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PAGE 8                                                    THE QUEENS TIMES                                THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019


         Suozzi Meets With UJA-Federation of New York
            (Continued from page 1)  principle that all people are cre-  and  nationally.  This  weekend,
                                     ated equal. Fighting intolerance  racist graffiti was found at the
             On Sunday, Congressman Tom  and bigotry is, and has always  Holocaust Memorial and Toler-
        Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens),  been, deeply personal to me.”  ance Center of Nassau County,
        met  with  the  UJA-Federation       Suozzi, a Vice-Chair of the  a refuge of peace, tolerance, and
        of New York and expressed his  Problem  Solvers  Caucus,  has  education in Suozzi’s hometown
        strong  support  for  The  Never  been a fierce advocate for The  of Glen Cove. “I will fight hate
        Again Education Act as well as,  Never Again Education Act and  from my hometown to Washing-
        speak out against anti-Semitism  has  helped  secure  bipartisan  ton DC,” said Suozzi.
        and all forms of hate. The orga-  support for the legislation. Now       On November 19, the Southern
        nization combats anti-Semitism  that  this  legislation  has  more  Poverty Law Center exposed that
        and  white  nationalism  in  New  than 290 cosponsors, it must be  a  Senior  Advisor  to  President
        York, across the United States,  brought to a vote on the House  Trump, Stephen Miller, promoted
        and around the world.        floor due to new rules that Con-  white nationalist publications and
             The Never Again Education  gressman Suozzi and the Problem  racist conspiracy theories to in-
        Act is a bipartisan bill that will  Solvers  negotiated  with  House  fluence White House policy and
        create  a  new  grant  program  at  Leadership  at  the  start  of  the  news coverage of racial politics in
        the U.S. Department of Educa-  116th  Congress.  Suozzi,  along  America. “That there is someone
        tion to give teachers across the  with  fellow  Vice-Chair  of  the  in a senior position in the White
        United States the resources and  Problem  Solvers  Caucus,  Rep.  House who would promote such
        training necessary to teach our  Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), filmed  hate,  division,  and  worse,  and
        nation’s children the important  a bipartisan video in support of  use it as a basis for the dangerous
        lessons of the Holocaust and the  The Never Again Education Act.  policies we have seen from this
        horrific consequences of hate and  Please click here to see the video.  administration is unacceptable.
        intolerance.                      The rise of hate in America is  Stephen Miller, and people who
             “White nationalism, racism,  of enormous concern to Suozzi.  share his views, have no place in
        and anti-Semitism in America are  Last year, the Anti-Defamation  our government,” stated Suozzi.
        very real. It is a growing threat to  League reported a 182 percent            “I  have  always,  and  will
        our nation. We must rally together  increase in incidents of the dis-  always,  fight  against  hate  and
        to combat hateful rhetoric and ac-  tribution  of  white  supremacist  intolerance, and will promote leg-
        tions,” said Suozzi. “The United  propaganda.              islation like The Never Again Act
        States was founded on the basic       This is a problem, both locally  to combat it’” concluded Suozzi.

          Aspire PAC Hails Selection of Asian American Moderator
                      For DNC’s December Presidential Debate
        Selection comes after ASPIRE  Tom Perez to ensure that at least       “AAPI voters will play a criti-
        members urged DNC to ensure  one of the DNC-sponsored presi-  cal role in next year’s elections,”
        an AAPI moderator in one of its  dential debates features an AAPI  added Meng. “In 2020, there will
        primary debates              moderator.                    be 11 million eligible AAPI voters
                                          ASPIRE members made their  which will account for five percent
             Congresswoman Grace Meng  request in a letter to Perez in Au-  of the entire electorate, and they
        (D-NY), Chair of ASPIRE PAC –  gust, a copy of which is attached.  are poised to be the difference
        the political arm of Asian Ameri-  Nawaz will be one of four modera-  makers in key battleground states.
        can and Pacific Islander (AAPI)  tors for the debate.      It’s crucial that AAPI voices are
        Members of Congress – hailed       “ASPIRE applauds Chairman  heard in our nominating process,
        the decision to include an Asian  Perez, PBS, and Politico for the  and including an AAPI moderator
        American  as  one  of  the  mod-  selection of an AAPI moderator  on-stage is a major step forward in
        erators for the Democratic Na-  for next month’s primary debate  reaching AAPI voters.”
        tional Committee’s (DNC) sixth  in  Los  Angeles,”  said  Meng.        In addition to serving as AS-
        Presidential  primary  debate  in  “We  thank  them  for  being  re-  PIRE Chair, Meng is a DNC Vice
        December.                    sponsive to our request and for  Chair.
             The selection of Amna Nawaz  understanding the importance of       ASPIRE PAC works to sup-
        of PBS NewsHour comes after  having an Asian American repre-  port  AAPI  federal  candidates
        Meng and members of ASPIRE  sented among moderators on the  and candidates with large AAPI
        PAC called on DNC Chairman  debate stage.”                 constituencies.
         Suozzi, Engel, & King Welcome Unanimous House Passage
               of Measure Reaffirming Congress’s Support for the
                                  Good Friday Agreement


             The United States House of Rep-  tury. The United States played  ment but prevent any return of a   Gino A. Orrino
        resentatives passed a resolution  an important role in the signing  hard border,” said King.          Principal License Representative
        introduced by Congressman Tom  of the Good Friday Agreement,            “A  bad  Brexit  deal  could
        Suozzi (D–NY-03) and Congress-  a momentous achievement that  threaten the continued prosper-
        man Peter King (R–NY-02), which  has been largely responsible for  ity and security of Ireland and   Multiple Markets with Competitive Rates
        calls on the United Kingdom and  the relative peace over the last  the Irish people,” said Chairman
        European Union to protect lasting  two decades. Unfortunately, re-  Engel. “This measure makes it   Orrino Capital Services, LLC
        peace in Northern Ireland during  cent events including Brexit have  clear  where  Congress  stands:
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        to make sure that any Brexit deal  as  Chairman  Eliot  Engel,  for  European Union to ensure that
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