Veterans Legislation Passed! A Great Start for NYC.

Kristen L. Rouse:

I’m proud to be leading work to establish the NYC Veterans Alliance, as well as to be involved in pushing for legislation that improves the ability of NYC government to reach out to our City’s 220,000+ veterans. Take a look at yesterday’s tremendous success!

Originally posted on NYC Veterans Alliance:

Success!! Yesterday the NYC Council passed three bills (Ints. 611, 619, & 600) that the NYC Veterans Alliance pushed for, discussed at length, and testified on earlier this month. This was a proud day for us, and we were invited to attend Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s press conference on these important reforms. Council Members Ulrich, Eugene, and Vallone all spoke in detail on these bills that they helped to develop with community input, and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito introduced Kristen Rouse to speak as a veteran advocate who helped with pushing these bills toward their final passage yesterday.

Kristen Rouse speaking at City Hall alongside Speaker Mark-Viverito and Council Members Ulrich, Eugene, and Vallone. Kristen Rouse speaking at City Hall alongside Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and Council Members Ulrich, Eugene, and Vallone.

Here are Kristen’s remarks from the press conference:

Thank you, Madame Speaker. It’s an honor to be here today.

I personally believe New York City is the greatest City in the world, and following my…

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