IN THE NEWS
Whats happening this week in the West Village and the New York Assembly
Fighting Against Inhumane Wildlife Killing Contests
May 3, 2018 “There is no place for inhumane and cruel wildlife killing contests in a civilized society. These activities are portrayed by some as entertainment, but they engender a heartless disrespect for humans’ relationship with nature and are disruptive to the ecosystem. I thank the Humane Society of the United States for continuing to expose these killing contests as the cruel blood sport that they truly are. We must take meaningful action to end this senseless killing in New York and pass A.4116a/S.5148a immediately,” said Assemblymember Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan). For the full press release, visit the Human Society here.
Opposing Unjust Census Questions
Letter to Secretary Wilbur Ross March 23, 2018 I urge Secretary Ross to reject any attempt to include questions regarding U.S. citizenship and immigration status in the 2020 Decennial Census. Asking for such information would have a chilling effect on the Census completion rate. The United States Census Bureau states that the goal of the Census is to serve “as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.” Implementing questions about citizenship would undermine this goal.
Honoring Lucy and Lenny Cecere
Co-Naming MacDougal Street in Honor of Lucy & Lenny Cecere April 4, 2018 “I am proud to support the co-naming of MacDougal Street in honor of Lucy and Lenny Cecere and this block is where their wonderful store “Something Special” was located. Lucy and Lenny were pillars of the South Village community, and were original partners in the Caring Community which provides services throughout the community. Lucy and Lenny were truly the heart and soul of their neighborhood, and worked closely with all elected officials on every level to improve the neighborhood around them. They should absolutely be memorialized in our community for all their good works and kind spirits.”
Maintaining Sanctuary Cities and States
Letter to Attorney General Sessions Regarding Sanctuary Cities February 15, 2018 I am outraged at comments made by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a Senate committee hearing confirming that DHS has requested that the Department of Justice investigate whether it is possible to arrest state and local elected officials in so-called “Sanctuary” cities and states.
Supporting Tipped Workers
Letter to Secretary R. Alexander Acosta regarding Tipped Wages January 25, 2018 I have deep concerns about the Department of Labor’s proposed rule that would transfer control of tips out of the hands of workers and into the hands of employers. The Department of Labor has argued that the current rules governing tips are unfair to so-called “back of the house” workers, those workers like cooks, dishwashers, and others who generally do not interact with customers and therefore do not have the opportunity to receive tips. While bringing more equity to the relationship between front of the house and back of the house workers in an admirable goal, the proposed rule is not the way to do it.
Advocating for Protecting the Church of the Nativity
Letter to Pope Francis to Protect the Church of the Nativity January 19, 2018 Dorothy Day was a New York native, activist, devout Catholic, co-founder of The Catholic Worker and generator of the Catholic Worker Movement. She has been named a Servant of God and is undergoing the canonization process. As a New Yorker, her influence is felt in her longtime service to those in need, which prompted an increase in the care that our most vulnerable populations are able to receive. For most of her life, she prayed regularly at the Church of the Nativity located within my district in New York City.
What Actually Happens When Women Run & Win Elections
Published in Bustle on November 7, 2017 “Deborah Glick regularly works across party lines in her role as a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, and firmly believes that more women in power would lead to better outcomes across the board, particularly in education and healthcare.
Interview on Reproductive Health Act
Capitol Pressroom Interview March 21, 2018 The Reproductive Health Act which would codify the Roe v. Wade decision into New York State law has stalled in the Senate Health Committee. We discussed the effort to pass the bill with the lead sponsor of the Assembly version, Asm. Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan). Listen to the whole story here.
Vote No on the State Constitutional Convention
November 2, 2017 Every 20 years, New Yorkers are asked to decide whether this state should hold a constitutional convention to consider constitutional amendments. That question will be on the ballot once again on Election Day. Holding a constitutional convention would threaten many of the essential protections already included in the New York State Constitution, and I encourage people to vote No.
Concerns Over Ride Sharing Apps
March 16, 2017 “Some lawmakers still remain concerned over the overall business model for ride hailing and its treatment of drivers and safety for passengers, including women and the disabled. ‘It’s a very, very large company that sees itself as a technology company, and therefore provides a platform, but does not view their drivers as employees,’ said Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D – Manhattan). ” To see the whole story, go to: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/politics/2017/03/16/ride-hailing-in-upstate-new-york-latest
Here are the Issues that matter to Deborah - click for more information.
Neighborhood Preservation Issues
New York City truly is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own unique characteristics. I am fortunate to represent an Assembly ...
Our Parkland and Waterfront
In a City that may sometimes feel like a concrete jungle, parks serve a number of vital functions. They serve as our backyards, contributing ...
Improving the Lives of Women
My political activism was sparked through fighting for reproductive rights. When I was in college, a woman was not ...
Current LGBT Rights and Issues
As the first openly LGBT representative in New York State, I have long fought for equality for the LGBT community. Although, after a long ...
Animal Rights and Standards
Horse carriages are often used as an iconic symbol of New York. We associate them with romantic movies and of times when our ...
Affordable Housing Issues
As housing prices soar, it is more essential than ever that legislators work to maintain our affordable housing stock so that New York can ...
In the past nine years, New York State has repeatedly been the victim of massive flooding caused by momentous storms. In 2005 one storm ...
Striving for Quality Education
Providing a high-quality public education for every student in my district has been one of my guiding principles during my time in office ...
General Election Day
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Stonewall National Monument Dedication June 27 2016
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