Council Member Levine Celebrates Dominican Independence Day and Dominican Heritage Month with fellow Community Leaders

Commends State Assembly for passing the DREAM Act and Calls upon the State Senate to bring to a vote

NEW YORK – Today Council Member Mark Levine (D - 7th district) celebrates Dominican Independence Day and the broader Dominican Heritage Month at Alianza Dominicana alongside community leaders and other elected officials. This year’s celebration also coincides with the passage of the New York State Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (A.2597-A) in the New York State Assembly with an 82 - 46 vote.

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STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER MARK LEVINE ON MAYOR'S VISION ZERO PLAN FOR SPEED LIMITS

"Elected officials have an obligation to families and seniors living in New York City to make our roads safe and walkable. Studies have shown that pedestrian fatality rates drop to 5-10% when the speed limit is lowered to 25mph. There is no excuse for the recent tragic and avoidable deaths that were caused by the recklessness of speeding drivers in this area. We must act now to reduce the speed limit in our streets.

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