State Senator Gustavo Rivera in partnership with Planned Parenthood of New York City, Citizen Action of New York, Saint Barnabas, Montefiore Health System, the Teen Health Center and the Committee for Hispanic Children & Families, Inc. held a Day of Action this morning at the intersection of Grand Concourse and Fordham Road. This day of action is in direct response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
Senator Rivera used this Day of Action as a way to directly interact with his constituents and to have a honest conversation about the potential challenges facing our communities in the era of Trump. Additionally,
participating organizations and his office's staff distributed important information about the variety of services and resources available to them to help address issues they may be facing, whether they concern women's reproductive and health rights to the criminal justice system, among many others.
This Day of Action reaffirmed Senator Rivera's support towards all those organizations that provide vital services to his constituents and face an uncertain future due to the potential actions by the incoming administration and the Republican-led Congress. Senator Rivera took this opportunity to reassure his community that both as an elected official and as an American he is committed to protecting and defending the rights and dignity of his fellow Bronxites and Americans against any attempt by the federal government to infringe upon them.