2024 Women In Power Community Appreciation Award From Brooklyn’s Health Essential Association Awarded To Rep. Malliotakis


Malliotakis Receives 2024 Women in Power Community Appreciation Award from Brooklyn’s Health Essential Association

Editor’s note: According to One Degree, “Health Essential Association is a not-for-profit organization that offers services to the Asian immigrant communities. Services include nutrition, applying for health care and other benefits, housing, applying for citizenship and transportation assistance.”

(BROOKLYN, NY) – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) today announced she received the 2024 Women in Power Community Appreciation Award from the Brooklyn Health Essential Association for her work in Congress to uplift, empower, and return federal funding to the Brooklyn community.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Health Essential Association alongside so many other outstanding women in our community,” Malliotakis said. “In Congress I’ve been proud to secure federal funding for several Brooklyn organizations, including the Guild for Exceptional Children, the Salvation Army in Bensonhurst, the Bay Ridge Senior Center, Maimonides Medical Center, the Boy Scouts and the NYPD, and support policies that make our community safer, stronger, and more prosperous. I want to thank the Health Essential Association for everything they do to promote health and well-being, and I look forward to continuing our work together to make our borough a better place to live, work and recreate.”
“Congresswoman Malliotakis has been a fighter for our community and is more than deserving of our 2024 Women in Power Community Appreciation Award,” said Lina Chen, President of Health Essential Association. “During the pandemic, she stood up against Asian hate. She’s been sounding the alarm about migrant shelters, has supported public education and specialized high school programs, and understands that public safety is paramount. Whenever our community needs help, Congresswoman Malliotakis is there.”
Banner Image: Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis with Health Essential Association President Lina Chen and members of Brooklyn’s Asian-American community upon receiving the 2024 Women in Power Community Appreciation Award. Image Credit – Rep. Malliotakis


Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was sworn in on January 3, 2021 to represent Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn. Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. In the Assembly, she served as Minority Whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. For five terms, Congresswoman Malliotakis fought to restore ethics in Albany, expand transit service in her district, improve programs for senior citizens, reform education and improve New York’s economic climate by reducing the tax burden on small businesses and residents. A cornerstone of her tenure was helping her community recover and rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to advocating for these same issues in Washington, Congresswoman Malliotakis is acutely focused on securing New York’s fair share of federal mass transit funding, which would go towards expanding transportation services and easing traffic congestion, while also championing public safety by supporting our nation’s law enforcement officers. Congresswoman Malliotakis is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is currently the only Republican member representing New York City in Congress, representing a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. She is a passionate advocate for animal rights and the strengthening of animal cruelty laws, and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her chihuahua, Peanut.

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