I just joined @gillibrandny to announce she is re-introducing my anti-gun trafficking legislation in Hadiya Pendleton’s honor in the Senate.
This bill will help us #EndGunViolence so that we do not lose one more person. #HonorWithAction
Today—exactly two years after Virginia ratified the ERA on January 27th, 2020—the ERA becomes legally enforceable.
This morning, I joined the @ERAcoalition to call on @POTUS to direct the Archivist of the US to complete the process of certifying and publishing the ERA.
I joined @RepAOC and dozens of my colleagues in bringing the shortcomings of the otherwise exceptional free test program to @POTUS’s attention.
People living in multi-family dwellings need access to these tests.
Madam C.J. Walker was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, & political & social activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America. This child of sharecroppers became one of the 20th century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs. #InspiredByHer
Isabella Goodwin was the 1st female detective in NYC. She was ‘the best-known woman sleuth in the U.S,' (@BklynEagle, 1915). The NYPD hired her after she was widowed, which happened often for wives of deceased & ailing officers to help them support their families. #InspiredByHer
It’s NYC ‘winter outing’!
Get vaccinated and boosted to visit all NYC has to offer from Broadway to great restaurants. It was my honor to kick off the event by joining @NYCMayor, @nycgo, and Broadway stars to light up the @EmpireStateBldg.
Today I led a letter w/ @RepAOC, @RepRaskin, and @RepKatiePorter to the FDA urging it to reassess its blood donation policies which have had the discriminatory effect of preventing gay and bi men from safely donating blood amid a national blood shortage.
The area around Astoria Houses has a higher Covid death rate than the rest of Queens and NYC.
With #Omicron surging and boosters recommended for all NYers, we must ensure residents have access, which is why I’ve been fighting to bring a mobile health unit there! #ComingSoon
"Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadow, justice over injustice? I know where I stand. I will not yield. I will not flinch. I will defend the right to vote and our democracy against all enemies foreign and domestic."
I STAND WITH @POTUS! RT if you do too!✋
Exciting news: today, Maya Angelou became the first Black woman to appear on a quarter!
The women who shaped American history have gone unrecognized for too long—especially women of color. Proud to have supported @RepBarbaraLee’s bill to honor their legacies. #InspiredByHer
I’m thrilled that the @vbgcq will be receiving a major donation for the construction of a science lab and STEM programming. Children are the future & I can think of no better way to support them & our 🌎 than providing resources in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics.
Starting TODAY: There is a NEW #COVID19 Test Site at 107 Avenue B.
I am partnering with @HarveyForNY, @SomosCare, and lower Manhattan elected officials to make testing as easy and accessible as possible throughout the Omicron surge.
⁓3:30 AM: I take one last look at the Capitol before leaving with my staff. Our democracy, like the building, is deeply damaged but still standing. It is clear that January 6 will not mark the end of the attacks on our democracy.
⁓ 8:15 PM: I leave the office for the first time in 10 hours and head to the Capitol building where there is food waiting for us. There is destruction all around the building. I return back to my office with a pizza for staff.
6:00 PM: D.C. curfew comes into effect. It seems that the Capitol has been mostly cleared by this point. I begin taking calls from the press to update my constituents on what is happening. It helps to keep busy as we try to process what just happened.