Public Advocate's Statement In Celebration Of Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2021

Press Release

" I want to wish a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all New Yorkers. In a time of so many challenges, so much uncertainty, today is a day to reflect on the gifts we have been given, all we have to be grateful for which give us strength and solace in difficulty and turmoil.

"I am thankful for the support of my friends, the love of my family. I am thankful for the honor of serving the city as its Public Advocate, and for my incredible team that makes that service possible. I am thankful for New Yorkers who continue to show their resilience and compassion in equal measure.

"It is important to acknowledge Thanksgiving's origins of injustice perpetrated against Indigenous peoples, horrors whose impact is still felt today. At the same time, it is essential to take time to feel and express gratitude, to give humble thanks for our blessings and the people we are privileged to have in our lives. I have been and continue to be profoundly blessed, and for that, I am profoundly thankful."

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