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          VOLUME 29, NO. 15                                      THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024                                                  25 CENTS

                                                                        Suozzi On The Ground In Ukraine,
             Community Op-Ed: Delivering
                Fair Pay to New York City’s                                            Poland, And Moldova

                       Delivery Workers

                   Since day one, our administration has had a clear
            mission, protect public safety, rebuild our economy, and
            make our city more livable for hard-working New Yorkers.
                 Every day, we are delivering on that vision. We’ve
            recovered all the private-sector jobs lost during the pan-
            demic, one year ahead of schedule; overall crime is down
            in our city this year; and our city is getting cleaner and
            greener.
                 But we know that our economic recovery hasn’t reached
            everyone, and it has not benefitted everyone equitably.
            That is why we are doing everything we can to make sure
            New York City remains a city for working-class people.
                 Last week, our administration delivered a well-deserved
            pay raise for our app-based food delivery workers. De-
            livery workers who work for UberEATS, DoorDash, and
            Grubhub will now receive at least $19.56 per hour before
            tips. This is fair pay for a fair day’s work. This means that
            more than 60,000 of the hardest-working New Yorkers out
            there will have their wages boosted.
                 This puts money back into the pockets of delivery
            workers, it puts dinner on the table, it helps pay their
            mortgages, and it supports working families, especially
            those struggling to get by, across the five boroughs.
                           (Continued on page 2)

             Meng Announces Winners Of                             Congressman Tom Suozzu Gets Private Briefing from President Zelenskyy. See story on page 2.
               Congressional App Contest
                                                                    Pheffer Amato Hosts Annual Earth Day

                                                                                            Drawing Contest


                                                                        New York State Assembly-
                                                                   woman Stacey Pheffer Amato
                                                                   announced her annual Earth Day
                                                                   Drawing Contest with local el-
                                                                   ementary and middle schools
                                                                   throughout the community. The
                                                                   Assemblywoman regularly vis-
                                                                   its schools and teaches students
                                                                   about their State, including what
                                                                   the State symbols are. As the
                                                                   environment plays a massive role
                                                                   in the community the Assembly-
                                                                   woman represents, Pheffer Amato
                                                                   is encouraging the students to draw
                                                                   something about the Earth or the
                                                                   environment.
                                                                        “The beauty of New York
                                                                   State spreads across hundreds of
                                                                   thousands of acres, through numer-
                                                                   ous counties and into each of our
        Rep. Grace Meng congratulating Congressional App Challenge  hearts. In our own district we see
        first place winners Rachel Wu, Yuan Gao and Eugene Xu.     the beauty of nature every single  elementary and middle school   wishes to participate will draw
             U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-  students: Rachel Wu of Fresh   day, a rare thing living in New York  in the 23rd Assembly District,   a picture of their favorite plant
        Queens) has announced the win-  Meadows, Yuan Gao of Flushing   City. In our State the environment  which encompasses the schools of   or tree in New York and send in
        ners of her congressional app   and Eugene Xu of Bayside.   matters, and we should celebrate  NYC Community School District   their beautiful drawings to the
        contest, and securing first place is                       it,” said Assemblywoman Pheffer  27, will receive instructions on a
        a team of three local high school   (Continued on page 6)  Amato. In the following days each  drawing contest. Each student who   (Continued on page 3)
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