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Dear CRDC,

Here are the latest items you all can do from home. Whether it’s joining a Zoom meeting, filling out your census, or simply reading through our helpful resources, we hope the following will help occupy some of your time. #FocusOnThePositive Enjoy!!!

COVID19 on the City, State, and Federal level; Join Linda Rosenthal, Scott  Stringer, Jerry Nadler & Brian Benjamin for a virtual town hall to discuss how their offices are responding to the #COVID19 on the City, State, and Federal level on Tuesday, 5/26 at 7 pm. RSVP here:

Homelessness in the Age of Covid-19; Wednesday, 5/27 at 7pm-8pm- Hosted by Kim Moscaritolo, listen to a conversation about the homelessness crisis in New York City, and the impact of COVID-19 on one of our most vulnerable communities. Special Guests include Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and Josh Dean, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Human.NYC. Register for this event here. 

Holding Court: A Justice Conversations with AFJ and Rashad Robinson - Examining COVID-19 through a racial and economic justice lens, Wednesday, 5/27, 6pm- Across the country, millions of families, communities, and businesses have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being named the great equalizer by many, the pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color across the United States. It’s undeniable that the pandemic has exacerbated long standing systemic inequities across our healthcare system, environmental conditions, policing and criminal justice system, and more. Join this event for a discussion with Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color of Change, and leading advocates about the root causes of the racial and economic disparities of COVID-19 and how our government’s response must address them. Register here.

Stonewall Time Capsule Collecting; Tuesday, 6/2 - Tuesday, 6/30- New-York Historical and the Generations Project are preserving LGBTQ history for the next 50 years in a time capsule to be opened at the Stonewall 100 celebration in 2069. Explore our exhibition Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical, then donate your photos and handwritten memories, stories, and thoughts on LGBTQ life in America. Email your donations to timecapsule@nyhistory.org, or mail them to: Kathleen O’Connor, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West , New York NY 10024.

NYC Council Hearings: There will be legislative and budget hearings over the next few weeks. Check the hearing calendar on the Council website for upcoming meetings.

June 23 Election: All registered voters can vote by mail in June. You can confirm your address and registration status here or by calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692). Click here to request your ballot.

 

Our schools & our students need a lifeline!  Please text LIFELINE to 30644.  Join the fight to pass the federal HEROES Act. Save public education! 

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has been fighting to help protect USPS. While the much-needed aid passed the House in the HEROES Act, the Senate still needs to take action. Please sign Carolyn’s petition to show strong public support to save the USPS. 

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is looking for phone banking volunteers. Phone banking occurs everyday at 10:10 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M., Email kendra@carolynmaloney.com for more details.

Senator Brad Hoylman is looking for volunteers to help with his re-election. Sign up here

Tech For Campaigns - Tech volunteers are needed to assist in campaign work now, for November. Register here: 

It is absolutely vital we take appropriate safety precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19: There's more information on the risks and necessary precautions for outdoor activity in this New York Times article.

Vote Blue 2020: Please consider donating to Vote Blue.  They are still looking for at least 51 contributions in order to become a multi-candidate PAC. You can donate here: https://votebluenyc.org/donate.

Covid-19 has changed everything; You can read Governor Cuomo's full plan for re-opening here

 

A Group Of Alumni Come Together To Feed Front Line Workers of the COVID-19 Response: From 3D printing face shields, to participating in timely research projects, to providing community PPE and support, the #SUNYTogether initiative is going strong and shows no signs of stopping. One such effort that exemplifies the SUNY spirit is called Food for the Frontline (FFTF), and is being led by four SUNY alumni from across our system. This organization, as the name denotes, is dedicated to providing meals to healthcare professionals and other employees in hospital systems putting their lives on the line to take care of those infected with COVID-19.

With Broadway dark due to coronavirus, costumers are now producing masks for NY’ers in need

Donations of Blood are needed!!! - find a location near you: 

Fill out your Census! There is one thing we can all do for New York while we are stuck indoors. Fill out the form you have received in the mail, do it online at https://my2020census.gov, or over the phone by calling 844-330-2020. 

DOT Open StreetsThe Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a website listing all Open Streets locations across New York City. Open Streets are available daily, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM for pedestrians and cyclists to use. 

For those who want to become supreme court judges: Please be reminded that the application for Supreme Court is open. You can help out by forwarding the notice linked below to your networks to ensure any potential candidates obtain their application in time. The deadline to submit the completed application is Friday, June 19th at 5:00PM.
Check out our new Resource page. All the useful information we have posted in past Eblasts, can be located here. This Resource page will be updated often with the latest information. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

New York Road Runners for Seniors at Home- New York Road Runners launched their new fitness program to accommodate seniors sheltering in place. The new online resource, NYRR Striders at Home, launched last week, and offers exercises and activities for our senior community. NYRR has developed activities for all levels and abilities, and additional exercises and supporting videos will be added in the coming weeks.

NYC families: if you child has persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain, vomiting or other symptoms, call your doctor immediately. It could be related to Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome. If you don’t have a doctor, call 311. Learn more: 

$420 Food Benefit Cards Coming To All NYC Public School Students: Read about this here.

Please follow this link to take the NYC Transit Survey. It should take less than fifteen minutes and will help the MTA plan with our needs in mind.

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We truly hope you are all still doing the best you can. If you need any kind of assistance, please do not hesitate and reach out to us. We are #AloneTogether and we must continue to #StayHome and follow all safety precautions. #FocusOnThePositive

All the best during a difficult time, 

The CRDC Board

 

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