J5215

Honoring Tamika D. Mallory upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the King of Kings Foundation Inc. on June...

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  • 20 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Tamika D. Mallory upon the occasion of
her designation for special recognition by the King of Kings Foundation
Inc. on June 7, 2014

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Tamika D. Mallory has given not only of her time and energies
but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Tamika D.
Mallory upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by
the King of Kings Foundation Inc., to be celebrated at its Black Tie
Awards Gala on Saturday, June 7, 2014; and
WHEREAS, Nationally recognized for her strong stance on women's
issues, anti-violence, voter rights, and young adult advocacy, Tamika D.
Mallory is the Founder of Mallory Consulting, LLC, and former Executive
Director of the National Action Network, one of the nation's leading
civil rights organizations; and
WHEREAS, Tamika D. Mallory has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Since losing her son's father to gun violence 13 years ago
when her child was just two years old, Tamika D. Mallory has been a
tireless anti-violence advocate; she has been featured across major news
media and other mediums as a leading voice on key social justice issues,
particularly relating to gun violence; and
WHEREAS, In 2013, Tamika D. Mallory served as an expert panelist on
Bishop TD Jake's program on BET, "Mind, Body and Soul", where she
fiercely advocated for increased community involvement and personal
responsibility in reducing gun violence; and
WHEREAS, As the New York City Co-Chair for the Gun Violence Awareness
Month Initiative, Tamika D. Mallory works with local and state govern-
ment, grassroots organizations, and corporations to create a statewide
program of education and awareness around gun violence intervention and
prevention; and
WHEREAS, Today, Tamika D. Mallory is a contributor for ESSENCE MAGA-
ZINE with a column called "Women to Watch" where she shines the spot-
light on female leaders around the United States; she also writes for
NewsOne.com where she writes "The Lookout", a weekly column on politics
and social issues; and
WHEREAS, The proud recipient of countless awards and accolades, Tamika
D. Mallory was called the "Sojourner Truth of Our Time" in JET
MAGAZINE, and was publicly applauded as "a leader of tomorrow" by Senior
Advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie B. Jarrett; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Tamika D. Mallory has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Tamika D. Mallory has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Tamika D. Mallory upon the occasion of her designation for special

recognition by the King of Kings Foundation Inc. on June 7, 2014; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Tamika D. Mallory.

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