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Friday, October 21, 2016

State Senator Liz Krueger


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Friends and Neighbors:

I'm hosting two great events next week that I hope you will join me for. Next Thursday, the 27th, is my 10th Annual Senior Resource Fair at Temple Emanu-El. On Friday, the 28th, I'm presenting a roundtable discussion on fossil fuel divestment at Baruch College. 
Also, this coming Monday, the 24th, the Community Education Council for District 2 will be hosting a meeting about Pre-K availability, at PS 6. And on Thursday the 27th, there will be a community forum on the Mount Sinai Beth Israel reorganization. There is a change of venue for this event, and it will now be held at the Mason Hall Auditorium at Baruch College.
For more information on these events, see the descriptions below. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy!

Best,

Liz Krueger
State Senator


Senator Liz Krueger's Tenth Annual Senior Resource Fair:

My tenth annual Senior Resource Fair will take place Thursday, October 27th from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, One East 65th Street (at Fifth Avenue).  Over 500 people attended last year’s event.  This year we will have over 50 exhibitors from non-profits and city and state agencies with information for Older Adults. Admission is free.  Light refreshments will be served. NO RSVP NECESSARY. For further information, call (212) 490-9535.

 
In or Out: A Roundtable on Fossil Fuel Divestment:

Representatives from the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will be joined by a panel of financial and investment experts for a moderated discussion on the fiduciary implications of divesting New York State's pension fund from fossil fuels. In the face of rapidly accelerating climate change and increasingly strong action by local and national governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, questions have been raised about the future profitability of fossil fuel companies. Concerns about "stranded assets" and lack of transparency, along with a global divestment movement led by environmental organizations like 350.org, has resulted in nearly six hundred organizations divesting from fossil fuels. These organizations include universities, faith-based organizations, non-profits, municipalities, philanthropic organizations, and national and state pension funds, controlling over $3.4 trillion in assets.

The roundtable is free and open to the public. It will take place on Friday, October 28th, from 10am to 12pm, at Baruch College, Rackow Room #750, 151 E 25th St., in Manhattan. RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/zexphmr. Alternatively, email flagg@nysenate.gov or call 212-490-9535.
 


CEC D2 Meeting on Pre-K Availability:

On Monday, October 24th at 6:30pm, Community Education Council District 2 will be hosting a presentation by the Department of Education about Pre-K availability, as part of their regular monthly meeting. The meeting will take place atPS 6, 45 E 81st Street, between Park and Madison. Babysitting and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.cecd2.net.



Beth Israel Transformation Public Forum:

On Thursday, October 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mount Sinai is hosting a public forum to provide information on their plans for Beth Israel Hospital.  Beth Israel is now part of Mt. Sinai, and over the next few years, they plan to significantly reduce inpatient beds and build a new emergency room facility as part of a broader “transformation” of their healthcare services in lower Manhattan.

The forum will take place at Mason Hall Auditorium at Baruch College, 17 Lexington Avenue at 23rd Street.