Mayra Aldas-Deckert, NY Immigration Coalition. The event was held at Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens (21-12 30th Rd, LIC), in cooperation with Community Boards 1 and 2, Borough President Melinda Katz, NYS Senator Michael Gianaris, Assembly Members Catherine Nolan, Aravella Simotas and Brian Barnwell, Council Members Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer, the NYC Office of the Census, Association for a Better NY, New York Immigration Coalition, and Make the Road NY.

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March 22, 2019

House Panel to Debate Bill to Require Investor Testing by SEC

Source: Think Advisor

By Melanie Waddell

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said Tuesday that the full committee would meet on March 26 to mark up the SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act, which was introduced during a subcommittee hearing to examine the securities regulator’s Regulation Best Interest.

The bill, HR 1815, was introduced by Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., during a hearing held by the committee’s Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets, and would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct usability testing on the agency’s new disclosure forms before finalizing Reg BI, a plan that the subcommittee’s chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said “is an excellent idea.”

Casten stated during the hearing that while he was pleased that the SEC engaged in investor-usability testing on the proposed Customer Relationship Summary disclosure form, or Form CRS, which is part of the SEC’s three-pronged advice standards package, he’s “concerned that they over-relied on surveys as opposed to in-depth interviews.”

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March 22, 2019

The Equal Rights Amendment: It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over

Source: Refinery 29

By Amelia Harnish

What do Alyssa Milano, Rupert Murdoch, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and the Women’s March movement all have in common? They all support the Equal Rights Amendment

I’m not kidding.

If you think the 98-year-old attempt to solidify women’s rights in the U.S. Constitution died in the 1970s, you are wrong. A number of diehard activists never gave up, and over the past decade, a movement-within-a-movement to pick up where we left off has been traveling from state to state, lobbying legislators to ratify the amendment that would finally affirm that men and women are created equal.

Just last month, as the state of Virginia was embroiled in a controversy over a governor caught in blackface, the statehouse almost made Virginia the 38th state to pass it — that’s just enough to make it the law of the land, advocates (and the National Archives) say. Although the amendment shared what was mostly bipartisan support, two Republicans effectively killed it after overnight silent vigils and the arrest of one woman for baring her breasts.

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March 22, 2019

Queens facing ‘real challenges’ in the 2020 Census, experts warn at Long Island City town hall

Source: QNS

By Andreina Rodriguez

With the 2020 Census on the horizon, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney wants to inform people about the importance of a fair and accurate count.

Maloney, who represents a portion of western Queens and Manhattan, held a town hall meeting about the census on March 16 at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in Long Island City.

Participating in the event were speakers Melva Miller, executive vice president of the Association for a Better New York; Natalia Aristizabal, co-director of organizing of Make the Road NY; Paul Westrick, manager of democracy policy of New York Immigration Coalition; Jorge Fanjul, deputy director for the Office of the Census for New York City; Jeff Wice, fellow of Rockefeller Institute of Government; and Jeff Behler, northeast regional director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

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March 22, 2019

UES Officials Denounce Anti-Semitism After Gym Vandalism

Source: Patch

By Brendan Krisel, Patch National Staff

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Local elected officials and other Upper East Side community leaders held a rally Sunday at the Asphalt Green gym facility to denounce anti-Semitism after one of the gym’s locker rooms was vandalized with paintings of swastikas.

The Asphalt Green vandalism is the latest incident in a rise of anti-Semitism in New York City and throughout the entire United States, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said. The longtime representative of the Upper East Side recently introduced legislation called the “Never Again Education Act” to support Holocaust education in public schools.

“Together, through events like this, and by creating the wonderful, multicultural community we have in NYC, we stand up against bigotry in all its forms. In our fight to combat hate and anti-Semitism, we must be proactive, and not just reactive,” Maloney said during Sunday’s rally.

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March 22, 2019

Pass an Equal Rights Amendment now: Let’s enshrine fair treatment for the sexes in the law

Source: New York Daily News

By Kathy Hochul

This midpoint of the 2019 Women’s History Month calls us to look back and honor our proud legacy as the birthplace of the women’s rights movement. But as long as extreme conservatives still have a stranglehold over Washington’s political institutions — namely, the White House, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Senate, the rights of women are more endangered than they have been at any time in my life.

Now, more than ever, we need to ensure that women are protected from archaic power dynamics and societal hierarchies. How? Enact the Equal Rights Amendment in New York State. That is why during Women’s History Month, I call upon all enlightened supporters of all rights to join me in recommitting to do everything in our power to ensure constitutional equality for New Yorkers and in so doing, change the course of history.

New York has already made advances for women culminating in the monumental shift in culture we see today. Since being elected as lieutenant governor in 2014, I have seen our administration prioritize supporting and protecting women at the top of our agenda.

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March 22, 2019

Elected Officials, Religious & Community Leaders Join Rep. Maloney in UES Rally Condemning Rising Anti-Semitism & Hate

Source: The Jewish Voice

By JV Staff

On Sunday afternoon, March 17th, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), author of the Never Again Education Act, organized a group of elected officials, along with religious and community leaders, to join together outside of Asphalt Green’s Upper East Side Campus to condemn anti-Semitism in New York City and across the country.

Last week, Asphalt Green was defaced with swastikas. This incident is part of an alarming spike in anti-Semitic attacks, hate crimes, and rhetoric throughout New York City and our nation.

“There is no place for anti-Semitism or hatred of any kind in our city,” said Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney. “Together, through events like this, and by creating the wonderful, multicultural community we have in NYC, we stand up against bigotry in all its forms. In our fight to combat hate and anti-Semitism, we must be proactive, and not just reactive, which is why I introduced HR943, the Never Again Education Act, to support Holocaust education in all schools across this country so that the next generation of leaders can learn the horrific consequences of anti-Semitism, bigotry and hate. I will continue to work with the local community here in NYC and with my colleagues in Congress to eliminate hate in all its forms. We all must condemn Anti-Semitism where and whenever we see it. I was proud to join today with this group to show that we are unified in combatting anti-Semitism and that hateful rhetoric and violence has absolutely no place in New York City.”

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March 22, 2019

New York Rep. Maloney endorses Gillibrand for president

Source: The Hill

By Chris Mills Rodrigo

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D) on Sunday endorsed her colleague from New York, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), for president.

“I am proud to endorse my friend @SenGillibrand to be our next President and the nation’s first woman President,” Maloney wrote on Twitter.

“I saw her tenacity when we fought together to pass the 9/11 Health bill and know she has what it takes to defeat Trump.”

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March 22, 2019

Lawmakers, Religious Leaders Rally Against Anti-Semitism

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Elected officials took to the streets on Sunday to condemn anti-Semitism.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney joined a coalition of community and religious leaders at a rally, gathering at Asphalt Green’s Upper East Side campus, which was the target of hateful vandalism last week.

The incident was part of a spike in hate crimes in the city over the past few months. Congresswoman Maloney said hate has no place in our city or our country

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