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, Iâ€™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!
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 on at Lenox Hill Neighborhood Houseâ€™s Senior Center at St. Peterâ€™s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street. To make an appointment, you may contact my office at 212-490-9535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Â Connie's efforts were used as a foundation for Roe v. Wade .
Connie was one of only a few female corporate lawyers in NYC in the 1940â€™s and an important pioneer in the fight for womenâ€™s rights. She was an Assembly Member when there were only two other women members in the 1960â€™s and early 1970â€™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 filmâ€™s director, Sue Perlgut, and guests from prominent womenâ€™s rights groups about what Connieâ€™s message means for us today.
The screening will take place on , from 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 email@example.com.