Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari’s Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2395City Council District 76/24/2022 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2395/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Yassamin Ansari’s Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade <div class="ExternalClassA7792101C14C434C8A37C2D9B0B4177D"><html> <p> “We knew this day was coming, but I’m still in utter disbelief that, in what claims to be the freest country in the world, a 50-year constitutional right to safe and legal abortion is being stripped away instantly — and all because of extremist, right-wing, patriarchal ideology that has made its way into our nation’s highest court. It’s beyond devastating. ​</p> <p>While our state deciphers various laws that will now come into play, it is imperative that the City of Phoenix look at all possible policy responses.  </p> <p>To start, the Phoenix City Council should immediately: </p> <p>1. Enact policy that prevents the criminalization of those seeking abortion, abortion providers, and those who assist them </p> <p>2. Allocate dollars to fund contraception and transportation support to states where abortion is legal </p> <p>Abortion clinics have already paused procedures and thousands of livelihoods are now at stake. Low-income residents and people of color will be impacted most severely. Our C​ity must prepare to support our most vulnerable communities, just like we did during the pandemic. </p> <p>As the fifth largest and fastest growing large city in the country – and one that prides itself on equality, inclusivity, and the pursuit of justice – we must act quickly. There will continue to be attacks on our reproductive freedoms and the Democratic trifecta in Washington, D.C. must take every measure possible to codify the right to abortion into federal law.” <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Unveiling of Phoenix's Transportation Electrification Goals for 2030https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2393City Council District 76/22/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/IQw6XPu8t-cUnveiling of Phoenix's Transportation Electrification Goals for 2030<div class="ExternalClassD59FEB7FDE0B4BB699521471864A2AAF"><html> <p>Mayor Kate Gallego, Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, and other business and community leaders gathered at Nikola Motor Co. Headquarters to unveil how the City of Phoenix is preparing to meet the demand of an electric future and get 280,000 electric vehicles on Phoenix roads by the year 2030. Transportation electrification is one strategic way to create good-paying jobs, celan up air, and build a greener Phoenix. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Videodistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Councilwoman Ansari and Arizona Forward Host 'Electrify Phoenix': a Free, Interactive Event to Showcase and Discuss the Future of Electric Vehicles in Phoenix on June 16https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2384City Council District 76/15/2022 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2384/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Ansari and Arizona Forward Host 'Electrify Phoenix': a Free, Interactive Event to Showcase and Discuss the Future of Electric Vehicles in Phoenix on June 16<div class="ExternalClass55F509027DEF4C598B791856C8717F6F"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, who serves as the chair of the Mayor’s Electric Vehicle Ad Hoc Committee, has been leading the City’s efforts to get 280,000 electric vehicles on Phoenix roads by 2030. One important way to meet that goal is by investing in public education that outlines the critical benefits of going electric: cleaner air, creating good-paying jobs and tackling our climate crisis.<br></p> <p>Councilwoman Ansari is teaming up with Arizona Forward and Venture Café Phoenix to convene leading business and community experts on June 16, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to discuss the future of transportation electrification in Phoenix. More importantly, she’ll share goals from the city’s Transportation Electrification Action Plan to make electric vehicles more affordable and accessible by securing the infrastructure needed to support ongoing and future demand.</p> <p>“Phoenix has some of the worst air quality in the country and the transportation sector is the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in our city, so an electric transition is essential. We plan to accelerate this transition with equity at the forefront. Investing now will ensure that we maintain our city’s reputation as a climate leader both locally and globally,” says Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari.</p> <p>Guests will enjoy an electric vehicle and e-scooter demo area featuring Waymo, Tesla, Lime, Bird, Razor and Spin. One lucky guest will also receive a free e-bike provided by Lectric eBikes.</p> <p>"In Phoenix, Waymo uses the fully electric Jaguar I-Pace. We are excited about being here, where city leaders welcome electric vehicle charging infrastructure and emerging technologies that create more sustainable transportation options,” says Waymo spokesperson Noelle Duong.</p> <p>There will also be a panel discussion, networking happy hour, giveaways, and delicious food and drink provided by Estero Beach Tacos and IL BOSCO Pizza. <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://venturecafephoenix.org/checkin/18005/?flow=PREREGISTER&ssid=a116g000008P7XeAAK" href="https://venturecafephoenix.org/checkin/18005/?flow=PREREGISTER&ssid=a116g000008P7XeAAK">The public can RSVP here</a>. </p> <p> <strong>Date:</strong> Thursday, June 16, 2022</p> <p> <strong>Time:</strong> 5:00 - 8:00 PM  </p> <p> <strong>Address:</strong> 850 N. 5th St. Phoenix, AZ 85004</p> <p> <strong>Parking:</strong> We encourage carpooling, light rail and walking. Venture Café Phoenix will be providing parking validation for their south lot on 5th St and McKinley.</p> <p> <strong>Facebook link:</strong> <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://fb.me/e/1Ooq7j5z1" href="https://fb.me/e/1Ooq7j5z1">Click here</a></p> <p> <strong>Social Media Handles:</strong> @District7PHX @VentureCafePHX @AZForward</p> <p> <strong>Hashtags:</strong> #ElectrifyPHX #PHXVC</p> <p> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> Maria Lopez | (623)703-6830 | <a data-cke-saved-href="mailto:maria.lopez@phoenix.gov" href="mailto:maria.lopez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">maria.lopez@phoenix.gov</a> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Mayor Gallego, Councilwoman Ansari to Announce Phoenix’s Transportation Electrification Goals for 2030https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2383City Council District 76/14/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2383/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgMayor Gallego, Councilwoman Ansari to Announce Phoenix’s Transportation Electrification Goals for 2030<div class="ExternalClass56E12388303A4D63B7B52C3A9EFE7BB3"><html> <p> ​Mayor Kate Gallego and Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari will be joined by business and community leaders on June 16, 2022 at the Phoenix headquarters of Nikola Corporation to unveil how the City of Phoenix is preparing to meet the demand of an electric future and get 280,000 electric vehicles on Phoenix roads by the year 2030. Transportation electrification is one strategic way to create good-paying jobs, clean up our air and build a greener Phoenix. </p> <p>To RSVP for the press conference, please email Maria Lopez at <a data-cke-saved-href="mailto:maria.lopez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">maria.lopez@phoenix.gov</a>. </p> <p> <strong>Who: </strong>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Councilwoman Ansari, Nikola, American Lung Association, and the Cartwright School District</p> <p>Electric Showcase: Nikola, Waymo, Lectric eBikes</p> <p> <strong>What:</strong> Phoenix’s Transportation Electrification Plan - More info: <a href="/sustainability/electric-vehicles" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/sustainability/electric-vehicles" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/electricvehicles</a></p> <p> <strong>When:</strong> Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. </p> <p>9:30 a.m. Check-in, Coffee, EV Showcase</p> <p>10:00 a.m.  Program Begins</p> <p>10:30 a.m.  Press Questions</p> <p>10:40 a.m.  Event Closes</p> <p> <strong>Where:</strong> Nikola Corporation - 4141 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Councilwoman Ansari Celebrates Transformation of Well Site to Public Art Space in West Phoenix Neighborhoodhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2338City Council District 75/4/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2338/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Ansari Celebrates Transformation of Well Site to Public Art Space in West Phoenix Neighborhood<div class="ExternalClassBF895EF8796948FDB95EB3EBB7C2F4EB"><html> The City of Phoenix Water Services Department, Office of Arts + Culture, and District 7 Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari will be dedicating the new Neighborhood Vista sculpture garden at 63rd Avenue and Osborn Road. on Wednesday, May 4th, at 4 p.m.<br><br> The community and media are invited to experience this transformative new public art space that has been developed at the site of a retired well site used to provide water to the West Phoenix community since the 1940s.  <br><br> Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari will speak to the power that redevelopment projects, such as this, will have on District 7 neighborhoods. <br><br> "Spaces that connect shade, public art, and sustainable, low-water-use greenery are essential to a thriving neighborhood," Councilwoman Ansari said. "Maryvale is incredibly deserving of investments like this, and I am proud to welcome Neighborhood Vista to this busy corner." <br><br> Learn more about the Neighborhood Vista project by experiencing our interactive project  <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?2dcfd26c1476ef32017f03e712a89bddb0458c728f618e9ffcd0cb0087124dc2" target="_blank">story map</a> . <br><br> <strong>What:</strong> Neighborhood Vista dedication <br><br> <strong>When:</strong> Wednesday, May 4th @ 4 p.m.<br><br> <strong>Where:</strong> 63rd Avenue and Osborn Road​​ <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari’s Statement on Police Chief Jeri Williams’ Retirement https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2333City Council District 75/3/2022 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2333/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Yassamin Ansari’s Statement on Police Chief Jeri Williams’ Retirement <div class="ExternalClass93498F20F3844544849A43387EFFF0B2"><html> <p>“I want to extend my well-wishes and a deep thank you to Police Chief Jeri Williams on her announced retirement and decorated service to our city. Under her leadership these last six years, the City of Phoenix has launched essential programs such as body worn cameras, become fully compliant with #8CAN'TWAIT and worked toward improving accountability and transparency efforts through better record management and reporting systems, more communication with our communities and updating officer training and education. </p> <p>I’m looking forward to working with our City Manager, Mayor, the Phoenix City Council and the Phoenix Police Department leadership to ensure a smooth transition that enables us to continue to deliver critical services to every corner of our city, while also working to address various challenges at hand: ongoing officer hiring and retention, a constructive and productive Department of Justice investigation, and our ability to serve every Phoenician equally and to the highest degree possible. </p> <p>The future of our public safety efforts will be dependent on a knowledgeable and visionary leader who can get right to work.” <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Councilwoman Ansari Hosts Budget Town Hall for Estrella and Tolleson Neighborhoodshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2308City Council District 74/12/2022 11:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2308/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Ansari Hosts Budget Town Hall for Estrella and Tolleson Neighborhoods<div class="ExternalClass1968DB5EA9F445B4AC282173B5DC5685"><html> <p>Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, who represents Phoenix City Council District 7, will be hosting a community ‘meet and greet’ and City of Phoenix budget town hall at Santa Maria Middle School on Thursday, April 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. She will be facilitating a discussion on neighborhood issues and helping pinpoint solutions residents can advocate for in the upcoming 2022-23 City of Phoenix budget.</p> <p> “Last year, we were able to deliver a new park to the Tolleson area and this year, a new bookmobile for the Estrella area has been presented in the City Manager’s trial budget, but we can organize for so much more," Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari said. "From an infrastructure standpoint, we have dangerous intersections and need new bus routes to better connect our residents." </p> <p> “I’ve been meeting with the school districts and community leaders to make progress on all these fronts," the Councilwoman added. "These are two areas of Phoenix that have not seen the investments they deserve. We need to take advantage of all federal and local opportunities to implement changes quickly."<br></p> <p> Councilwoman Ansari will be joined by directors and staff of the City’s Street, Economic Development, Transportation, and Neighborhood Services departments. Appetizers and pizza will be provided by local Tolleson business Pizzeria Del Sol. </p> <p> The forum is open to all District 7 residents. <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexv4OyM1HDwUg3K5FDP_e3qGK_CxLr7i4wrH-qrsLb_kTdtw/" href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexv4OyM1HDwUg3K5FDP_e3qGK_CxLr7i4wrH-qrsLb_kTdtw/"></a><a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexv4OyM1HDwUg3K5FDP_e3qGK_CxLr7i4wrH-qrsLb_kTdtw/viewform" href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexv4OyM1HDwUg3K5FDP_e3qGK_CxLr7i4wrH-qrsLb_kTdtw/viewform">Please register and share your questions in advance here</a><a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexv4OyM1HDwUg3K5FDP_e3qGK_CxLr7i4wrH-qrsLb_kTdtw/" href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexv4OyM1HDwUg3K5FDP_e3qGK_CxLr7i4wrH-qrsLb_kTdtw/">.  </a> <br> </p> <p> <strong>Estrella and Tolleson Community Budget Town Hall </strong></p> <p> <strong>What:</strong> Public budget town hall for District 7 residents </p> <p> <strong>Who:</strong> Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, Fowler Elementary School District </p> <p> <strong>When:</strong> April 14, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. </p> <p> <strong>Where:</strong> Santa Maria Middle School Cafeteria -  7250 W Lower Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> </p> <p> <strong>Media RSVP:</strong> Maria Lopez, Councilwoman Ansari’s Chief of Staff, 623-703-6830 or <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="mailto:maria.lopez@phoenix.gov" href="mailto:maria.lopez@phoenix.gov">maria.lopez@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari
Councilwoman Ansari and the City of Phoenix Observe Nowruz Day, or Persian New Year, on March 18 with Two-part Celebrationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2272City Council District 73/16/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2272/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Ansari and the City of Phoenix Observe Nowruz Day, or Persian New Year, on March 18 with Two-part Celebration<div class="ExternalClass220762B857764527AB04D94BC46E2CD7"><html>​<span lang="EN">​​Phoenix, AZ</span><span lang="EN"> — The Persian New Year, Nowruz, marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide in Iran and throughout Central Asia. This year, Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, the first Iranian-American elected to public office in the state of Arizona, will be hosting the first-ever Nowruz at Phoenix City Hall. </span><br><br><span lang="EN">It is not a religious holiday but rather a celebration of new beginnings: it promotes values of peace, solidarity, renewal, and reconciliation. Phoenix is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, with a long and proud history ​of welcoming refugees and immigrants every year. </span><br><br><span lang="EN">Most recently, Phoenix has become home to one of the largest numbers of Afghan refugees who will be resettled across the country. Nowruz at Phoenix City Hall will serve to recognize the contributions of diverse immigrant communities, and is hosted in partnership with the Arizona Persian Cultural Center and International Rescue Committee (IRC).</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Event #1: Nowruz Day Proclamation Private Press Conference</strong></span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>What:</strong> </span><span lang="EN">A celebratory dedication for Nowruz featuring traditional music, clothing, sweets and tea and remarks from local leaders and newly arriving refugees.</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Who:</strong></span><span lang="EN"> Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton, Arizona State University Dean Pardis Mahdavi, IRC Executive Director Aaron Rippenkroeger, and many more</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>When</strong></span><span lang="EN"><strong>:</strong> March 18, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Where:</strong> </span><span lang="EN">Phoenix City Hall</span><br><br><span lang="EN">200 W. Washington St., Phoenix AZ, 85003 (at the atrium in the first-floor lobby)</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>RSVP: </strong></span><span lang="EN"><a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?6c79abc13081b9a374c5c8a4f60fcdbe3b175f3b03c6e65bd1142cbaf0e58d82" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="1">maria.lopez@phoenix.gov</a> | 623-703-6830</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Event #2: Nowruz at Phoenix City Hall Evening Celebration</strong></span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>What:</strong></span><span lang="EN"> Free bazaar with food, performances, art, and interactive activities</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Who:</strong> </span><span lang="EN">Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, Arizona Persian Cultural Center, Arizona State University, International Rescue Committee (IRC)</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>When:</strong> </span><span lang="EN">March 18, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Where:</strong></span><span lang="EN"> Phoenix City Hall Public Courtyard (Outside Orpheum Theatre)</span><br><br><span lang="EN">200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Website: </strong></span><span lang="EN"><a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?acef0a3b5451168aa5ef5c902a28ec7da3e09bc16dea8de0cacd5e6e1319bdfa" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="2">nowruzphx.com</a></span><br><br><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Additional Nowruz Details:</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><br><span lang="EN">*</span><span lang="EN">First 300 attendees will receive a free commemorative tote bag.</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Live Entertainment:</strong> </span><span lang="EN">DJ, fashion show by the Afghan Students Association at ASU, Hoorvash Dance Company, Persian Children’s Choir, Afghan Men’s Dance Group</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Food & Restaurants:</strong> </span><span lang="EN">Arya Catering, Cafe Chenar, ZK Kabob, Persian Tea House, and AZ Pops will be offering free lemon mint, creamy saffron, and watermelon strawberry ice cream.</span><br><br><span lang="EN"><strong>Interactive Activities:</strong> </span><span lang="EN">Live muralists, kid egg decorating table, photo exhibition, artists, and take-home calligraphy. Residents will also get to see haft-seen displays representing Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.​</span><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7YassaminAnsari



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