Statement From State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli

April 10, 2020

A Message of Renewal and Hope from State Comptroller DiNapoli

New Yorkers are celebrating the arrival of spring and the holidays differently this year and in their own way. Although we come from different faiths, the season brings a message of resilience, renewal and hope. Spring is a metaphor for positive change and rebirth. We can all agree that hope is more important now than it has been at perhaps any moment in the recent past. We’re all facing unprecedented challenges and anxiety for ourselves and our loved ones. At this moment, our faith, our family, and our friendships are more important ever. This is the time for us to try to be the best partner, parent, sibling, friend and neighbor that we can be. As we take the time for spiritual reflection, consider what brings us together. The things we have in common, our shared love of family and community, are what will carry us forward. For those celebrating Passover and Easter, I wish you blessed holidays. For everyone, I wish a healthy gift of spring.