(((Stephen Levin))) (@StephenLevin33 )

(((Stephen Levin)))

Bio NYC Council Member representing Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Boerum Hill and Bedford–Stuyvesant. Chair, Committee on General Welfare.
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iPhone : Today, Progressive Caucus introduced a package of bills aimed at increasing rights & legal representation for New Yorkers entangled in the child welfare system, the majority of whom are low income black women, immigrants & women of color. Our statement here: bit.ly/2mFvdh8

iPhone : Thank you Joyce McMillian for your years of leadership in this fight.

50,000 parents still sit in the State Central Registry (SCR), keeping them from employment opportunities and access to their children.
NYS passed SCR reform this year— we need to continue this work for NYC.

iPhone : I’m proud to join my Progressive Caucus colleagues in introducing a comprehensive package of bills to reform the ACS investigation process.
Parents deserve resources and information to fully know their rights & be able to protect & support their families.

iPhone : We know what the solutions are to end homelessness and this isn’t it.

We ought to be putting all of our resources into raising rental voucher amounts & securing low-income affordable housing, not advancing a paternalistic and outdated savings plan requirement for homeless NYers.

iPhone : KING SUGAR The cinderblocks and steel of the housing units are configured in a way that would be virtually impossible & would cost probably $100’s of millions to make even marginally better. So I believe the building should come down asap

iPhone : KING SUGAR I definitely understand your point. Having been through all parts of BHOD just this past Friday, it was clear to me that specific building issues are real & not really fixable. Retrofitting an AC system $10’s of millions if even possible.

iPhone : Have you signed up for the October 1st free training to learn how to report truck idling, clean the air in our neighborhood, AND get paid? One lucky participant will receive two tickets to our 25th Anniversary Gala on 10/17. Register for the workshop: bit.ly/idlecashbk

iPhone : It’s dragging season, TRY ME I wrote the tweet. The DOC budget from FY19 adopted budget to the FY20 executive budget (the last budget we hold hearings on every year) did not actually increase this year.
council.nyc.gov/budget/wp-cont…. I never in any way suggested making throwing water on NYPD should be a felony

iPhone : No New Jails Aside from the question of whether jails should exist at all, I believe that conditions do matter-and the conditions in the current Brooklyn House of Detention are unacceptable and the building should come down.

iPhone : No New Jails My other priorities in addition to community investment is closing Rikers and tearing down the current Brooklyn House of Detention, a 1950s bldg w no air conditioning in the summer, extremely limited time outdoors, no programming space, extremely small cells.

iPhone : KING SUGAR I agree w you. As it stands, the mayor’s plan is not addressing the community investments needed to make a meaningful impact on decarceration&decriminlaization. NNJ,Lippman,JLUSA,VOCAL,etc all do. We at the Council are prioritizing those investments & decrim/decarceration efforts

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