Issues: Domestic Violence

Statement: Expulsion of Sen. Monserrate

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) released the following statement regarding the vote last night to expel Senator Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens):

“Last night the senate took historic action to remove Senator Monserrate from the chamber.  I have spoken about the need for this action since his conviction on misdemeanor assault charges related to an incident of domestic violence.  While it may seem drastic to some, Senator Monserrate’s expulsion was necessary because of the totality of his actions.

February 9, 2010
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Zero-Tolerance of Violence

      As a man who deeply loves and respects my wife of over 30 years and as a grandfather with ten grandchildren, I have worked hard to build a world free of violence, a world that respects women and protects our most vulnerable populations. I have fought hate crimes in my district, provided help to victims of violent crimes, sponsored last month's March for Peace Against Gun and Youth Violence, and proposed legislation to classify violence against women as hate crimes (S.2788).

February 8, 2010
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District Attorney pushes for tougher laws against domestic violence

By Judy L. Randall
February 04, 2010, 5:05PM

February 5, 2010
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February 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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SENATOR MONSERRATE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS

Special Committee Recommends Serious Sanctions – Including Expulsion – for Senator Monserrate.             Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), after serving as a member of the Special Committee on Ethics to review Senator Hiram Monserrate’s misconduct, believes the final report submitted by the Special committee imposes severe sanctions on Senator Monserrate.          

January 15, 2010
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Why I Sponsored a Resolution Expelling Sen. Monserrate

I wanted to share with you a recent column I wrote for the Huffington Post, a nationally read newsblog, explaining why I am pushing to expel Sen. Hiram Monserrate from the New York State Senate. You can read my post by visiting the Huffington Post website (www.huffingtonpost.com) or simply scrolling down.

January 10, 2010
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Men and Domestic Violence

Please contact Jené Toussaint at (212)828-5829 or jene.nys@gmail.com with any questions.

December 17, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Vigil held for domestic abuse victims

Mother pushes for Kari Ann Gorman Law
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - They are among the silent victims of domestic violence and on Thursday night, a local community gathered to remember them.

Silhouettes stand beside an empty dinner table.

At each place setting is the name of a woman.

They are murder victims of domestic violence.

December 10, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Says "It's Time To Talk"

On December 3, 2009 Americans nationwide will be participating in It's Time To Talk Day, a day dedicated to speaking about issues that are literally life and death ----domestic abuse and teen dating abuse.  Here’s an alarming statistic:  1 in 2 teens report that they have been personally victimized by controlling behaviors from a

December 3, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson and Members of Sanctuary for Families

Senator Hassell-Thompson and Members of Sanctuary for Families gather for the 2009 Abely Awards.

October 16, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 2009 AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Continuing his aggressive efforts to strengthen criminal justice and victim services and raise awareness of violence against women, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is helping to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 14, 2009
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Domestic Violence Workshop

DOMESTIC VIOLENCEFor Women, Men, Teenagers and Children

Invited Panelists:Safe HorizonQueens Child Advocacy CentersQueens Criminal and Supreme Court ProgramNew York City Family Justice Center (Queens Bureau)New York State Crime Victims Board

October 29, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Senator Huntley: Say’s look out for yourself and loved ones; help is out there.

October 9, 2009
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Senator Serrano Honored for Advocacy Against Domestic Violence

Today Senator Serrano was honored for his support of the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI), and for his commitment to combating sexual assault and domestic violence in underserved areas.

“It is vital that survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault have advocates  and counselors available to support them through a process that is often very painful,” said Senator Serrano.

October 1, 2009
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Senator Johnson Secures Grant For Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently paid a visit to the offices of the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (SCCADV) where he had the opportunity to meet with Executive Director Joanne Sanders and Staff Attorney Adam Small and discuss the legal services programs that the Coalition provides to victims of domestic violence. Senator Johnson was able to secure a state grant of $20,000 to support the coalition’s legal services programs.

October 24, 2007
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