Williams' Statement On The Passing Of Former Council Member And State Senator Bill Perkins

May 17th, 2023

Press Release

"Bill Perkins was a force in New York politics and a champion in and of the Harlem community he served. Throughout the city and up to Albany, his impact and example have helped to shape New York and inspire many, in the footprint of a legacy that stretches across three decades. He shepherded new leaders that will carry on that legacy, one of ensuring the Black community’s voices are heard and heeded in government.

"For more than thirty years in elected office, he boldly pushed for progress on issues that the next generation now carries forward. It was a privilege to work alongside him in the City Council, to learn from him and see his commitment to his community reflected in the trust and support of the people he represented. I pray for peace, comfort, and strength for all of his loved ones and the Harlem neighbors he cherished, in the wake of this loss."

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