Williams, Hochul Joint Statement After New York City Meeting

August 17th, 2021

Press Release

NEW YORK: New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams and incoming New York Governor, current Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul released the following joint statement after their Tuesday afternoon meeting in New York City.

"We had an important dialogue this evening discussing issues that are of vital and immediate importance to New Yorkers, including expanding and escalating COVID-19 vaccination efforts, reframing how we address public safety while reducing gun violence, and expediting distribution of relief funding for renters and owners alike. We also discussed the need to remove unnecessary barriers and fund excluded workers -  largely immigrants - who have been blocked from federal aid. These must and will be immediate priorities of this new Administration."

"We look forward to working together, upstate and downstate, to help New Yorkers recover from this pandemic and renew New York City."

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