(May 27, 2020 – New York, NY) Yesterday evening elected officials representing New Yorkers at the city, state, and federal levels connected with constituents in Manhattan through a virtual town hall. The conversation was moderated by NYU McSilver Chief Operating Officer Rose Pierre-Louis. Participants included:
- U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler
- New York State Attorney General Letitia James
- New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
- State Senator Brian A. Benjamin
- Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal
Via Zoom and Facebook Live, the participating officials explained how each of their offices is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighted important resources available to aid struggling communities, and responded to questions and comments from viewers.
See how they answered questions about how to reopen safely amid COVID-19, vaccine distribution and the pandemic’s impact on: inequality in New York, budget cuts, cars and roads, small businesses, community health, rent relief, PPP loan forgiveness, youth, seniors, NYCHA residents, unemployment claims, public transportation and undocumented immigrants.
A recording is available through Facebook Live below: