Issues: Children

Organizations responding to the Haiti Earthquake

** 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

Donation Phone #: (800) HELP-NOW     Website: http://redcross.org 

January 15, 2010
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NYS Conference of Black Senators offer their support and prayers to the families and friends affected by this terrible natural disaster in Haiti

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).

January 14, 2010
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Parents, Union, Child Care Providers and Advocates Call for State to Take Action to Make Child Care Program Fair

ALBANY – A report released by Empire Justice Center today, Mending the Patchwork, documents a persistent lack of fairness in the way child care assistance is administered in New York State.

January 13, 2010
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NYS Conference of Black Senators offer their support and prayers to the families and friends affected by this terrible natural disaster in Haiti

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).

January 13, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI LEGISLATION BANNING CADMIUM IN CHILDREN’S JEWELRY RECEIVING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM

Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) today discussed legislation he introduced that would ban cadmium in jewelry products intended for children.  The Senator met with reporters in his District Office in Fairport this afternoon.

January 13, 2010
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Sen. Foley Introduces Legislation to Combat Growing Drug Addiction Crisis on Long Island

Denise's Law will help parents keep minors in detox treatment, requires healthcare coverage for detox treatment

January 6, 2010
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Book and Blanket program Launches

January 1, 2010

Book and Blanket program tries to get students wrapped up in reading Nestor RamosStaff writer

January 4, 2010
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Senator Thompson To Hold Holiday Toy Give-Away

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 23, 2009Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

December 23, 2009
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Senator Robach kicks off Books and Blankets Campaign

On Tuesday, December 15, Senator Robach and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks kicked off the 4,000 Book and Blankets Campaign give-away. Students in Pre-K through 2nd grade at School 36 received a children's book and a blanket.

December 23, 2009
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SENATOR PARKER HELPS MAKE CHRISTMAS A HAPPY HOLIDAY FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

December 22, 2009
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Senator Alesi Protecting Child Safety

For several years now, Senator Alesi has sponsored numerous bills that tackle the issue of removing dangerous toxins from toys, novelty products, costume jewelry, candy, and drinking water.             Toxins such as chromated copper arsenate (CCA), lead, phthalates, and bisphenol-A (BPA) have been found in playgrounds and in many common products such as toys, pacifiers, and baby bottles.

December 21, 2009
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Senator Thompson To Hold Holiday Toy Give-Away In Niagara Falls, Tonawanda, and Buffalo

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will host his annual toy give-away for children in the 60th District.  The event will take place tomorrow, December 19, 2009 in Niagara Falls, Tuesday, December 22nd in Tonawanda and Wednesday, December 23rd in Buffalo. 

December 18, 2009
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Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile Justice Report

Attached is the Report of the Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile JusticeThe following individuals will be at the briefing:Gladys Carrión, Esq. - Commissioner, Office of Children and Family Services(OCFS)Jeremy Travis - President, John Jay College and Chairman of TaskforceMichael A. Corriero - Executive Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Co-Chair of Taskforce

File: 
Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile Justice Report

December 14, 2009
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Senator Savino Sponsors Back to School Blast

The “Back to School Blast” organized by Senator Diane Savino , featured  free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.

December 11, 2009
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Senator Thompson to hold his 2009 Toy Giveaway (click image to view details)

Senator Thompson will present his 2009 Toy Giveaway at the Walter J. Mahoney Building in Buffalo, New York on December 23, 2009.  Please click on the following link entitled 

Fabiola.pdf to view the details of the event

December 4, 2009
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Senator Savino Holds Turkey Giveaway

(Staten Island)—Thursday, November 19th, Senator Diane J.

November 25, 2009
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