Push to rename Bushwick street after community activist

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The daughter of a woman who fought for immigrant rights in Bushwick is fighting to keep her mother's legacy alive. 

Luz Yolanda Coca was a fair-housing advocate and worked for her community for three decades. 

Her daughter, Erica, says her mom was a warrior and a voice for the voiceless for 30 years.
 
Erica says her mom died of cancer.  Now, Erica and members of Community Board 4 are fighting to keep her memory alive. 

The board approved renaming a street, where her church is located and where her first office was when she came to Bushwick, Luz Yolanda Coca Way.  It now heads to the City Council.  
 
They hope that renaming the street will symbolize giving strength to the people, knowing the presence of Luz Yolanda Coca remains in Bushwick.

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