BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — A plethora of Brooklyn's local, state and federal lawmakers will hold a virtual town hall for small businesses and nonprofits feeling the pinch during the coronavirus crisis.
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is organizing the Thursday town hall scheduled for 5 p.m. It's planned to be at least an hour-long informational and question-and-answer session.
Small businesses and nonprofits will learn about coronavirus resources from the federal CARES Act — a $2 trillion stimulus bill.
Clarke and her Democratic congressional colleagues from Brooklyn Hakeem Jeffries and Nydia Velazquez helped pass a $3 trillion sequel through the House called the HEROES Act that is now on the steps of the Senate, where Republicans have effectively declared it dead on arrival.
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Jeffries and Velazquez will also appear in the town hall, as will New York State Assemblyman Robert Carroll and City Councilman Brad Lander, according to a release.
People can stream it here starting a 5 p.m. The event number is 900 039 200 and password is ClarkeTownHall1.
Callers can listen in by dialing (415) 527-5035 and punching in code 900-039-200#.