City Hall Press Conference Announces Findings on Allocations of State Funds to Women- and Minority-Owned Law Firms; Stunning Lack of Fairness in Spending Moves Assembly Members to Call for Investigation Into State Spending Practices

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New York State Assembly Member William Scarborough (D - Queens) and The National Association of Minority- and Women-Owned Law firms (NAMWOLF), to announce shocking details of state authority spending and legislative action designed to address the severe lack of diversity.

WHO:     Assemblyman William Scarborough (D - Queens), active member of the Assembly's Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, which oversees spending and management of State Authorities;
Yolanda Coly, Managing Director of The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law firms (NAMWOLF), the nation's leading advocate for equity in law firm retention practices;
State Senate Minority Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D - St. Albans)
New York City Council Member Leroy Comrie (D - St. Albans)

Also scheduled to attend:
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks D - NY
Leader of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, Assemblyman Daryl C. Towns (D - Brooklyn)

WHAT:    Press conference to announce stunning findings of in-depth study of NY State Authority spending on minority owned law firms

WHY:     New York State's Authorities are among the least diverse or transparent, in terms of spending, nationwide. Assemblyman Scarborough's proposal is designed to address the circumstance at its core. NAMWOLF has plans to issue diversity and transparency report cards for the governments of the largest cities in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 a.m.    

WHERE:     New York City Hall (front steps)

Copies of Documents Obtained By NAMWOLF Through the Freedom of Information Law are Available Upon Request

Shelley Pfaendler
KCSA Worldwide
office: 212-896-1248
cell: 267-625-1962

Lewis Goldberg
KCSA Worldwide
office: 212-896-1216
cell: 973-997-0232


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