Senator Adams states: “Nelson Mandela was a giant amongst men, who positively affected the lives of others. Throughout Mandela’s lengthy career of activism and public service, his life exemplified the importance of an individual standing up for what one believes in, maintaining the principal of democracy and fighting for equality for all. People are not born to innately hate one another because of one’s race, beliefs or economic status, they are taught to hate. So if one can be taught how to hate, one can be taught how to love, and Nelson Mandela did just that—taught us how to love each other despite our differences.
Senator Eric Adams and Senator Kevin Parker hosted a Brooklyn Hospital Administrators Forum for the 15 hospitals that will be affected by budget cuts. Other elected officials including Assemblymembers James Brennan, Karim Camara, Joseph Lentol and Alex Brook-Krasny also provided input on political support, the role of unions and possible solutions for the hospitals.
Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with LCG Community Services and special guest Honorable Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns, hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for Brooklyn seniors at Boys and Girls High School. Over 300 seniors enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
It is December, and the Holidays are upon us yet again. While the end of the year is a festive time, full of celebration and cheer, it is still necessary for everyone to remain alert, especially as people travel near and far to celebrate the holidays with loved ones. For this reason, the month of December has been designated as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.
Every day, people put themselves and other motorists in danger on roadways when they drive after consuming alcohol or after using legal or illegal drugs. During this holiday season, we should all be observant in an effort to protect our families, friends, and neighbors from drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Realizing the importance of giving during this holiday season, Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with Kings Plaza, Assemblymember Karim Camara, Assemblymember Walter Mosley, Councilmember Darlene Mealy, District Leader Renee Collymore, District Leader Jesse Hamilton, District Leader Shirley Patterson distributed turkeys to churches and senior centers in the 20th Senate District for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Senator Adams attended the Kiwanis International Brooklyn-wide Chapter meeting and dinner. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
Senator Eric Adams, along with Senator Sampson, Assemblyman Brook-Krasny, Assemblyman Camara, Assemblyman Mosley, Councilwoman Mealy, Councilmember Jumaane Williams, District Leaders Kevin Carroll, Renee Collymore, Jesse Hamilton, Shirley Patterson and Dilia Schack and Healthfirst sponsored the 7th annual Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving Gospel Concert at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. Various gospel soloists and ensembles showcased their talent and expressed thanksgiving through song and dance.
The brisk winds of fall are blowing steadily, and as we near the day of Thanksgiving, I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous holiday. The Thanksgiving holiday is one where food takes center stage, and while indulging every now and then is no issue, it is important to monitor your food intake. As November has been designated as National Diabetes Month, I wish to take this time to educating everyone about the risk factors and warning signs of this disease.
Senator Eric Adams joins Assemblyman N. Nick Perry and Joyce Perry, along with the Celebrate Jamaica Committee, The Caribbean Cultural Theater and Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College to celebrate Jamaican Heritage and 51 years of Independence.
Senator Eric Adams and Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel brought forward on Sunday another black man accused of using a fraudulent credit card at a high-end Manhattan department store, who was then held and released by police.
The young man detailed his account of the stop, which took place in April after he made a purchase at a Macy’s store. This week, another young black man announced a suit against the City after he too was accused of fraud outside a Barneys store and held by police in April.
Senator Adams states: "Few people have positively affected the lives of Brooklynites as greatly as Rep. Major Owens. Throughout his long career of public service, Rep. Owens fought harder than anyone for our working families, and always with a first thought toward who needed his help – and our help – the most. All of Brooklyn owes him a debt of gratitude. Personally, I am grateful for his friendship and the high standard as a government representative he set for me and other officials. He will be missed—but his legacy will continue on as long as we in government follow his example, and always keep those in need in our hearts."