New York State Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, Assembly District 75
While many of us feel discouraged and frustrated by the news coming out of Washington, we need to keep working toward positive change and the causes we believe in, and fighting against injustice. Our nation and our state face great challenges now.
Our state faces the loss of billions of dollars federal aid. We will fight against those cuts. But we also need to be prepared to replace that lost aid. New York depends on our extraordinary assets: an educated, diverse workforce, world-class cultural offerings, outstanding health care institutions, and a comprehensive mass transit network. Those assets and making sure every New Yorker has a fair chance to lead a full life requires public spending. And in fairness, the necessary taxes must be based on ability to pay. I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions on legislative issues and community problems. I work for you full-time, year-round, in Albany and in the neighborhood. I am a lawyer, but I do not maintain a private practice. My only job is working for you.
My Community Office has a new address: 214 West 29th Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues), Suite 1002, New York, NY 10001. Same phone and email: 212-807-7900 and GottfriedR@ nyassembly.gov.
We are here to serve you. If you are having a problem with a government agency, your landlord, a utility, etc., or if your block association or other group needs my help or would like me to come to a meeting, or if there is any other way I can help, please call or e-mail. Join me in remembering Nelson Mandela's motto: Free yourself. Free others. Serve every day.
NY State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, LOB 822, Albany, NY 12248
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