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Astoria Assembly Member Joins Hunger Strike in Support of Taxi Drivers Fighting for ‘Real’ Debt Relief
Astoria Assembly Member Joins Hunger Strike in Support of Taxi Drivers Fighting for ‘Real’ Debt Relief

Oct. 22, 2021 By Allie Griffin

An Astoria assembly member has joined a hunger strike taking place outside City Hall in support of taxi drivers fighting for debt relief.

Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani and more than a dozen yellow cab drivers are on day three of a hunger strike they started Wednesday to demand the mayor provide a new — and more aggressive — debt relief plan for the thousands of taxi medallion owners who have crushing loans to pay off.

The hunger strike follows more than a month of taxi drivers holding daily protests outside City Hall.

What the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

The city is not just choosing a new mayor in November. This fall, New York voters must also decide on five proposed changes to the state constitution.

Five ballot proposals are up for a vote in the general election on Nov. 2. They include questions on the future of political representation in Albany, environmental protections, easier voter registration and absentee balloting, and how New York’s civil courts function.The full text of the five proposals are listed on the Board of Elections website and at Ballotpedia, the nonprofit political encyclopedia. But voters who aren’t political mavens may need a bit of context:

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