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Over 67,000 New Yorkers voted & we’re allocating $38 million dollars for community-developed projects across 28 Council Districts in New York City!

We featured key innovations like remote voting, digital ballots, and pop-up poll sites to increase civic participation and voter engagement.

Learn more about the type of projects funded and how much money was allocated in your district!

Visit: labs.council.nyc/pb/results

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We're just a few months away from our inaugural Local Legislative Drafting Summit: The Art of Lawmaking in Cities Nationwide. Join us July 14-16th as we focus on legislative drafting by cities, counties, towns and other local governments.

RSVP now: https://locallawsummit.splashthat.com/

#Locallawsummit  

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Check out Council Labs—our website for testing new ways of sharing information. Learn more about the Council, our initiatives and how to connect with us without the jargon and in español too! Let us know what you think of this work in progress! #NYCCLabs http://labs.council.nyc/

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Join us tomorrow for our #NYCCDiwali celebration in our chambers! 5:30pm! 
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Did you shop small this past Saturday? Continue to support the over 200,000+ small businesses in our great city! 
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Pope Francis, Welcome to El Barrio
Your Holiness,
Welcome to East Harlem, more popularly known as El Barrio. During your visit here to La Gran Manzana, I want to tell you a little bit about the neighborhood that I represent and what makes our community such a unique place in New York City.
East Harlem makes up half of District 8, which also includes parts of the South Bronx. El Barrio is a diverse community but has a historical and cultural identity that is uniquely Puerto Rican and Latino.
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Su Santidad,
Bienvenido a East Harlem, mejor conocido como El Barrio. Durante su visita aquí a la Ciudad de Nueva York, quiero contarle un poco acerca del vecindario que represento y lo que hace de nuestra comunidad un lugar único en la Ciudad de Nueva York.
East Harlem es la mitad del Distrito 8, que también incluye partes del Sur del Bronx. El Barrio es una comunidad diversa, pero tiene una identidad histórica y cultural intrínsicamente puertorriqueña y latina.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1iMlRZU

#PopeinUS   #PopeinNYC  
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New York City is facing an unprecedented crisis of affordability. Skyrocketing costs of living citywide threaten to price working families out of their longtime homes and communities. At the same time, thousands of affordable housing units, created as a safeguard against demanding market forces, lapse out of rent regulation laws. 


This crisis has left nearly 60,000 men, women and children to rely on our homeless shelters every night. Another 3,000 face the elements on the street. We will fight for tenants and take action to end this injustice. 


Read more about our Housing Task Force and reform priorities and help us urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign #A7526 because we must strengthen rent regulation to protect all New Yorkers. 

Read more: ow.ly/O9jCr 
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Join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito tomorrow night at 7PM EDT, in our first Google+ HOA event with Elianne Ramos! Cick on the link below to join & ask questions!
As you may remember, due to an unexpected emergency in New York City, we were forced to reschedule this much-anticipated interview. But the wait is now over! This coming Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm ET, I finally get to speak to +Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council! 

Don't miss this chance to listen to a powerhouse Latina who has come into national prominence for being a strong defender of her city and district, a fiercely outspoken advocate on social justice issues. Miss Mark-Viverito has single-handedly sparked a new era of Latino leadership in New York City politics. 

Miss Viverito is the 1st Latina woman elected to New York City's second-most powerful political post — Speaker of the City Council, as well as the first member of the Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus to hold this position. Her rise to the top of the NYC Council, however, has not necessarily been a breezy one.

Please send in your questions for Madame Speaker, then tune in to hear her discuss her political journey, her vision for her district, her city and the nation, and what it’s like to be a Latina #GirlBoss in the wild world of politics. She definitely has earned her nickname of #LaJefa

Definitely worth the wait!

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New York City Has Taken On 424 Cases In Effort To Get Lawyers For Undocumented Immigrant Kids

The public-private partnership has taken on hundreds of cases and stopped 13 minors from getting deported as of February, according to data given exclusively to BuzzFeed News.

Read more: ow.ly/KK4iV
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Join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for her first Google+ HOA with social media influencer and powerhouse Elianne Ramos! Follow the conversation with #Girlboss #LaJefa Thursday, March 26, 2015 7PM EDT
All over the country, Latinas are slowly but surely gaining political ground, while infusing public life with their very unique leadership styles, more inclusive perspectives and why not? That chispa that is truly all their own --- even as they defy unbelievable odds on the road to political office.

My next Google hangout guest is a prime example of this: A Latina who has come into national prominence for being a strong defender of her city and district, a fiercely outspoken advocate on social justice issues and, I’d venture say, the harbinger of a new era of Latino leadership in New York City politics. 

As the 1st Latina woman elected to New York City's second-most powerful political post — Speaker of the City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito is also the first member of the Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus to hold this position. Her rise to the top of the NYC Council, however, has not necessarily been a breezy one.

Tune in to hear Mark-Viverito discuss her political journey, her vision for her district, her city and the nation, and what it’s like to be a Latina #GirlBoss in the wild world of politics.

And please don't forget to send in your questions for Madame Speaker!
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