Capitol Pressroom

Dec. 9, 2015: Rep. Paul Tonko, Pramilla Malick, Jeffrey Wice, Larry Levy

Congressman Paul Tonko (D, NY-20) will weigh in on closing the so-called terrorist gun loophole, climate change, Syrian refugee policies and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial statements about prohibiting all Muslims from immigrating or visiting the United States.

Today at the Capitol, elected officials, medical professionals and advocates will call on Gov. Cuomo to assess the health risks of natural gas infrastructure projects. We will speak with Pramilla Malick, a natural gas pipeline opponent from Orange County.

The Supreme Court case Evenwell v. Abbott could change the “one person, one vote”precedent to “one voter, one vote,” a move that would dramatically change how districts are drawn for state legislatures. Jeffrey Wice, the project director for SUNY Buffalo Law School’s Jaeckle Center for Law, Democracy and Governance and a Jaeckle Fellow, will explain the significance of the case.

As more and more Muslims decide to settle in the suburbs, their politics are changing. Larry Levy, Hofstra University’s Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies, has more.

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