** Information on finding family members, and conditions on Haiti, is being provided by calling the following number at the State Department: 1 (800) 407-4747For Donations:• American Red Cross International
Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).
Today, the NYS Conference of Black Senators announced their support for the Signature Agenda of Legislative Issues that they wish to see passed before the end of this session. The members stressed the need for them to be brought to the floor quickly:
-Article 15-A : Senate Bill 1799, Sponsored by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson
-Better School Act (School Governance): Senate Bill 5576, sponsored by Senator Kevin Parker
-Foreclosure: Senate Bill 4109A, sponsored by Senator Jeff Klein
The NYS Conference of Black Senators will be unveiling their Signature Agenda Issues that they would like to see passed before the end of this legislative session. They will discuss the following bills: Article 15-A, Better Schools Act, Foreclosure, The Repeal of Vacancy Decontrol, Healthy Teens Act, Child Sexual Abuse Reform Act, Property Tax Relief, NYS Fair Pay Act, Reproductive Health Act, Paid Family Leave Act, and Green Collar Jobs.