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Join me for Financial Empowerment Day

 Empower Yourself Day is the third of  six, free community events Senator Parker will host this summer. The New York Controller’s Office will be on hand to help people locate unclaimed funds and Restoration from Bedford Stuyvesant will be on hand to provide information on financial empowerment. We look forward to seeing you there

July 15, 2010
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR., ELECTIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR, SECURES PASSAGE OF ELECTION REFORM LEGISLATION TO ASSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO NEW VOTING SYSTES

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., Chair of the Senate Elections Committee, having exercised its oversight powers to hold hearings throughout the state on the transition to paper ballot based optical scan systems, as well November’s pilot program for their use in much of the state, has now secured passage of election law reforms (S8151, S8152, S8153) designed to assure that election day operations proceed smoothly and that the results of our elections are accurate and inspire the confidence of the public.

June 29, 2010
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Senator Parker Welcomes Umair Khan ...The Senate’s First Pakistani American Lawyer

Senator Kevin Parker (D-21), is delighted to welcome Umair Khan into his legal department.

June 16, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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Encouraging College Voters, Majority Passes Bill Establishing Polling Sites On Campus

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S2003/Oppenheimer) which will significantly improve voter participation among younger voters at college by providing for polling sites to be located on college campuses. 

June 14, 2010
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Reforming Presidential Elections: Senate Passes National Popular Vote Legislation

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S2286A) to enter an interstate agreement to elect the U.S. President by national popular vote, striking away an arcane system in which candidates work for votes in a handful of states while reducing voters in more progressive or conservative states to little more than bystanders in the democratic process.

June 8, 2010
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Griffo Says that Legislation Already Exists to Launch Cuomo Reform Plan

Griffo: Legislation Already Exists to Launch Reform Plan

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today called upon Senate Democrats who have voiced support of Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to show that support by embracing the reform package of Senate bills he has sponsored.

May 25, 2010
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Addabbo: Election Reforms Ensure Absentee and Affidavit Votes Are Counted and Improve Election Administration

Addabbo:  Election Reforms Ensure Absentee and Affidavit Votes Are Counted and Improve Election Administration 

May 19, 2010
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Elections Committee Holds Hearing On Campaign Finance Reform Proposals

Today, The Senate Elections Committee, Chaired by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Queens) held the first of two hearings on sweeping changes to New York’s campaign finance system.

April 20, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up:Week of April 12: Election Law Reforms, Delinquent Tax Collection And More

Legislation passed this week by the State Senate Democratic Majority included bills to ensure voters are not disenfranchised as a result of outdated election laws, the authorization of municipalities to collect delinquent property taxes, and the establishment of new rights regarding phone calls of defendants upon arrest, among others.

Reforming State Election Laws

April 16, 2010
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Coalition Announces New Statewide Campaign To End Prison-Based Gerrymandering Before 2010 Census

Rev. Al Sharpton, Sen. Eric Schneiderman, Assm. Hakeem Jeffries Join Forces With Coalition To Announce New Statewide Campaign To End Prison-Based Gerrymandering Before 2010 Census

January 28, 2010
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ADDABBO: NEW MACHINES WILL CREATE NEW ERA IN VOTING NEXT YEAR

 

 New York State Senate Member

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

December 21, 2009
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ADDABBO’S ELECTION LAW BILLS SIGNED IN LAW BY GOVERNOR

 

 

 


New York State Senate Member

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

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October 14, 2009
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The New York Times: Primary Results Show Progress for Gay Candidates

By A.G. Sulzberger

September 17, 2009

James Van Bramer and Daniel Dromm are both Democrats who built reputations for their activism in their Queens neighborhoods and their work in schools and libraries. They are also gay. And after victories in the primary election this week, they appear likely to join the City Council.

September 17, 2009
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Stand Up Brooklyn and Be Counted!

Senator Dilan Urges Residents to Participate in Upcoming 2010 Census

September 8, 2009
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Meet the Leaders

The show will be on Channel 118.

It will be shown four times a day between 7:30 AM  & 6:00 PM all week

August 23, 7:30 AM - August 29, 6:00 PM
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Senator Nozzolio Sworn in to Office

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently sworn in to office by former Lt. Governor Mary Anne Krupsak. Senator Nozzolio was overwhelmingly re-elected in November with over 72% of the vote in his district. Senator Nozzolio thanked the approximately 350 people who attended the ceremony for their support and the honor to represent their needs as a member of the New York State Senate. Senator Nozzolio was sworn in using the same Bible that was used when Lt. Governor Krupsak took her oath of office in 1975.

March 31, 2009
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