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April 29, 2010

VVelázquez on H.R. 2499

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented on the passing of New York City Activist Harry Wieder:

            “The passing of Harry Wieder is a great loss for our community.   In overcoming many obstacles in his own life, Harry became a tenacious champion for improving and strengthening our community.  A tireless advocate for gay and disabled rights and for improving our transportation system, his many achievements brought dignity and equality to people’s lives, while making our City a better place to live and work.  He will be sorely missed, and my thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family during this difficult time.”