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June 1st, 2007

SCENES FROM A FUNDRAISER

by Joelle Panisch

img_0510.jpgCongressman Jerrold Nadler has been a long time friend to SoHo residents by honoring their issues. So in return they honored him. Supporters showed their dedication at a fundraiser held at Barolo Restaurant in SoHo on Sunday, March 25th. Julie Nadel of The Hudson River Park Trust, and The SoHo Arts Council hosted the event.

Congressman Nadler earned his reputation through his continued devotion to advocating for local issues as fiercely as he would for more publicized, national ones. Nadler was one of the few politicians concerned with air quality and contaminants post 9/11, and continues to fight for its cleanup. He is also involved in other issues, such as Hudson River Park and Trump SoHo.

Nadler also campaigns for state and national issues such as civil rights and liberties, environmental protection, campaign finance reform, and efficient transportation, as well as progressive issues such as health care, protection of social security and support for the arts.

In a short speech, Congressman Nadler spoke about his hopes for the new Democratic Congress. He said: “Not just in the normal sense (we’re Democrats and there is a Republican in power) but in a much more fundamental sense we need to reclaim the country for our traditions. And we will do that.”

Other guests included: Sharif Adlouni & Louis Adolfson (The Woolworth Tower Kitchen), Henry Buhl (SoHo & TriBeCa Partnerships), Carole DeSaram (TriBeCa Community Association), Clay Hiles (The International Longshoreman’s Association), John Krevey (Pier 66 Maritime), Margaret H Mayo (Gaffin & Mayo, P.C.), Julie Menin (Chair, Community Board One), David Reck (Friends of Hudson Square), Sean Sweeney (The SoHo Alliance), Gerald Weinstein (General Tools and Instruments).

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