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immigrants’ issues, housing, public safety on top priority: NYC Council candidate, Chi Osse

APPAC hosts Meet and Greet, fundraising event to support Chi Osse's election campaign

New York: New York City Council Member Chi Osse has said that his office is open round the clock to address a host of issues especially related to public safety، housing, and immigrants concerns۔

He was addressing ‘Meet and Greet and Fundraising event organized by the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC) to support his election campaign, in Brooklyn.

Chi Osse said: “Our office is open for public.We have been doing efforts since the last 47+ weeks. Resolution of issues being faced by immigrant community is one of the top priority of my office.”

As community we have a sizable amount of immigrants who have certain barriers to get access to the resources within the city.

So, on weekly basis, we are providing a couple of hour session, so that immigrants can have access to the resources whether it’s cellphones, free transportation, free food, and other social services.

Every other week, we have in our office immigrants attorney, and it’s a free service we provide for our immigrant community, Chi Osse said.

He acknowledged the housing crisis being one of the major concerns NYC has been facing since the immigrant crisis emerged.

In every Tuesday, a housing specialist is providing services to dozens of individuals at my office, whereas in every other Tuesday, we have housing attorney as well for legal advises.This service is very expensive especially when it comes to immigration. But free service we are providing to our community.This is the support we have been providing to our community.

On public safety issue, he said with relevant authorities some 40 plus individuals have been identified who have potentially been involved in violent crimes. The authorities are making efforts to nab them and send them behind the bars. He said his district has a limited crime rate.

Chi Ossé is the Council Member for New York City’s 36th District, representing Bedford-Stuyvesant and North Crown Heights.

He entered politics as an organizer and prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement. At 23 years old, Ossé was elected in 2021 as the youngest member of this Council and its only member hailing from Gen-Z.

APPAC Chairman Dr. Ijaz Ahmed besides Asad Chaudhry welcomed the guest Chi Osse.

The meet and greet saw overwhelming participation from Muslim community members representing different countries.

They said that Chi Osse always support our voice in solving the problems of Pakistani and Muslim community.

In his address Chi Osse presented his election manifesto. He said that New York City has a large number of Pakistani and Muslim communities.

“I want to work for the betterment of this community,” he vowed.

Apart from the Pakistani American community, Muslim people from other countries also participated in the event, including APPAC board member Ayesha Ukiyo.

He said that he wants the youth leadership to take full part in politics, and without their active part, the change cannot happen.

On this occasion, other members of the Muslim community appreciated Chi Osse’s performance. They said that politics is the best way to improve the society and people’s life, the promises made to the voters should be fulfilled.

The participants of the event asked Councilman Chi Osse several questions on various topics and issues facing the community, to which he answered as well as informed about the performance of his office.

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