by Gloria Dulan-Wilson
Brooklyn has been blessed with Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, of the most dynamic, well thought out, action-oriented elected officials to have held that office over the past decade. And that does not take away from the other members of Brooklyn's assembly district -- notably, Annette Robinson, Karim Camara, Darryl Towns, among others. Nor does it take away from the State Senators either.
Mr. Jeffries, however, has rolled up his sleeves and tackled issues head on, thinking outside the box, and coming up with innovative solutions that have benefitted his constituents in ways they may or may not yet be aware. He's working regardless of whether or not there are cameras rolling, regardless of controversy or popularity. He's sincere, and he's thorough. He's assembled a hard working supportive staff that are likewise diligent and dedicated.
That said, it would behoove you to take the time to attend this event. It's for and about you. It's an attempt to keep you in the loop, so you can't say "no one told me", or "I didn't know that." Not a dog and pony show filled with empty promises. Jeffries is in and of the community, and communicates personally and through his staff with constituents, assessing their concerns. Once compiled, he goes into action finding solutions, and working with others who have already rolled up their sleeves to help, as well.
No ego trip here. He's there to make a difference, and it appears to be working.
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ASSEMBLYMAN HAKEEM JEFFRIES (57AD) TO DELIVER STATE OF THE DISTRICT ADDRESS Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Pratt Institute. Jeffries will update community on Project Reclaim and introduce new initiatives
This will be Hakeem Jeffries' third State of the District address since taking office in 2007. In addition to Project Reclaim, the initiative introduced at last year’s address which seeks to transform market-rate condominiums that have failed into desperately needed affordable housing, he will also talk about the Section 3 Campaign for HUD, and legislative initiatives for alleged police misconduct and shootings.
WHERE: Pratt Institute – Higgins Hall
61 St. James Place(at Lafayette Ave.)
G train to Classon; C train to Clinton/Washington
38 Bus to St. James Stop
Going forward into the next decade, starting with 2010, we owe it to ourselves and each other to be a proactive part of what happens in our community. Fortunately we have elected officials like Hakeem Jeffries that make this possibility a reality.
And make sure you watch President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. They both have direct impact on where we are, where we need to go, and how to get there.
For those of you who cannot attend the State of the District Address, an online telecast called ON THE SPOT will cover the event, and present it online from Thursday forward.
Stay blessed &