Contact: Simone Kanter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAN GOLDMAN, DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR CONGRESS IN NY-10, JOINS JACOB RIIS HOUSES TENANT LEADERS TO DEMAND THE CITY PROVIDE HOT FOOD FOR TENANTS
New York, NY – Dan Goldman, Democratic nominee for Congress in NY-10, today joined Jacob Riis Houses tenant leaders to deliver food to residents and to call on the city government to provide hot food for tenants after repeated requests from Goldman to city officials on behalf of the Jacob Riis Houses residents were refused.
“If the city recognizes that the water is unsafe to drink and use for cooking, then providing drinking water is not enough,” Dan Goldman said. “This crisis is just the latest in a long history of examples of NYCHA failing to treat its tenants with the dignity and respect they deserve. We are calling on the city to provide what tenants here have been asking for: one hot meal per day for every resident who has been told not to drink or cook with potentially poisoned water. It is the least the tenants deserve.”
Testing last week indicated that there were unsafe levels of arsenic in the water of the Jacob Riis Houses. While city officials work to retest the water they are providing drinking water for tenants but not food. The city had advised tenants not to drink or cook with their water, and yet has refused repeated requests from Goldman to provide at least one hot meal a day for residents.
Goldman, elected officials, and several community based organizations have been coordinating food deliveries in an attempt to fill the void left by the city government.
About Dan Goldman
Dan Goldman and his wife, Corinne, live in lower Manhattan where they are raising their five children. In 2019, Dan Goldman served as lead counsel for the impeachment investigation of President Donald J. Trump for abusing his office for his personal interest regarding Ukraine. In that role, Goldman led depositions and questioned witnesses in public hearings, and testified before the House Judiciary Committee.
Prior to that, Goldman served for a decade as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York working with Preet Bharara. In that role, he held powerful actors accountable and made our city safer. He took on some of the office’s biggest and most consequential cases: prosecuting violent criminals and gun trafficking, mafia bosses and Russian organized crime, and landmark insider trading and major corporate fraud cases. In law school, Goldman contributed to Michelle Alexander’s seminal book, The New Jim Crow, which addressed the inequalities in our criminal justice system.