"It Shouldn't Be Tolerated": New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams on Voting Issues, Sandy Relief and Restoring Communities

EXCERPT: New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams was on the case Election Day, live-tweeting his attempts to make sure his constituents and anyone displaced by the storm were able to cast their ballots. Williams, a former community organizer, has been an outspoken opponent of police racial profiling and "stop-and-frisk," and a supporter of the Occupy movement.

Williams has also been active in Sandy relief, working with local community groups (and criticizing the Red Cross for its failures) and he sat down with Truthout to discuss long-term solutions for the problems, highlighted on Election Day, that are already fading from the news.

For more, read this TruthOut interview.

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