The idea of Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Smart-Dodd, who realized the importance of having a father or a father figure in your life. She wanted to acknowledge and celebrate fathers for their support. Her father was a Civil War Veteran, who raised her and her five siblings after their mother died during childbirth.” [1]
Father’s provide us with love, guidance, and support like no other. Their wisdom often guide us through life’s challenges and shape us to become the people we are today.
Father’s Day is a day to celebrate not only fathers but also father figures and mentors. Don't forget to let your father or mentor know how special and important they are to you.

Happy Father's Day!

[1] https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn represents the 42nd Assembly District in Brooklyn covering Ditmas Park, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood. She is currently the Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), and serves on the following committees: Housing, Government Operations, Education, Banks, Health, and Higher Education. She is also a member of the Task Force on Women's Issues and sits on Governor Hochul's Domestic Violence Advisory Council and Mayor Adam's MWBE Task Force.

As a current Assemblymember, District Leader, and Chair of Brooklyn Democratic Party, Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn has been an outspoken advocate on issues concerning immigration, education, economic development, unemployment, education reform, health care access, senior citizen centers, affordable housing, school safety, women's and LGBTQ rights, as well as other issues affecting the quality of life in the community.
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