Newsletter March 11th, 2021

Mar 12, 2021

Thank you for subscribing to my e-newsletter! After my first few months representing the South Bronx (NY-15) in Congress, I wanted to give you an update on our accomplishments so far. 

My biggest priority is making sure my team is accessible to the constituents of New York’s 15th Congressional district. If you need assistance please reach out to my Bronx district office call (718) 503-9610.

U.S. Congress Passed the American Rescue Plan 

Both the House and the Senate passed President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, moving us one step closer to getting COVID relief for all Americans and aid to hard-hit communities like the South Bronx. 

I voted YES on this important rescue package. What happens next? The bill will be sent to President Biden’s desk for his signature tomorrow. 

The American Rescue Plan will: 

✔Deliver $1,400 checks to working families 

✔Expand Child Tax Credit: $300/month per child 

✔Safely reopen schools 

✔Support communities struggling with economic fallout 

✔Fund vaccine distributions in deeply impacted communities.

Impeachment of Donald Trump 

During my first month in office, I voted for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump following his incitement of a violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. The House vote to impeach President Trump sent a powerful message that no one, not even the President, is above the law. 

H.R.1: George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 

On March 3, the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. As a person of color who has seen in my own life the dehumanizing effect of stop-and-frisk policing in NYC, I know first-hand that the Achilles heel of American policing is the absence of accountability. The Justice in Policing Act is about police accountability and I am proud to have voted YES.

COVID-19 Updates 

Please see below for important information on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine distribution: 

Who can receive the vaccine?

New York is currently vaccinating Phase 1A and Phase 1B groups. This includes individuals aged 65 and older who reside in New York, first responders, police officers, and teachers. For the complete list, please visit: Phased Distribution of the Vaccine: Section Phase 1A & Phase 1B. You can also use the Am I Eligible app  or call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline (1-833-697-4829) to determine if you are eligible and make an appointment. 

Where can you get the vaccine?

Yankee Stadium is accepting COVID-19 vaccination appointments for eligible Bronx residents only. Medical insurance is not required. If you are eligible under categories 1A and 1B and would like to schedule an appointment, you can do so at or by calling 1-833-SOMOSNY. 

Where can you get tested for COVID-19? 

Testing is vital to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Visit the City’s website to search for testing locations or the New York City Health + Hospitals list of testing sites, which is being updated on an ongoing basis. ID/Insurance are not required and tests are free of cost. You can get tested in a hospital, H+H Mobile Testing Van, or self-testing site.

It is an honor to represent the residents of New York’s 15th Congressional district. To get updates on my latest work in Congress, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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