106-11 LIBERTY AVENUE, Suite 202, OZONE PARK, NY 11417
For Immediate Release
request that our new State Assemblyman Mike Miller restore funding to the many organizations
that serve our district
community must not be punished for Seminerio's acts
of the organizations that do valuable work in our community are
facing financial difficulties and possible closures because
the discretionary funds allocated to them from our collective
tax dollars have been frozen on account of the legal problems that
faced our former Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio. Our community must
be made to suffer collectively because of Seminerio's acts, and
we demand equal treatment with other assembly districts.
include Bobbi and the Strays, Ridgewood Local Development
Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Samaritan Villages,
Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Glendale Civilian Observation
Patrol, Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation, One Stop
Hill Community Center, Woodhaven Residents' Block Association,
Woodhaven Development Corporation, Forest Park Senior Citizens
Glenridge Senior Citizen Multiservice & Advisory Center,
Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Ridgewood Seniors' Community
Corporation, Shows From The Heart, South Queens Seniors, Ferrini
Welfare League, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and Woodhaven
Election was purportedly called to "ensure that our district does
not continue to be unrepresented in Albany."
In keeping with this new beginning we deserve, our new Assemblyman
Mike Miller must meet his first challenge and restore funding to
of the organizations whose grants have been withheld, fund others
were unfairly denied, and treat each equally.
of these organizations provide essential welfare, health
and educational services for our elderly, babies and youths,
including free transportation for medical appointments, hot meals
wheels, security patrols, removing graffiti, insuring ambulances,
offsetting the costs of hepatitis C testing and medications, mommy
me classes and providing care for abandoned cats and dogs.
is the life blood of these community organizations, a fact which
not be lost on Assemblyman Mike Miller, who is an executive member
the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol, one of the organizations
which has benefited from such public funds.
have heard complaints from many of these entities that they have
out of money to pay program and operational costs, including
salaries, bills, taxes, maintenance and utilities, and can only
in existence if their funding is restored.
problem is compounded by State Senator Joe Addabbo's inability to
fulfill his list of State Senate member items to our suffering
district, because of continuing Albany dysfunction,
and we also appeal to him to deliver the goods accordingly.