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Hakeem Jeffries to Give State of District Speech at Pratt

Three-term legislator is scheduled to speak to his constituents at an event Thursday.

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, D-Fort Greene, will travel to Clinton Hill on Thursday for his fifth State of the District speech.

According to Jeffries, the event at Higgins Hall will focus on issues of education, housing and criminal justice.

Jeffries' appearance comes as issues of the state budget, cuts to vital services— for the three-term assemblyman—redistricting, heat up in Albany.

Before winning his seat in 2006, Jeffries was the target of what he called an attempt to gerrymander him out of the district. Since taking office, he has been a champion of a more transparent redistricting process.

Also likely to pop up in tomorrow's speech will be issues affecting Central Brooklyn's 10th Congressional District. On Jan. 15, Jeffries to unseat longtime Rep. Edolphus "Ed" Towns.

Jeffries' State of the District speech is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Pratt's Higgins Hall, 61 St. James Place at Lafayette Avenue.

Joe Gonzalez January 27, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Dear Hakeem Jefferies: Since you are seeking election to the US Congress, I have a job for you. Please tell folks what you are going to do about the current Obama Administration's contract with China to make US Military uniforms. State if you want US Citizens especially returning war veterans to get these contracts.

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