Councilwoman Ansari, Equality Health Organize COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Pop Up Event at Jack L. Kuban Elementary Schoolhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2107City Council District 710/14/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2107/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Ansari, Equality Health Organize COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Pop Up Event at Jack L. Kuban Elementary School<div class="ExternalClass262B8B3D01374ACF8ACEDA512B67045D"><html> <div style="text-align:center;"> <strong> <em>​Councilwoman representing District 7 focused on reaching children who are now eligible for vaccination and residents who qualify for a booster in zip code 85009</em> </strong> </div> <br>Phoenix, AZ — Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, serving Phoenix City Council District 7, throughout the pandemic represented zip codes with some of the lowest vaccination rates in Phoenix. She hosted various vaccination efforts in underserved communities and now is taking action once again to keep COVID-19 case numbers low. This Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Phoenix residents can come to take the FDA-approved first, second or booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.<br><br>“The 85009 zip code currently has 8,047 confirmed COVID-19 cases – the highest in any part of my district. My office and partners are focused on bringing vaccine equity and education to children and hardworking families ahead of the holidays to make sure we stay diligent in our fight against COVID-19 and seasonal flu," said Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari.<br><br><strong>Jack. L Kuban School Vaccine Pop Up:</strong><br><br><strong>What: </strong>Offering FDA-approved first, second or booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine<br><br><strong>Who: </strong>Councilwoman Ansari, Equality Health, Jack L. Kuban Elementary School<br><br><strong>When: </strong>October 16, 2021 | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.<br><br><strong>Where:</strong> 3201 W. Sherman St. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br><br><strong>Registration Link: </strong><a href="https://onecommunity.typeform.com/to/baXbFdKq?typeform-source=www.onecommunityaz.com" target="_blank">https://onecommunity.typeform.com/to/baXbFdKq?typeform-source=www.onecommunityaz.com</a> (bit.ly/vaxkuban)<br><br><strong>Media Contact:</strong><br>Maria Lopez<br>(623)703-6830<br>maria.lopez@phoenix.gov​<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari’s Statement on the Ballard Spahr Investigationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2026City Council District 78/12/2021 10:50:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2026/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgCouncilwoman Yassamin Ansari’s Statement on the Ballard Spahr Investigations<div class="ExternalClassB8FAD0AB4A2A422AA3473467C4732494"><html>“I've read both reports and two things are crystal clear: measures of accountability are failing within the Phoenix Police Department, and most importantly, are interfering with the ability to equally protect and serve our residents. We failed them in these two instances.<br><br>While I wasn't in office when these two events occurred, I've heard time and time again about the urgent need for reform to ensure greater accountability, transparency, and justice. <br><br>City Manager Ed Zuercher and Chief of Police Jeri Williams today announced immediate action items the department is taking while it undergoes review by the Department of Justice and now-requested review by the Arizona Attorney General's office, but we can do more. The following needs immediate attention:<br><ol><li>“Reassigning" the 3 Assistant Chiefs involved in the gang investigation is not enough – their actions were unacceptable and undeniably unethical. They must be fired.<br></li></ol><ol start="2"><li>Officers who avoided being investigated have no doubt been protected by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association. I echo Vice Mayor Garcia's request for a public negotiation process in the future and for city staff to renegotiate the components named in these reports that are a barrier to timely and thorough investigations.</li></ol>We must do everything we possibly can to show responsibility and due diligence in addressing these issues. We cannot wait another year to act on what indisputably is an overreach of power. We owe it to every Phoenician who has been wrongly charged, impacted and to show how seriously we are taking these findings."<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari’s Statement on the Department of Justice Phoenix Police Investigationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2014City Council District 78/5/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2014/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgCouncilwoman Yassamin Ansari’s Statement on the Department of Justice Phoenix Police Investigation<div class="ExternalClassEF26B7A97762491EACBBD1804AC42065"><html>“While Phoenix has made significant strides toward public safety reform with a $15 million investment in the Community Assistance Program and a new, historic Office of Accountability and Transparency in this year's budget, an independent review of the Phoenix Police Department by the Department of Justice is necessary and welcome.<br><br>In the aftermath of local and national attention to police misconduct, Phoenix must be ready to identify actionable steps to reverse alarming statistics in a transparent and accountable manner.<br><br>I want to commend the Department of Justice's focus on listening to community groups and families' experiences with Phoenix PD, especially those with disabilities and who may be experiencing homelessness.<br><br>Throughout this review process, my hope is that we can strengthen public trust in transformative change and bring us closer to equally serving every Phoenician with the utmost respect and integrity.<br><br>I look forward to working with the Department of Justice, Chief of Police, City Manager, Mayor, and my colleagues to continue ongoing work to make us a stronger, safer, and more just city."​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Mayor Gallego, Councilwoman Ansari Announce Electric Vehicle Ad-Hoc Committee Membershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2002City Council District 77/29/2021 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2002/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgMayor Gallego, Councilwoman Ansari Announce Electric Vehicle Ad-Hoc Committee Members<div class="ExternalClass87ECFCFDFDBE4EA49A210AE7D8206C7C"><html> <p style="text-align:center;">​<em><span style="font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:#333333;">Group will embark on creating an ambitious and equitable roadmap on electrification for the City of Phoenix</span></em><br></p> <p> <strong>Phoenix, AZ </strong>— It is crucial that Phoenix is prepared to respond to the emerging Electric Vehicle (EV) market in a manner that is appropriate for its unique infrastructure, geography, and residents. This new Ad-Hoc Committee, scheduled to have its first public meeting on Aug. 9, 2021, will evaluate and develop recommendations to City Council that will create the conditions necessary for Phoenix to transition to electric vehicles and tackle some of the leading issues our city is facing, including climate change and poor air quality.  </p> <p>“Clean, accessible transportation is a cornerstone of a competitive, sustainable, and equitable city," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Already, Phoenix is regarded as a hub for innovation in the electric vehicle industry and is well-positioned to lead in transportation electrification. Along with the Climate Action Plan currently being developed, this committee's work will be key in setting the vision and driving action toward a healthier, more sustainable future."</p> <p>This ad-hoc committee shall consist of 13 members of the public and Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, representing Phoenix City Council District 7, as its chair.</p> <p>“A sustainable future for Phoenix residents is one of the main reasons why I decided to run for office. By the end of this year, it's expected that the transportation sector will be the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our city. I couldn't be prouder to lead this effort toward clean and electric transportation to improve air quality, all while making Phoenix an epicenter for EV infrastructure and jobs," said Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari.</p> <p>The committee will work in tandem with the City of Phoenix's Office of Sustainability, Planning and Development Department, and the Public Works Department. </p> <p>Community and local experts and include:</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Omar Gonzales, Nikola</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Delbert Hawk, IBEW 640</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Autumn Johnson, Western Resource Advocates</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Kathy Knoop, APS</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Clark Miller, ASU</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Vianey Olivarria, CHISPA Arizona</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Catherine O'Brien, SRP</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Lisa Perez, City of Phoenix Planning Commission, District 7 resident</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Caryn Potter, SWEEP</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Court Rich, Rose Law Group</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Columba Sainz, Moms Clean Air Force, City of Phoenix EQSC, District 8 resident</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Katherine Stainken, Electrification Coalition</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Tim Sprague, Habitat Metro</p> <p>In the first meeting, subcommittees will be established to do some of the following:</p> <p>• Review existing charging infrastructure (fleet, employee, and public), and develop list of recommended locations for additional charging infrastructure to ensure comprehensive coverage and equitable access</p> <p>• Develop strategies to facilitate EV adoption city-wide, with special consideration of affordability, accessibility, and equity</p> <p>• Develop goals and target dates for municipal fleet electrification</p> <p>• Review existing partnerships with utilities and other partners and recommend opportunities to leverage additional resources</p> <p>For more information, please visit: <a href="/sustainability/electric-vehicles" target="_blank">https://www.phoenix.gov/sustainability/electric-vehicles</a>​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
$50,000 Sponsorship to Prevent Heat Deaths Announcedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2070City Council District 77/28/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/Y3OzsjiheEs$50,000 Sponsorship to Prevent Heat Deaths Announced<div class="ExternalClass11C5FAEF1F9B43E4B6A4EF435101FE26"><html> <p>​Arizona Lottery Provides Gives Back Sponsorship to Support MAG’s Heat Relief Network (The Heat Relief Network is a community effort that brings together the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care, cities and towns, nonprofit agencies, faith-based organizations, businesses and individuals to provide resources to those who are vulnerable. Through a competitive process, five nonprofit agencies were selected to receive $10,000 each for water purchases: Salvation Army, Community Bridges Inc., City of Phoenix, City of Tolleson, and Phoenix Rescue Mission. • In total, the $50,000 Arizona Lottery Gives Back Sponsorship will help purchase an estimated 15,000 cases of bottled water to prevent heat deaths among vulnerable populations. According to the Maricopa County Public Health Department, more than 300 people lost their lives due to the heat last year, continuing an alarming upward trend in the region.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Videodistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Vice Mayor Garcia, Councilwoman Ansari to Host Virtual Climate Equity Event “The Air We Breathe” on June 26https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1962City Council District 76/23/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1962/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgVice Mayor Garcia, Councilwoman Ansari to Host Virtual Climate Equity Event “The Air We Breathe” on June 26<div class="ExternalClassA3D93465FEE94B909D9538C1240F4CB4"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"></p> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:100%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <div style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <em><strong>Joined by the American Lung Association, Chispa Arizona to Discuss Air Quality and Receive Feedback on the City of Phoenix’s draft Climate Action Plan</strong></em><strong> </strong></span><strong> </strong></div> <br>Phoenix, AZ — The City of Phoenix is set to debut a revised Climate Action Plan in the fall and is seeking community feedback by July 17th. This Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 10:00 -11:30 a.m., residents have a virtual opportunity to discuss the importance of equitable solutions for addressing the climate crisis with Vice Mayor Garcia, representing District 8, and Councilwoman Ansari, representing District 7. <br><br>During these sessions, Phoenix residents can engage in conversations about air quality and protecting public health through strategies that center youth voices, local businesses, environmental justice and better serve those most impacted by the effects of climate change.<br><br><strong>What:</strong> The Air We Breathe: Climate Equity in Phoenix (Virtual Workshop)<br><br><strong>Who: </strong>Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia, Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari in partnership with the American Lung Association and Chispa Arizona<br><br><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. <br><br><strong>Register:</strong> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:rgb(0, 0, 255);"><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdeutqTMsEtzk8BdOQOICjiva92nhBSjr" target="_blank">bit.ly/d7d8climate</a></span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br><strong>Media Contact:</strong><br> Maria Lopez​<br> (623)703-6830<br> maria.lopez@phoenix.gov<br><div style="text-align:center;">###</div><br><p><strong>ABOUT COUNCILWOMAN YASSAMIN ANSARI<br></strong>Ansari is the youngest woman ever elected in Phoenix City Council history and the first Iranian American elected to public office in the state of Arizona. Phoenix is the fifth largest and fastest-growing city in the United States. Ansari is determined to build sustainable, equitable communities that serve future generations.<br></p></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Maryvale Vaccination Outreach Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1938City Council District 76/4/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/Ey0sqdewQYUMaryvale Vaccination Outreach Event<div class="ExternalClass95B15F8C526A47F19BBB63C9C4BC2388"><html> <span dir="auto">In this PHXTV News Feed, Mayor Gallego, Councilwomen Yassamin Ansari, and Betty Guardado launched a </span> <a dir="auto" href="https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/covid" spellcheck="false" target="_blank">#COVID</a> <span dir="auto">-19 </span> <a dir="auto" href="https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/vaccination" spellcheck="false" target="_blank">#Vaccination</a> <span dir="auto"> Outreach Event in the </span> <a dir="auto" href="https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/maryvale" spellcheck="false" target="_blank">#Maryvale</a> <span dir="auto"> Neighborhood.<br></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Videodistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Councilwoman Ansari, Embry Health Bring COVID-19 Vaccination Event to Maryvale May 29https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1923City Council District 75/25/2021 6:00:30 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1923/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Ansari, Embry Health Bring COVID-19 Vaccination Event to Maryvale May 29<div class="ExternalClassCC234CF5D49A4E3E9AF5E22666685C56"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <strong style=""><em>Mayor Gallego and Councilwomen Pastor, Guardado join forces for door-to-door efforts leading up to the event to encourage vaccination across West Phoenix</em></strong></span></p><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span> </div> <div>Phoenix, AZ — Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, serving Phoenix City Council District 7, represents zip codes with some of the lowest vaccination rates in Phoenix. This Friday, May 28, she will be joined by Mayor Gallego and Councilwomen Pastor and Guardado to rally volunteers in helping knock doors and get the surrounding zip codes of 85035, 85033, 85031 vaccinated – communities which the mayor and councilwomen all serve.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Door-knocking efforts will aim to drive registrations and awareness of a vaccination event taking place at Peralta Elementary School this Saturday, May 29, from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. in partnership with Embry Health and the Cartwright School District.  Walk-ins all welcome, but residents can also register <a href="https://app.backstagemedical.co/widgets/#/schedule-appointment?pId=9567&widgetType=allopen&typeId=1974&count=300" target="_blank">by visiting this link​</a>. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Event #1: Vaccination Canvass in Maryvale Neighborhood</strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>What: </strong>COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach Event (Flyer distribution and door-knocking)</div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Who:</strong> Mayor Gallego, Councilwomen Yassamin Ansari, Laura Pastor and Betty Guardado <br><br></div> <div><strong>When</strong>: May 28, 2021 | 5:30 PM <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Where: </strong>Desert West Park (Next to Desert West Pond) <br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">6</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">357 W. Virginia Ave. Parking, Phoenix, AZ 85035</span><br></div> <div> <br><br></div> <div> <strong>Event #2: Covid-19 Vaccination Event at Peralta Elementary School</strong> </div> <div> <strong> <br> </strong> </div> <div><strong>What:</strong> COVID-19 Vaccination Event with Embry Health</div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Who</strong>: Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, Embry Health</div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>When: </strong>May 29, 2021 | 9 A.M. – 2 P.M. ​​<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Where: </strong>Peralta Elementary School (Enter through W. Alvarado Road)</div> <div>7125 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85035<br></div> <div> </div> <div> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> </div> <div>Maria Lopez</div> <div>(623)703-6830</div> <div>maria.lopez@phoenix.gov</div> <div> <br> </div> <div style="text-align:center;">###<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>ABOUT COUNCILWOMAN YASSAMIN ANSARI</strong> </div> <div>Ansari is the youngest woman ever elected in Phoenix City Council history and the first Iranian American elected to public office in the state of Arizona. Phoenix is the fifth largest and fastest-growing city in the United States. Ansari is determined to build sustainable, equitable communities that serve future generations.<br><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari



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