City of Phoenix Donates Laptops to LGBTQ Youth https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1751City Council District 42/9/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1751/Newsroom_Council_News_04.jpgCity of Phoenix Donates Laptops to LGBTQ Youth <div class="ExternalClass8D79E045E86946FD8416795190286D1A"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>Laptops will Connect Teens to one•n•ten Programs and Groups ​<br><img style="margin:5px;width:317px;height:334px;" src="/district4site/MediaAssets/D4LaptopDonation2021.jpg" /></em> </p>​Yesterday, in partnership with the Youth and Education Office, Councilwoman Laura Pastor delivered 50 laptops to one•n•ten, a local nonprofit dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. <br><br>The Dell laptops, which are equipped with Wi-Fi, will go to LGBTQ students involved in the one•n•ten Digital Space, a universe made up of programs and groups on Zoom, Q-Chat, Discord and Twitch. The one•n•ten Digital Space also helps connect students to resources, because social distance doesn't have to mean social isolation. <br><br>Councilwoman Pastor, who has been an LGBTQ advocate and a leader on the City Council to solve short- and long-term digital divide solutions, coordinated the donation to one•n•ten.<br><br>“COVID-19 has brought to light how important it is to close the digital divide," said Councilwoman Laura Pastor. “The pandemic has turned everyone's life upside down and prevented people from accessing the resources they need. Today's donation will help connect LGBTQ teens to programs and support groups digitally." <br><br>one•n•ten Executive Director, Nate Rhoton, added, “While the pandemic has been incredibly difficult for many of our youth, the last year has also shown us how we can still deliver powerful programming digitally.  The support of Councilwoman Pastor and the City of Phoenix ensures our young people will be able to tap into our resources wherever they may be. We are truly grateful." <br><br>The 50 Dell Latitude 2-in-1 Education Laptops were purchased using CARES ACT Funds and approved by the Phoenix City Council. <br><br>Phoenix has implemented a variety of measures to help address the local digital divide, from providing <a href="/newsroom/education/1715" target="_blank">devices to schools</a>, devices to <a href="/newsroom/housing/1406" target="_blank">families and seniors </a>in local housing facilities to expanding <a href="/newsroom/information-technology-services/1551" target="_blank">mobile Wi-Fi access</a> in the community.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
2020 Year In Review - On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1735City Council District 412/29/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/t3SCvgQnDOM2020 Year In Review - On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClass9C3AB559A3F94C30A48B3EE9630D2619"><html>​In this edition of On Location, Councilwoman Pastor looks back on 2020 and highlights the many exciting projects that occurred in District 4.<br><br>​​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor – Urban Farming at Phoenix Fire Station #9https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1651City Council District 412/4/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/SO7LBPG-30MOn Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor – Urban Farming at Phoenix Fire Station #9<div class="ExternalClass31C5224ED10A4990BB9652C84804F561"><html>On this edition of On Location, Councilwoman Pastor is at Phoenix Fire Station #9 in District 4 with Fire Chief Kalkbrenner and Urban Farming Education to talk about their partnership that provides firefighters fresh vegetables straight from the fire station’s backyard.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Councilwoman Pastor Applauds Eight Years of Perfect Scores on the Municipal Equality Indexhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1648City Council District 412/3/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1648/Newsroom_Council_News_04.jpgCouncilwoman Pastor Applauds Eight Years of Perfect Scores on the Municipal Equality Index<div class="ExternalClassFB8A9F02165D4B0A9FD6271762672C5A"><html>​Today, the City of Phoenix received a perfect score of 100 for its efforts to ensure equal treatment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. 2020 marks the eighth year in a row that Phoenix has received a perfect score. <br><br>“Year after year, this perfect score is an example of Phoenicians embracing and celebrating our city's diversity. Phoenix's broad diversity is what makes our city a wonderful place to live and work for everyone. The momentum we have had since the 2012 expansion of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance has been extremely promising. <br><br>While the ordinance makes its unlawful to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing and government contracts, discrimination still occurs. My office is proud to stand with the LGBTQ community as an ally every single day. Our fight for equality is far from over, but its important we continue to make strides and milestones, like this perfect score."<br><br>About the Municipal Equality Index (MEI): The MEI examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.<br><br><p>To access the full report, visit <a href="https://www.hrc.org/mei" target="_blank">hrc.org/mei</a>.​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor – Phoenix Police Adult Sex Crimes Divisionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1622City Council District 411/13/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/KEAt5IsAcpIOn Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor – Phoenix Police Adult Sex Crimes Division<div class="ExternalClass1B22B5419BBC434B9317662EEB64E6C8"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>In this edition of On Location, Councilwoman Pastor is joined by Lieutenant Sarah Fields of the Phoenix Police Department.  Lieutenant Fields Is in charge of Adult Sex Crimes Division for the City of Phoenix and she is truly an advocate for victims. To report a sex crime, please contact Phoenix Police Crime Stop: 602.262.6151.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Councilwoman Pastor's Animal Cruelty and Tethering PSAhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1624City Council District 410/5/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/pW9aSuWlq3UCouncilwoman Pastor's Animal Cruelty and Tethering PSA<div class="ExternalClass0979D73DD31E4980A9BE690CC064D188"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Councilwoman Laura Pastor and special guests Officer Krimm, an Animal Crimes Detective, and Ruthie Jesus from the Arizona Humane Society Field Operations, team up to remind residents that animal cruelty and tethering pets is a crime. The Arizona Humane Society and the Phoenix Police Department serve to protect the safety and welfare of animals in need. If you witness suspected cases of abuse in the city of Phoenix, you can report those cases by calling: The Arizona Humane Society 7 days a week, from 8 am – 6 pm at 602.997.7585 or visit our website at azhumane.org to fill out an online form. After hours, call Phoenix Police CRIMESTOP at 602.262.6151. If an animal is in immediate danger, such as locked in a hot car, please call 911.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Personal Update from Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1547City Council District 410/2/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1547/Newsroom_Council_Statement_04.jpgPersonal Update from Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClass37C55984F47E468D91DEC54814DB5814"><html>​“Recently, I underwent a long-overdue procedure. In the next few weeks I will be working remotely while I recover at home. I will still be participating virtually in upcoming Council meetings but may be slower to respond while I heal. My District 4 team will continue to be available and ready to assist while I am away from the office. <br><br>I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of well-wishes and support. I appreciate every single one of them and look forward to being back in full force very soon."<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor – COVID-19 Antibody Testinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1623City Council District 46/30/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/ZP1y8QKPgTYOn Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor – COVID-19 Antibody Testing<div class="ExternalClassABCA80CE918C49DD9E3139CE2267172A"><html> <div>On this edition of On Location, Councilwoman Pastor talks to Dr. Shukla and Dr. Prichard about the COVID-19 antibody test, and how it differs from the nasal swab test. Dr. Shukla and Dr. Prichard also show the Councilwoman how the test is done and what to look for in your results.<br></div> <div> </div> <div>For resources and information on how COVID-19, please visit: Phoenix.gov/Resources.<br>​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor



DispForm.aspxhttps://www.phoenix.gov/district4City Council District 4DispForm.aspxdistrict-4District 4City Social Media



Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass5E1C8ECD68C34BF2BE3CC99850DFEE02"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM4/30/2021 8:18:55 PM

​Share this pageArchived Press Releases