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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
My heart goes out to the friends and families of those lost and injured in the horrific attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida …
Testimony before the Landmarks Preservation Commission June 7, 2016 Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today regarding the proposed redevelopment of 11 Jane Street, within the Greenwich Village Historic District. This proposal includes the demolition of the existing garage structure and the new construction of a 95 foot tall residential building. The proposed project would drastically alter the mid-block height of a narrow street in the Greenwich Village Historic District. Additionally, this taller structure would block out light and air from the surrounding street and community. I have deep reservations regarding this project and the negative impact it will have on the character of Jane Street.
Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today regarding the potential changes in renewal leases for rent-stabilized tenants …
Testimony Regarding Success Academy’s Application in Manhattan’s Community School District 1 January 8, 2015 Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you regarding Success Academy Charter School’s application to open an elementary school in Manhattan’s Community School District 1. I gave previous testimony regarding Success Academy when it was slated to enter community school District 2 and once again I am voicing my displeasure at this unwanted incursion.
Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission June 25, 2013 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the proposed South Village Historic District. The South Village is full of a rich cultural and architectural history that must be preserved. I hope this hearing is a sign of a significant commitment to help ensure that the character of the South Village, and the history of the late-19th and early-20th century immigrants who populated it, is preserved through an expeditious vote to designate the entirety of the identified South Village as an official Historic District.
Testimony Regarding the Department of Environmental Conservation Proposed Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Regulations November 30, 2011 As the Assemblymember who represents a large portion of lower Manhattan I continue to oppose New York State’s proposed venture into the intensive process of Hydraulic Fracturing (“Fracking”). This proposed venture has the potential to greatly damage New York State’s scarce water and green resources. Fracking could endanger our scarce water and food supply, overburden our already depleted waste water and highway infrastructure, present significant health concerns for residents, and could create a housing crisis through technical defaults of mortgages not written to allow drilling permits. While America’s need for energy has increased so too has the need for government to weigh the economic benefits for a few versus the ecological and environmental impact that could last generations.
Testimony before the Department of City Planning regarding the Re-zoning of the Third Avenue Corridor August 24, 2010 Thank you for this opportunity to testify before you today regarding the rezoning of the Third Avenue Corridor. I fully support the re-zoning of this area, especially in light of the fact that the Bowery is an important part of an area rich in historical significance and is abutted by several neighborhoods that have already received the protection that comes from appropriate zoning including the Special Little Italy District, the NoHo Historic District and the west side of Bowery. In light of this, it seems only appropriate to protect the Third Avenue Corridor as well.