This is why I was shocked and disappointed to know that nuns living in congregate settings and long-term care facilities were excluded from phase 1. After learning this, I immediately put together a resolution advocating for them to receive high-priority vaccine status.
In order to ensure the selection process was conducted as fairly as possible, my colleagues and I in the Minority Caucus introduced a resolution requesting a full accounting of the program, once businesses are selected. We need to make sure we are given every detail surrounding who applied, who received funding, and who was left out.
I am also proud to announce I recently introduced a proclamation declaring October as Italian Heritage Month in Erie County. This is something very special to me, as my parents came to America from Sicily as immigrants to work, start a family and live the American dream.