华新社姚安琪报道 

近日,杨爱伦发表正式参选宣言,全文如下:

首先,我要感谢乔安妮、比安卡、帕西和朱丽叶的发言。我对他们多年的友谊深表感谢,她们是我今天最想要与之并肩站在这里的人。
第二,我要感谢我的家人,朋友和邻居在社区里,我服务了一辈子,今天出来支持我,我很荣幸他们信任我。
 
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众所周知,对于纽约市、皇后区和第20届市议会区人民来说,这是一个关键时刻。不久前,我们的自治市是COVID-19大流行的核心,一年后,我们仍在等待重建这个社区所需的资源。
 
因此,今天,我自豪地站起身来,为过去40年来一直是我家和生活工作对象的社区提供市议会成员的服务。
 
我们正处在危机和潜力的十字路口。成千上万的朋友、邻居和家庭成员都遭受了这种病毒的折磨。你所要做的就是沿着大街走去,看看对我们的小企业造成的损害,而小企业是这个城市的文化支柱。无数空置的店面,成千上万的失业法拉盛居民,我们仍然被遗忘的市政厅。
 
我们不仅在经济上受苦受难,而且反亚洲仇恨犯罪的惊人上升,使我们社区的人身安全面临不可接受的风险。一个未能保护其公民的政府,是一个未能履行其最基本和神圣职责的政府。
 
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我们的下一任议员没有时间在工作中学习。这个地区需要结果,现在也需要结果。这就是我竞选市议会的原因。我数十年来为这个社区提供的经验和服务,使我准备好在第一天领导这个社区,我有良好的记录来证明这一点。
 
作为第一位当选纽约州议会议员的亚裔妇女,我为我们所在的地区争取到了83%的资金,而该州其他地区则削减了20%。 
 
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作为皇后区第一位亚裔辅助纽约市警察局官员,我知道要对抗仇恨和不容忍,需要时刻保持警惕,并得到全社会的支持。
 
作为一名单身母亲和家庭暴力的幸存者,我理解我们社区中太多人每天必须面对的不公正和斗争,而他们却得不到他们需要的帮助。我对他们说,我在这里,我看到你,我会为你而战。
 
一旦我们重建了第20区,我们必须确保我们回来比以前更强大。
 
这意味着通过建造更多的中产阶级和高级住房,使我们的城市更实惠的居民。我们必须扩大老年人的社会服务和医疗保健选择,降低处方药价格。
 
这意味着增加该地区交通的可靠性和可及性,增加当地选择,扩大拼车服务,以及一条由社区投入而设计的公交线路,而不是由曼哈顿的政客设计。
 
这意味着每个20区的学生都接受一流的教育。我们的教室必须得到全额资助,并考虑到21世纪教育所需的现代技术。教室必须更小,师生比例必须降低。我们必须保留标准化的高中招生考试,增加准备资源,使我们的学生能够保持竞争力,并给予他们实现学业潜力所需的准备。
 
我们确实有机会将我们的城市建设得比以前更强大,但这意味着要选出能够胜任任务的领导。这并不容易。事实上,这将是令人难以置信的困难。我今天站在这里向你保证,我已经准备好迎接挑战,并告诉你,隧道尽头有光。
 
感谢您的支持、这次机会以及您对我的信任。
 
谢谢。
 

发言原文英文如下

First, I would like to thank Joanne, Bianca, Patsy and Juliet for their statements. I have such a deep appreciation for their years of friendship and there is nobody I would rather have stand with me today.

Second, I would like to thank my family, friends and neighbors in the community I have served my whole life for coming out to support me today, I am honored by the trust they are placing in me.

As we are all aware, this is a critical time for New York City, the borough of Queens, and the people of the 20th City Council District. It wasn’t so long ago that our borough was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a year later we are still waiting for the resources we need to rebuild this community.

That is why today, I am proud to stand and offer my service as City Councilmember to the community that has been my home and the object of my life’s work for the last 40 years.

We are at a crossroads of crisis and potential. Thousands of our friends, neighbors, and family members have suffered at the hands of this virus. All you have to do is walk down Main Street to see the damage that has been done to our small businesses, the cultural backbone of this city. Numerous of vacant storefronts, thousands of unemployed Flushing residents, and still we are forgotten by City Hall.

Not only are we suffering economically, but the astonishing rise in Anti-Asian hate crimes has put the physical safety of our community at unacceptable risk. A government that fails to protect its citizens is one that is failing at its most basic and sacred duty.

There is no time for our next Councilmember to learn on the job. This district needs results, and it needs them now. That is why I am running for City Council. My decades of experience and service to this community have made me ready to lead on day one, and I have the track record to prove it.

As the first Asian woman elected to the New York State Legislature, I secured an 83% increase in funding for our district, while the rest of the state suffered 20% in cuts.

As the first female Asian Auxiliary NYPD officer in Queens, I know that it takes constant vigilance and the support of the entire community to stand up against hatred and intolerance.

As a single mother and survivor of domestic violence, I understand the injustices and the struggles that too many in our community must face every day without the help that they need. I say to them, I am here, I see you, and I will fight for you.

Once we have rebuilt the 20th district, we must ensure that we come back stronger than we were before.

That means making our city more affordable for its residents by building more middle-class and senior housing. We must expand social services and healthcare options for our seniors and reduce prescription drug prices.

It means increasing the reliability and accessibility of transportation in the district, with more local options, expanded rideshare services, and a busway designed with input from the community, not by politicians in Manhattan.

It means a first-quality education for every 20th District student. Our classrooms must be fully funded and given the modern technology required for a 21st century education. Classrooms must be smaller, and the student-to-teacher ratio must be lowered. We must retain the Standardized High School Admissions Test and increase preparatory resources so our students can remain competitive and are given the preparation they need to realize their academic potential.

We have a real opportunity to build our city back stronger than it was before, but that means electing leadership that is up to the task. This will not be easy. In fact, it will be incredibly hard. I stand here today to promise you that I am ready for the challenge, and to tell you that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you for your support, for this opportunity, and for your trust in me.

Thank you.

附:亚裔妇女领袖为杨爱伦发表支持讲话,发言稿精选

記者會主持人謝嘉燕擔任楊愛倫後援會召集人,並華裔婦女商會會長:

Spring is here!

New York is back!

Ellen Young is the number 1!

春天來了,紐約也回來了!我們的Number 1 楊愛倫要代表我們華裔重披戰袍參選紐約市市議員咯!

我相信每一位參選紐約市市議員的候選人都很優秀,但是我更相信我們Number 1 的楊愛倫,我們紐約州第一位亞裔女性的州眾議員,是所有優秀後選人中最優秀的後選人!

愛倫曾經在紐約州整體預算降低20%的情況下,在議會中為我們的選區爭取到反而高出83%的經費,並曾經擔任代議長,在她的紐約州眾議員任內打破記錄的通過了五條法案,這個成績連議會老手都自歎不如!

30年前,愛倫在社區從選民協會就開始鼓勵華人投票,在吳阿姨服務中心服務社區,而後出任劉醇益辦公室主任,進而參選紐約州眾議員,即便在眾議員卸任後,她還是馬不停蹄的服務社區。

在去年的疫情期間,愛倫籌集了十幾萬份防疫物資分贈給社區,並且照顧社區的體弱病殘老人家們的食物,更在4月11日敦促設立了紐約市的第一個免費核酸檢測站,大大的降低了法拉盛的感染率!

愛倫在法拉盛市中心居住了20多年,對於法拉盛了解最多最直接,她在州議會期間的機智反應、仗義敢言、立法背景,加上愛倫姐在她的生命中面對困難時,永不挫敗並且積極面對的精神,造就了今天Number 1的鐵娘子楊愛倫。

經過了2020年的疫情年和選舉年,大家都感受到在美國民主制度下隱藏許久的種族歧視浮現檯面,再加上我們上一任總統的疫情仇中政策,導致這一年來許多仇恨亞裔的暴力行為,進而很多的亞裔、華裔因為仇恨、歧視、暴力而失去了無辜的生命。

楊愛倫絕對是在所有的競選人中最有經驗,最有磨練,最有膽識,最能夠代表法拉盛的居民的最佳人選。讓我們一起努力把Number1 的鐵娘子楊愛倫送進紐約市的市議會為我們華裔發出正義的聲音,爭取真正的平等,這是我們完成美國夢的責任。請大家一起支持Number1鐵娘子楊愛倫!

Number 1 Ellen Young, she’s a fighter, she’s a fighter, she’ll fight hard!

 

I am so excited that this day is finally here! As many of you know, Ellen Young has dedicated her life to serving this community and the people of Queens. As a former Assembly-member and the first Asian American woman elected to the New York State Legislature, she has been a model public servant. 

During her term to serve New York State Legislature, Ellen had fought and obtained 83% increased budgeting for her district while the total budget of New York State had been cut 20%. In addition, she had served as the Acting Speaker due to her outstanding leadership. She introducedmany meaningful bills and five bills passed in New York State Legislature, far more than most first term legislators. 

Ellen serves the community non-stop after her term of Assembly member. Last year, Ellen raised tens of thousands of PPEs and donated to the community, she took care of food for the frail, sick and disabled elderly in the community. On April 11, 2020 the first testing station was set up due to her hard work to urge the establishment of the first free testing stationfor Covid-19 in New York City, greatly reducing the infection rate of the community! 

Ellen knows that right now we need bold and decisive action in City Hall, and that we don’t have time for our next councilmember to learn on the job.

Ellen’s track record, quick-witted judgments, righteousness and legislative background, plus her positive attitude, persistence and enthusiasm made her the best candidate of 20th District.

That’s why we are so excited to have the friends and family of the Ellen Young Supporters Club here with us today as Ellen officially declares herself a candidate for the City Council in Queens District 20. All of us know that there is no person more qualified and more ready to fight for the resources this community needs right now.

Thank you for being here today, I can’t wait to have Ellen’s capable and compassionate leadership representing us in City Hall. 

Joann She

President, 

Chinese American Women's Business Association

 

 

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,

my name is Patsy Fang Chen, I am the President of the Taiwan Center here in Flushing.

I have known Ellen Young for a long, long time. Ellen immigrated to this country from Taiwan when she was 25 and has since served as an excellent representative of and role model to our Community.

As the First Female Asian American New York State Assembly Member and having served the

Queens community with her best efforts. As a Taiwanese American and leader of Taiwan Center, we are very proud of her!

Long before that, Ellen has been caring for and serving her fellow Asian Americans in Queens,

as well as Taiwan Center’s members, with bills that greatly helped our members and the tens of 

thousand of PPEs she brought us that saved lives in Queens during the past year.

I have been friends with Ellen for 30 years and during that time have been a witness to her

immense talent for organizational leadership and her administrative competence. I have seen

first-hand the results of the hundreds of thousand dollars she has raised for dozens of different community non-profits that have improved the lives of so many people.

Ellen visits the Taiwanese Senior Center monthly, attends our events and participates in our activities, we enjoy her brilliant singing and elegant dance, as well as her sense of humor, and most of all, her guidance and her mentorship.

With her warmest passion, experience and expertise, we support and wish Ellen the greatest

success in running to be the next City Council Member for the 20th District! 

Thank you.

Patsy Fang Chen

President 

Taiwan Center

 

Thank you everyone for this opportunity. My name is Bianca Wu and I sit on the board of the Flushing Business Improvement District. I have known Ellen Young, or Auntie Ellen as I like to call her, for a very long time. As a long-time friend of both myself and my parents, coming out to speak for her today was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made. 

Aside from her friendship, Ellen is a personal and professional inspiration for me. As I’m sure some of you already know, beyond being the first Asian woman elected to the New York State Legislature, she is also the first Asian woman elected to public office on the entire eastern seaboard. 

This achievement is made all the more impressive by the fact that she did it as a single mother. Ellen Young is a trailblazer and has paved the way for so many of us who have followed since. Because of Ellen, young women across our city and especially in our community right here in Flushing can see a place for themselves and their dreams wherever they choose to look. 

As our community’s former Assemblywoman, she has the experience and the leadership ability this city needs right now. Ellen Young is a fighter, and for years has brought her spirit and determination to work with her every single day in service to this community. That experience and decades-long record of service has brought her wisdom that no other candidate in this race can match. 

I am proud to stand here today and voice my support for Auntie Ellen to once again lead this community as our representative in the 20th City Council District.

Bianca Wu, board member, Flushing Business Improvement District

 

Hello everyone. Thank you for being here. My name is Juliet Crupi. I have been a public school teacher for 12 years but  I am here today to speak about my loving and kind auntie, Ellen. You have already heard from the heartfelt testimony from the wonderful speakers before me who spoke of Ellen's exceptional character, but I believe that I have a front-row seat to what makes Ellen so special for my life as well as our family.

Ellen's story - our family story - is one of a beautiful marriage of two cultures that are undeniably different but at times indistinguishable from one another. It's a blending of culture that is a true New York story. 

My brother is married to Ellen's daughter, Coral, who he met over thirty years ago in elementary school.   In the 1980's, Ellen approached the elementary school's administration wanting to share her family's cultural heritage with the students.  Later on, in the 1990's Ellen advocated for more high schools to offer Chinese language classes. In 2011, when I was teaching in the evenings at a school in Chinatown, my school administrators knew who Ellen was as she has been involved in serving communities for decades.

Ellen moved here at the age of 25 from Taiwan and like so many other immigrants before and since, she has strengthened this city and its people with the heritage she brought with her.    

Within our own family, Ellen brings everyone together with her vibrant spirit. She has shared stories of her culture including her father's struggle leaving China for Taiwan along with her story of moving from Taiwan to the U.S. She also shows us the beautiful poetry of her native language.

During this last Lunar New Year, Ellen gave us a personalized Chinese 'chop' or stamp with my name and a beautiful poem carved into it. Not only that, but she translated the poem's meaning for us, word for word, so we could enjoy the beauty of her culture and understand her love for us. As a teacher myself, I can tell you that teaching and mentorship is in Ellen's blood.  She has taught my family the beautiful possibilities of a union between East and West, as she has taught so many others throughout her career.

Ellen's cross-cultural perspective will be invaluable to a district and borough as diverse and as beautiful as the 20th City Council district in Queens. I cannot think of a better auntie for myself and I cannot think of anyone who would serve this community better as its next representative in City Hall.

Let us vote for Ellen! Thank you.

 
 
 
 
 
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47位佳丽参赛选手, 具体介绍如下:

Yasmin Strevens Chen Photo 06

47号选手 Yasmin Strevens-Chen, 来自英国伦敦,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言13项: 採取紧急措施以因应气候变迁及其影响

Alina Huang Photo 08

46号选手 Alina Huang, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标, 代言第12项:确保永续消费及生产模式

Nancy Jin Photo 03

45号选手Nancy Jin,来自波斯顿, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标, 代言第11项:促使城市与人类居住具包容、安全、韧性及永续性    

Hou Xiaoqi Photo 04

44号选手候晓琪,台湾音乐人, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标, 代言第10项:减少国内及国家间不平等

Wu Bin Photo 01

43号选手武斌, 来自中国沈阳,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第9项:建立具有韧性的基础建设,促进包容且永续的工业,并加速创新

Wu Xing Photo 08

42号选手武星,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标, 代言第8项:促进包容且永续的经济成长,达到全面且有生产力的就业,让每一个人都有一份好工作

Megan Tappe Photo 09

41号选手 Megan Tappe (Rose),大力支持联合国可持续发展目标,代言第7项:确保所有的人都可取得负担得起、可靠的、永续的,及现代的能源

Julia Hsu Photo 01

40号选手Julia Hsu,大力支持联合国17项可持续目标, 代言第6项:  确保所有人都能享有水及卫生及其永续管理

Lucy Jin 06

39号选手 Lucy Jin,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第5项:实现性别平等,并赋予妇女权力

Huang Wenjia Photo 01

38号选手黄雯佳,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第4项:确保有教无类、公平以及高品质的教育,及提倡终身学习

Margaret Chen Photo 04

37号选手陈青巧,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第3项:确保健康及促进各年龄层的福祉

Sun Rongrong Photo 01

36号选手孙蓉蓉,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第2项:消除饥饿,达成粮食安全,改善营养及促进永续农业

Hanhan Photo 05

35号选手涵涵,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第1项:消除各地一切形式的贫穷

Clara Tu Photo 07

34号选手Clara Tu,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标, 代言第17项:强化永续发展执行方法及活化永续发展全球伙伴关係

Jun Wang Photo 03

33号选手王俊,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标, 代言第16项: 促进和平且包容的社会,以落实永续发展;提供司法管道给所有人;在所有阶层建立有效的、负责的且包容的制度

Celine Thum Photo 03

32号选手瑟琳•萨姆(Celine Thum),纽约市医生,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标, 代言第15项:保护、恢复和促进可持续利用陆地生态系统、可持续森林管理、防治荒漠化、制止和扭转土地退化现象、遏制生物多样性的丧失

Grace Qu Photo 02

31号选手 ABC Grace Qu,来自纽约法拉盛,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第14项:保护和可持续利用海洋及海洋资源以促进可持续发展

 Tao Shengye Photo 02

30号选手陶圣叶,来自法国巴黎,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第13项:采取紧急行动应对气候变化及其影响

Zhou Jiabei Photo 01

29号选手周加贝,中国体操队员,旅居新加坡,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第12项:确保永续消费及生产模式

Yanni Photo 03

28号选手琰妮,大力支持联合国17项可持续目标,代言第11项:促使城市与人类居住具包容、安全、韧性及永续性

Anna Perl Bright Photo 20

27号选手 Anna Perl,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第10项:减少国内及国家间不平等Chen Lannuo Photo 09

26号选手陈兰诺,大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第9项:建立具有韧性的基础建设,促进包容且永续的工业,并加速创新

Zhang Jiawen Photo 08

25号参赛选手张嘉雯,支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第8项:促进包容且永续的经济成长,达到全面且有生产力的就业,让每一个人都有一份好工作

Hao Xinyi Photo 05

24号参赛选手郝欣漪,支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第7项:确保所有的人都可取得负担得起、可靠的、永续的,及现代的能源

Wu Chuhe Photo 04

17号参赛选手武楚荷, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第17项:强化永续发展执行方法及活化永续发展全球伙伴关係

Deng Yi Ran Photo 04

16号参赛选手邓逸然, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第16项:促进和平且包容的社会,以落实永续发展;提供司法管道给所有人;在所有阶层建立有效的、负责的且包容的制度

Zhou Hanyu Photo 05

15号参赛选手周晗予, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第15项:保护、恢复和促进可持续利用陆地生态系统、可持续森林管理、防治荒漠化、制止和扭转土地退化现象、遏制生物多样性的丧失

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14号参赛选手黄素, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第14项:保护和可持续利用海洋及海洋资源以促进可持续发展

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13号参赛选手 Duoer Tang, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第13项:采取紧急行动应对气候变化及其影响

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12号参赛选手奚梦达, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第12项:确保永续消费及生产模式

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11号选手李泽惠-LI ZEHUI, 韩国小姐选美大赛最佳上镜奖 , 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标, 代言11项:促使城市与人类居住具包容、安全、韧性及永续性

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10号参赛选手赵若熙, 大力支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第10项:减少国内及国家间不平等

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 9号参赛选手 Kylena Pfau,支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第9项:建立具有韧性的基础建设,促进包容且永续的工业,并加速创新

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8号参赛选手 Renny Jiang,支持联合国17项可持续发展目标,代言第8项:促进包容且永续的经济成长,达到全面且有生产力的就业,让每一个人都有一份好工作

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