US Representative,NY-14 (BX & Queens). In a modern, moral, & wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. She/her.
Bronx + Queens, NYC
Joined on 28 April, 2010
Are you an NY small business with questions about accessing SBA Disaster Loans & the Payroll Protection Program?
I’m about to walk everyone through applying LIVE on Zoom starting in 5 minutes, & again at 7pm (answering your Live Q&A for both sessions):
To summarize: We are in the midst of a pandemic. GOP wants to hold elections anyway. Black ppl are dying at disproportionately higher rates from this virus. Milwaukee has the highest pop of Black ppl in the state. Milwaukee went from 180 polling sites to 5. Let that all sink in.
"In late January, President Trump's economic adviser Peter Navarro warned his White House colleagues the novel coronavirus could take more than half a million American lives and cost close to $6 trillion, according to memos obtained by Axios."
THEY ALL KNEW AND THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU.
Last week I walked you through applying for unemployment.
Tomorrow I’m walking NY14 small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program & Disaster Loans + Grants.
Keep workers on payroll & loans will be 100% forgiven - sole proprietors, too.
A message from EMTs Mendez and Bonilla at #Station46 in Queens, who are two of thousands of EMS members serving on front lines of the city's response to COVID-19. Read more:
Replying to @jessicaramos: Grateful to have frontliners like EMTs Mendez & Bonilla serving our neighbors in Corona, Jackson Heights & Elmhurst throu…
Sunday eve @LocalProgress calls w/progressive local elected officials across the country working to center equity in COVID response were already one of the bright spots of this dark time.
Thanks @AOC for joining tonight's call on housing justice & helping light the way forward.
Black people are disproportionately dying from this virus & it's impossible to separate from decades of hypersegregation, overcrowded public housing, landfills & air pollution in our neighborhoods, & lack of access to health care. This is structural. It didnt have to be this way.
I incl that last detail to illustrate that these are also HISTORICALLY Black communities, which means they have been impacted by racist policies like redlining for generations.
This pandemic is happening in CONTEXT. & a lot of folks who deny racism have no idea what it really is
Michigan has just started reporting on coronavirus cases by race.
African Americans are 14% of that state's population but 40% of deaths.
This pandemic is reflecting--and exacerbating--inequality.
NYC should publish this data as well, so we get the picture here.
To all the people that said “there’s no evidence racial disparities in COVID impact exist.” ⬇️⬇️⬇️
I represent the most impacted neighborhoods in the country: Corona & East Elmhurst.
These are overwhelmingly Black & Latino neighborhoods. Louis Armstrong’s house is here.
I deal w/ a lot of violent threats, vitriol, etc.
But I never get more hate aimed at me than when I address racial inequities.
If some people think racial disparities are as much a myth as other issues I discuss, then why do they get so much more violent & angry on this topic?
He didn’t die of natural causes.
My father was murdered for working to end racism, war and poverty and for speaking truth to White people in power who didn’t want to share it.
The evils he opposed then still exist now.
#COVID19 is revealing just how much.
Some Sanders demands for "phase 4" of coronavirus response:
-- $2K/person payments *every month* - 100% universal;
-- Medicare pays all health expenses during pandemic;
-- Suspend rent/mortgage/medical/student&debt payments for 4 months;
-- Hazard pay 4 frontline workers
A landlord with 18 apartment buildings in New York City waived April rent for his 200 to 300 tenants because of the coronavirus pandemic. “I told them just to look out for your neighbor and make sure that everyone has food on their table," he said.
To everyone in NYC but ESPECIALLY healthy people & people under 40 (bc from what I’m observing that’s who needs to hear this again):
PLEASE stop crowding bars, restaurants, and public spaces right now. Eat your meals at home.
If you are healthy, you could be spreading COVID.