Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari, Mercy Care Present the 3rd Pride on the Block on November 18https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2917City Council District 711/8/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2917/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgVice Mayor Yassamin Ansari, Mercy Care Present the 3rd Pride on the Block on November 18<div class="ExternalClassB31BA0003477452ABE6F8ACDA22DE93A"><html> <p> <strong>Phoenix, AZ –</strong> With the support of local businesses and nonprofits, Vice Mayor Ansari and Mercy Care are excited to host another Pride on the Block, a must-attend event for anyone who wants to embrace their true selves and support the LGBTQ+ community. This year, we will specifically focus on uplifting our trans community during National Transgender Awareness Week. This event will include:</p> <ul> <li>Event Hosts: Mr. and Miss Phoenix Pride 2023 Rocky Heart and Veronica Savage Rose</li> <li>A Rainbow Ride with Downtown Phoenix Inc., starting at 11:00 am at Civic Space Park and ending at Pride on the Block </li> <li>Spectrum Medical's mobile clinic will be offering free HIV testing</li> <li>Live muralists celebrating inclusion and equality, including a Gratitude Wall</li> <li>Live music from DJ Lezbein </li> <li>Over 25 LGBTQ-focused resources</li> <li>Local food and drink</li> </ul> <p>"Our local events are most successful when we collaborate with local leaders, retail, restaurants, and more. I'm grateful that so many community partners are stepping up to support this year's Pride on the Block, taking place on November 18th during Transgender Awareness Week," said Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari. “From DJ Lezbein to our event MCs Mr. and Miss Phoenix Pride 2023 Rocky Hearts and Veronica Savage Rose, this year's Pride on the Block will once again celebrate inclusion with LGBTQIA+ resources, arts and crafts, and live performances."</p> <p>Thank you to this year's sponsors: Mercy Care, Phoenix Suns and Mercury, Roosevelt Row CDC, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Phoenix Pride Foundation, Arizona State University, City of Phoenix Arts and Culture, FEZ, Match Market & Bar, Visit Phoenix, Walter Studios, Spectrum Medical and Valley Metro. </p> <p>“Mercy Care is proud to ally with the LGBTQIA+ community. As a three-time sponsor of Pride on the Block, Mercy Care has provided funding through community reinvestment, event sponsorships, and other collaborative efforts with local organizations who deliver compassionate care and services to the LGBTQIA+ community. We want all our members to live their healthiest lives and achieve their full potential," said Tad Gary, Mercy Care deputy CEO.</p> <p>Local community resources will be at the event to share information for LGBTQIA+ residents, families and allies: Aunt Rita's Foundation, Chicanos Por La Causa, City of Phoenix LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance, Dress for Success Phoenix, Empower BodyCare, Equality Maricopa, Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce, one-n-ten, One Community, ValleyWise Health, Visit Phoenix, Voter Choice Arizona, Wrestling with the Truth, and Your Big Break, Inc.</p> <p>The first 100 attendees will get a free “United Against Hate" yard sign or clack fan. Come together with friends, family, and allies to show your pride and have a blast!</p> <p> <strong>Event Details:</strong> </p> <ul> <li> <strong>Who:</strong> Phoenix Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari and community groups </li> <li> <strong>When:</strong> November 18, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm</li> <li> <strong>Where:</strong> Portland Parkway Park 10 West Portland Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 </li> <li> <strong>RSVP:</strong> <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.eventbrite.com/e/723728851477?aff=oddtdtcreator__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21dSsnBIm25rN_ag7ElW8OgAoBz5wofcUbLvq_-gGuVBH9I95_ud0tmvohhUdHBDLJXKI2xcsg3wwDxRefWWYrPy2vHe6omZ6sELID5tM$" target="_blank">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/723728851477?aff=oddtdtcreator [eventbrite.com]</a></li> <li> <strong>Donation Link:</strong> <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/phoenixpride.networkforgood.com/projects/71824-building-community-with-pride__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21dSsnBIm25rN_ag7ElW8OgAoBz5wofcUbLvq_-gGuVBH9I95_ud0tmvohhUdHBDLJXKI2xcsg3wwDxRefWWYrPy2vHe6omZ6sD20F7fk$" target="_blank">https://phoenixpride.networkforgood.com/projects/71824-building-community-with-pride [phoenixpride.networkforgood.com]</a></li> <li> <strong>Media Kit:</strong> <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/drive.google.com/drive/folders/19EXe_hx1RsvdpeO6iWFSk5AyodRXk3RQ?usp=sharing__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21dSsnBIm25rN_ag7ElW8OgAoBz5wofcUbLvq_-gGuVBH9I95_ud0tmvohhUdHBDLJXKI2xcsg3wwDxRefWWYrPy2vHe6omZ6s4-ECM-Y$" target="_blank">https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19EXe_hx1RsvdpeO6iWFSk5AyodRXk3RQ?usp=sharing [drive.google.com]</a></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> Emily O'Neil, Vice Mayor Ansari's Communications Director, 602-856-7448​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7
Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari Presents the 3rd Annual Pride on the Block https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2884City Council District 710/5/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2884/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgVice Mayor Yassamin Ansari Presents the 3rd Annual Pride on the Block <div class="ExternalClass820EFFEC87D04B4E96A5355A8CE64595"><html> <div> <strong>​Phoenix, AZ</strong> – From book bans to attacks on women’s sports to interference with medical care, our LGBTQIA+ Phoenicians have faced rising discrimination and harassment, particularly our transgender community. Our transgender friends, families, and neighbors deserve to live fully and peacefully, which is why I’m proud to host this year’s Pride on the Block during Transgender Awareness Week.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"I’m thrilled that this year’s Pride on the Block will honor and uplift the transgender community with LGBTQIA+ focused resources from local nonprofits and community organizations, arts and crafts, and live performances celebrating inclusion,” said Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari. “This celebratory event will bring us into the final day of Transgender Awareness Week: Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes victims of transphobic violence.” <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Come together with friends, family, and allies to show your pride and have a blast!</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Our early sponsors for this year’s event are Downtown Phoenix, Inc., FEZ, Match Market and Bar, Phoenix Pride Community Foundation, Roosevelt Row, Visit Phoenix, and Walter Studios. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Event Details:</strong> <br> </div> <div> <ul style="" class="" dir=""> <li> <strong>Who:</strong> Phoenix Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari and community groups </li> <li> <strong>When:</strong> November 18, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm</li> <li> <strong>Where:</strong> Portland Parkway Park 10 West Portland Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 </li> <li> <strong style="font-size:13.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">RSVP: </strong> <a style="font-size:13.3333px;background-color:window;" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/723728851477?aff=oddtdtcreator" target="_blank">Available here</a> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">​</span> <strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</strong> </li> <li> <strong>Donation Link: </strong> <a href="https://phoenixpride.networkforgood.com/projects/71824-building-community-with-pride" target="_blank">Available Here</a> <br> </li> <li> <strong>Media Kit:</strong> <a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19EXe_hx1RsvdpeO6iWFSk5AyodRXk3RQ?usp=sharing" target="_blank">Available here</a></li> <li> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> Emily O’Neil, Vice Mayor Ansari’s Communications Director, 602-856-7448<br></li> </ul> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7
Statement from Vice Mayor Ansari Regarding the Arizona Attorney General's Decision on the Ukraine Gun Transferhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2864City Council District 79/20/2023 10:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2864/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgStatement from Vice Mayor Ansari Regarding the Arizona Attorney General's Decision on the Ukraine Gun Transfer<div class="ExternalClassA475AAD937334892B3043B7FB2F1D46B"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​​"While I'm disappointed in what this ruling means for our Phoenix neighborhoods, I'm even more disappointed that the State Legislature has left cities and towns with no significant way to reduce gun violence — especially when gun violence is the leading cause of death for children in the United States.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Reselling guns that may have been used in crimes does not keep us safe, nor does it provide the city with an overwhelming stream of revenue. In fact, we lose billions of dollars each year to gun violence. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">While I will vote to comply with the AG’s ruling, I hope the Legislature will remove its chokehold on cities and restore our ability to implement community safety solutions."</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> Emily O’Neil, Vice Mayor Ansari’s Communications Director, 602-856-7448​</span></div><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7

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