Community New & Politics - Events

On November 16th, the nation’s oldest HIV/AIDS organization Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is hosting their Fashion Forward fundraiser in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion(125 West 18th St between 6th and 7th Aves).  “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn, will be hosting as well as Jack Mackenroth of Project Runway.  

NEW YORK - Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest nonpartisan, non-profit organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, announced that its Third Annual Heroes Gala will take place on Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00PM-9:00 PM at Gotham Hall in Manhattan

Come out to support a good cause and get a good poker lesson from poker icon Annie Duke as she Chair’s the Parkinson’s Disease charity event, “Raising the Stakes.” The evening will include casino games, cocktails, dinner, dancing and prizes, including one personal poker lesson from Annie Duke and all proceeds will support the research of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
 

The rally will be held today at 4:30 PM at Chatham Square.   Attend to support Margaret Chin, Bill Thompson and the Democratic ticket.  Tomorrow is Election Day.  Don’t forget to vote!!!! 

 

Medicare For All— Demonstration and sit-in, part of a nationwide day of action.
October 28, 2009 at 10 AM
1 Liberty Plaza (Broadway just north of Wall Street)
Contact: Jean Fox, jeanmaryfox@yahoo.com

 


NEW YORK – On Wednesday, October 28 Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Sen. Eric T. Schneiderman (D – Manhattan-Bronx), Chairs of the Senate Banking and Codes Committees respectively, will hold a special joint hearing in New York City to address the mortgage fraud crisis that is wreaking havoc across the state.

The hearing on the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) proposal to landmark roughly 1/3 of the South Village, west of 6th Avenue, will begin tomorrow at approximately 2:30 pm and is expected to last for several hours. IT IS ABSOLUTELY VITAL THAT WE HAVE A LARGE TURNOUT TO TELL THE CITY TO MOVE AHEAD WITH THE PROPOSED LANDMARK DESIGNATION, AND TO COMMIT TO CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE REMAINING TWO-THIRDS OF THE SOUTH VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT AS PROPOSED BY GVSHP, which they have not yet done.

The GVSHP will be protesting Thursday, October 22nd in front on 178 Bleeker Street, the location of their latest crusade.  The structure, originally built in 1861, was demolished last year and since then the owner has been trying to obtain permits to replace it with an 8-story building. The building would be in the middle of a block of 5-story 1862 rowhouses with zoning restrictions that should limit any new construction to 60 feet.  In spite of months of protest yesterday the City approved the plans. 

The mounting death toll among responders and the growing sense in the affected communities that new health impacts are emerging raise key concerns about the adequacy of the current House and Senate 9/11 health care and compensation bills (HR847/S1334). Specifically, when Congress decides who should have an entitlement to 9/11 health care, will all those who are sick be counted? And when Congress decides what illnesses will be covered, will all health impacts resulting from 9/11 exposures be included? Right now, the answer to both these questions is no.

State Senator Eric T. Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), elected officials and civil rights advocates will hold a press conference WEDNESDAY announcing major criminal justice legislation.  The new bill will make it easier for innocent people who were wrongfully convicted to challenge a court’s judgment.