NEW YORK—On Monday, November 14, 2016 in the Blue Room of City Hall, Mayor Bill de Blasio led a discussion with faith leaders to reinforce the Administration’s commitment to protect initiatives that may be at risk during Donald J. Trump’s presidency. The Mayor was joined by Community Affairs Commissioner Marco Carrión, Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter, NYPD Community Affairs Chief Joanne Jaffe and City Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis.
Mayor de Blasio reaffirmed that the City of New York will defend civil and human rights, and that the federal government cannot reinstate stop and frisk in New York City. He urged all to “fight nationally and act locally.”
Clergy who attended include members of the Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh religions. They expressed numerous concerns in representation of their congregants, most notably as it relates to New York City’s undocumented residents and young people who are expressing fear and uncertainty about their future.
The conversation lasted an hour.