CitizensNYC Statement On Historic Inauguration Of NY’s First Female Governor Kathy Hochul

August 24, 2021

Dr. Rahsaan Harris, CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City (CitizensNYC), one of the nation’s oldest micro-granting organizations committed to helping New Yorkers improve their quality of life.

Issued the following statement on the historic inauguration of New York’s first female Governor Kathy Hochul:

“On behalf of CitizensNYC, we would like to congratulate Kathy Hochul on becoming New York’s first female governor. This is a historic moment for New York State.

“CitizensNYC has been working to improve New York City for more than 45 years, and we are excited to help create meaningful change through local engagement during this exciting new chapter in New York’s history.

“As she assumes office today amid the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic, CitizensNYC urges Governor Hochul to prioritize investment in resident-led community groups that are on the front lines of helping their neighbors during this trying time.”

Find out more about Kathy Hochul here.

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