April 13, 2018

Maloney, Velázquez Host Town Hall On Gun Safety Reform

Source: Queens Gazette

On April 7 Congress Members Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) joined gun violence prevention advocates and New York City students and residents for a town hall on gun safety reform. The community had the opportunity to ask questions and share their concerns.  The panel included Keyla Abreu, a senior at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice high school; Sonni Munn, Moms Demand Action; Shaina Harrison, Program Director at New Yorkers Against Gun Violence; Juan Ramos, Executive Director at Los Sures Safe Horizons; and Jennifer Grad, pediatric resident physician at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 

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April 13, 2018

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney on Her Uphill Battle to Found a Women’s History Museum at the Smithsonian

Source: Art Net News

By Sarah Cascone

The are 19 museums in the Smithsonian Institution, but not one of them is dedicated to women. Last month, in an effort to draw more attention to the important role women have played in the history of the US, the Smithsonian announced a new American Women’s History Initiative. But for at least one prominent official, that effort is not quite good enough.

For more than a year, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, has been working to pass a bill that would establish a dedicated women’s museum under the auspices of the Smithsonian. The road has not been easy.

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April 13, 2018

Congresswoman Maloney, Indian Consul General discuss India-US ties

Source: PTI

By Yoshita Sing

New York, Apr 7 (PTI) An influential US Congresswoman has met with the Consul General of India in New York and discussed ways to improve bilateral ties.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from New York was instrumental in the issuance of a commemorative Diwali stamp by the US Postal Service in 2016.

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April 6, 2018

Student Forum On Gun Safety Held At Local High School

Source: Queens Gazette

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined gun violence prevention advocates and New York City students for a listening session on gun safety in schools. The students voiced their concerns and asked a panel of experts questions about how to get involved in the fight against gun violence. The panel included Debbie Weir, Senior Managing Director at Everytown for Gun Safety—Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Shaina Harrison, Program Director at New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

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April 6, 2018

The Future is Female Mentoring Day with Lower East Side Girls Club

Source: Queens Gazette

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul hosted The Future is Female: Making a Difference in our Communities and in Congress with the Lower East Side Girls Club to highlight the importance of gender equality and discuss important initiatives to support women and girls, including state and federal Equal Rights Amendments, the establishment of a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum, and New York’s Women’s Agenda.

Councilwoman Carlina Rivera and Executive Director of CUNY Feminist Press Jamia Wilson also joined the event to host breakout mentoring sessions with LES Girls Club Members. During these sessions, participants were able to speak with these leaders and hear firsthand about what it’s like to be a woman in politics, how women can support each other, and what advice they have for young women.

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April 6, 2018

AFL-CIO Nods Go To Donovan, Maloney And Crowley

Source: State of Politics

The New York AFL-CIO on Tuesday endorsed two Democrats and a Republican in their re-election bids: Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Joseph Crowley and Dan Donovan.

“All three of these candidates have proven track records of fighting for issues important to the middle class,” said the union’s president, Mario Cilento. “We need them advocating on behalf of all New Yorkers to ensure working people have a strong voice in Washington. The labor movement is committed to working hard to get them reelected.”

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April 6, 2018

EMBCA’s NYC Development, Design & Construction Panel Discussion

Source: The National Herald

By Eleni Sakellis

NEW YORK – The East Mediterranean Business Cultural Alliance (EMBCA) held its Spring Panel Discussion on NYC Development, Design & Construction on March 29 at the Russian Tea Room in Midtown Manhattan. The panel for the sold-out event included John Catsimatidis- CEO/Chairman, Red Apple Group; Faith Hope Consolo- Chairman Retail Group, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Jeffrey E. Levine- Chairman of Douglaston Development & Levine Builders; Donna Olshan- President Olshan Realty Inc. and author of the Olshan Luxury Report; and Anthony Rinaldi- President, Rinaldi Group. The panel moderator, Louis Katsos- Jekmar Associates and President of EMBCA gave the welcoming remarks and introduced special guest speaker Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues.

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April 6, 2018

Smithsonian leader vows to highlight women — but not with their own museum

Source: The Washington Post

By Peggy McGlone

A new Washington museum focused on women’s history has many passionate fans — but Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton isn’t one of them.

The head of the world’s largest museum complex announced this month that the Smithsonian Institution will launch a Women’s History Initiative to highlight women’s achievements. But Skorton doesn’t support a stand-alone museum.

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