U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) tonight hailed Mayor de Blasio’s decision to create a school holiday for Lunar New Year. Meng was among the first to introduce legislation that sought to close New York City schools for the holiday when she served in the New York State Assembly, and she has urged the Mayor – in person and publicly – to move forward with it.
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today joined Mayor de Blasio in Flushing to announce the creation of a school holiday for Lunar New Year. The following are her remarks as prepared for delivery:
“Thank you Mr. Mayor for making this announcement in Queens. It’s always great to have you here in my district, and we’re especially excited to have you here today.