NYCLU Responds to Trump Threat to Cut Funds to New York City

Affiliate: ACLU of New York
September 2, 2020 9:00 pm

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NEW YORK – This evening President Trump ordered a review of federal funds that could be redirected from New York City. The following statement is attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman:

“Trump’s move to ‘defund’ New York City is an illegal stunt designed to sow chaos and threaten our democracy. New Yorkers won’t tolerate political grandstanding driven by racism and fear-mongering.”

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