ERIC ADAMS WINS NEW YORK CITY'S MAYORAL RACE!
As 2021 winds up, there are several projects on the horizon that have the potential to greatly benefit our community.
One event happened this week in the flurry of nationwide elections. Our community received some incredible news Tuesday night in a drama that has been playing out all year in New York City's mayoral race. The favored candidate to win was Eric Adams who happens to be a childhood friend of Timothy White, a former FFCHS board member!
Approximately, 10 years ago Mr. Adams was a senator in the New York state legislature. And due to his friendship with Timothy White, who educated him about our issues, Eric's office was deluged by multitudes of targeted individuals seeking his assistance. Wanting to help, Eric was in the process of arranging a legislative hearing in Albany, NY, which did not quite materialize, perhaps due to a barrage of TI's calling and emailing which at one point shut down the senator's office.
Mr. Adams has since served as Borough President of Brooklyn, New York before his recent candidacy and election as New York City's mayor. He is someone that is well-known and respected in NYC and was highly favored to win all year in a mayor's race which included former 2020 presidential candidate, Andrew Yang.
I had been calmly watching New York City's election process since before the primaries in June even though excited with the thought that someone of Eric's potential position as mayor of the US's largest city, would have huge possibilities for our community.
After so many months i had forgotten about NYC's election - until Tuesday night when I was astonished to hear the news of Eric's victory! Because Eric is so well-known and well-thought of in New York, there was widespread jubilation at this announcement. So I spent some time enjoying Eric's and New York's very diverse constituents' euphoria after the election results Tuesday night.
Still-elated, I have spent some time since then, reaching out to NY activists and offering my support in whatever way needed. Some activists were unaware of Eric's history with our community which produced excitement at the prospect of reaching out to someone in a position of power and influence that is a friend to our cause.
So now, for once TI's in a major US metropolis have a golden opportunity to possibly achieve a public municipal hearing of Havana syndrome victims, followed by the first-ever passage of legislation which would protect TI residents of the nation's largest city!
And the really good news is there is much more to come!
The New York Times' coverage of Eric Adams' victory is at the following link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/02/nyregion/eric-adams-mayor.html
PORTLAND, OREGON TI MEETING TOMORROW!
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Let’s gather in front of the library:
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Hollywood Branch Library of Multnomah County
4040 NE Tillamook
See you then. Be well, brave, and strong
For questions, please call
Amy at: 971-207-3401