MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO, Congressional Candidate for NY-15th
Melissa Mark-Viverito is a Puerto Rican Democratic politician and former speaker of the New York City Council from 2014 to 2017, as well as councilmember for the 8th district from 2006 to 2017. Mark-Viverito is currently running for election to the U.S. House to represent New York’s 15th Congressional District.
We discuss the impact of COVID-19 / Coronavirus on marginalized communities, including the population and staff at Riker’s Island. We also discuss shortcomings of the stimulus package, the impact to the NYC Summer Youth Employment program, as well as how the pandemic has amplified disparities in relation to healthcare and employment.
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