(BROOKLYN, NY) – On Wednesday, September 14th at 10am at Hope Church on the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Church in the Little Haiti area of Brooklyn State Senators Kevin Parker and Senator Luis Sepulveda will gather to announce the Humanity for Haiti coalition and specific actions needed to address the economic and humanitarian crisis plaguing Haiti.
This newly formed coalition and press conference comes after a delegation of New York’s government officials visited with officials in the Dominican Republic, including President Luis Abinader, to discuss a range of issues related to trade and assistance. State Senator Kevin Parker and other officials raised the issue of the influx in Haitian refugees and the need for an increase in government assistance from the United States.
“As a government representative of one of the largest concentrations of Haitians outside of Haiti in Flatbush, Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods, few issues are of higher importance than the governmental, economic and social crisis causing a dramatic increase in Haitian refugees,” said State Senator Kevin Parker. “I was on a mission to ask the tough questions regarding the humanitarian crisis taking place in Haiti. The US and international community has not done enough to help the Haitian crisis in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The federal government must do something to address rampant gang violence and the economic and social crisis happening in Haiti.”