Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and State Sen. Shelley Mayer held a Town Hall-style meeting Aug. 15 at Yonkers Riverfront Library to share the achievements and challenges of the 2019 legislative session. Nearly 100 attendees had the opportunity to hear from the leaders about laws passed this year in Albany and how they will impact Westchester communities.
Local residents shared their support of and concerns for a wide range of issues including education, environmental conservation, criminal justice reform, health care, immigrant rights, election law reforms and animal welfare and rights.
Mayer added: “I am glad to co-host a series of Town Halls throughout Westchester with my dear friend and colleague, Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. The new State Senate Majority Conference led one of the most progressive and productive legislative sessions in state history, and it’s important to meet face to face with my constituents and discuss what we were able to get done and to hear from them about priorities for the upcoming session.”