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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

State Senator Liz Krueger


 
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Friends and Neighbors:

Just a quick message to let you know about some upcoming events in the district. 
This Saturday, October 1st, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is hosting a Tenants' Rights Clinic. On Friday, October 14th, I'm once again sponsoring a free flu shot drive. And on Monday, October 17th, I’m hosting a free screening of a documentary about Connie Cook, a NY Assemblywoman who was a pioneer in the effort to decriminalize abortion. 
For more information on these events, see the descriptions below. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy!

Best,

Liz Krueger
State Senator


Tenants' Rights Clinic:

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is hosting a free Tenants' Rights Clinic on Saturday, October 1st, from 10am to 1pm, atUnion Settlement, 237 East 104th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Participants will be able to consult with a housing attorney free of charge on issues such as illegal rent increases, eviction, repairs, and more. The clinic is open to all Manhattan residents. Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment by calling 212-218-0429.

 
Annual Free Flu Shot Drive:

I am pleased to once again offer free flu vaccines, in partnership with the NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network and River Spring Health, Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, and Council Member Dan Garodnick. There are appointments available between 10:30am and 1pm on Friday, October 14th at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Senior Center at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street. To make an appointment, you may contact my office at 212-490-9535 or spasquan@nysenate.gov.

 


Connie Cook: A Documentary:

I am pleased to host a free screening of Connie Cook: A Documentary, a film about a progressive Republican Assemblywoman from Upstate NY who wrote the legislation that decriminalized abortion in New York State in 1970.  Connie's efforts were used as a foundation for Roe v. Wade three years later.

Connie was one of only a few female corporate lawyers in NYC in the 1940’s and an important pioneer in the fight for women’s rights. She was an Assembly Member when there were only two other women members in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Her efforts regarding abortion became the critical model for the rest of the country. In 1974, she sued the Episcopal Church so that women could be priests -- and she won.

After the screening, I will host a discussion with the film’s director, Sue Perlgut, and guests from prominent women’s rights groups about what Connie’s message means for us today.

The screening will take place on Monday, October 17th, from 6pm to 8pm at Marymount Manhattan College, Regina Peruggi Room, 2nd Floor, at 221 East 71st Street. Space is limited, so please RSVP by contacting my office at 212-490-9535, or via email at spasquan@nysenate.gov.