Events Calendar http://www.nysenate.gov/committee/The%20New%20York%20State%20Black%2C%20Puerto%20Rican%2C%20Hispanic%20and%20Asian%20Legislative%20Caucus/events/2013-04 en ASSEMBLYMAN KARIM CAMARA, SENATOR RUTH HASSELL- THOMPSON, FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS AND OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE UNPRECEDENTED STATEWIDE GUN VIOLENCE REDUCTION INITIATIVE http://www.nysenate.gov/event/2013/apr/17/assemblyman-karim-camara-senator-ruth-hassell-thompson-family-members-victims-and- <p><strong>“A Black or Latino youth has a 56% increased likelihood of being injured by gun violence than a motor vehicle accident, this is akin to a public health crisis”</strong></p> <p>Tuesday April 16th (New York, NY)--On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, New York State Assemblyman Karim Camara and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, will announce the start of an unparalleled statewide initiative to reduce gun violence and the introduction of a joint resolution to mark June as Gun Violence Awareness Month.&nbsp; &nbsp;Simultaneously across the State other Mayors, County Executives and Officials will echo that sentiment with resolutions and proclamations of their own.</p> <!--break--><!--break--> <p>The following elected leaders are supporting &nbsp;Camara and Hassell- Thompson in this initiative &nbsp;by&nbsp; announcing &nbsp;resolutions &nbsp;and/or &nbsp;proclamations &nbsp;in&nbsp; their &nbsp;respective &nbsp;areas: Mayors Byron Brown (Buffalo), Stephanie Miner (Syracuse), Gerald Jennings (Albany), Thomas Richards (Rochester),Michael Spano (Yonkers), Wayne Hall Sr. (Hempstead), Ernest Davis (Mount Vernon), County Executive Steve Bellone (Suffolk), Westchester County&nbsp; &nbsp;Board&nbsp; &nbsp;of&nbsp; &nbsp;Legislators&nbsp; &nbsp;Chair&nbsp; &nbsp;Ken&nbsp; &nbsp;Jenkins,&nbsp; &nbsp;Oswego&nbsp; &nbsp;County&nbsp; &nbsp;Board&nbsp; &nbsp;of Legislators Minority &nbsp;Leader &nbsp;Michael &nbsp;Kunzwiler, &nbsp;Town &nbsp;of &nbsp;Lenox &nbsp;Supervisor &nbsp;Rocky DiVeronica (Madison County), Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (New York County) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (Bronx County).</p> <p><strong>WHO: </strong>Assemblyman Karim Camara, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Mayor Gerald Jennings of Albany, &nbsp;other New York &nbsp;State Elected Officials and family members of gun violence victims</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: LCA press room, Capitol Building, Albany, NY</p> <p><strong>TI</strong><strong>M</strong><strong>E</strong><strong>: </strong>10:30 A.M.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-information"><legend>Related information</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-committee"> <div class="field-label">Committee:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/committee/new-york-state-black-puerto-rican-hispanic-and-asian-legislative-caucus">The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-like-button"> <div class="field-label">Show like button:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Display Facebook Like button </div> </div> </div> Miscellaneous 42.652228 -73.757982 Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:08:53 +0000 Fanes Saintil 187296 at http://www.nysenate.gov