Issues: Families

Senator Savino Secures Funds to Send Local Youth Football Champs to National Championships

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Senator Savino Secures Funds to Send Local Youth Football Champs to National Championships

Community joins in effort to support the Staten Island Hurricanes

December 3, 2009
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Senator Savino Gives Impassioned Speech In Favor of Marriage Equality For New York

(Albany)-Wednesday, December 2, in a speech to legislators, Senator Diane Savino expressed her views on the significance of voting in favor of marriage equality for the state of New York.  "I hope that we are going to make that history here today. I hope that we are going to take that step forward to continue the promise of Thomas Jefferson” said Senator Savino “We have nothing to fear from love and commitment."Please click on the link for the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCFFxidhcy0&feature=player_embedded

December 2, 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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SENATOR PARKER’S ANNUAL FREE TURKEY GIVEAWAY IN BROOKLYN ‘MORE SUCCULENT THAN EVER’!

Senator Kevin Parker will usher in the 2009 holiday season by distributing free, individually wrapped turkeys on Thursday, November 20, 2009, to local houses of worship, community based organizations and senior centers.  In an effort to assist the neediest in our community, Sen.

November 20, 2009
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Leandra's Law signed into law

Governor Paterson signs the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, making penalties on drunk driving with child passengers the toughest in the nation. Sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) in the Senate, Leandra’s Law, makes it a first-time felony offense for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both while transporting passengers age 15 and under. The measure also requires the use of mandatory ignition interlock systems if convicted.

November 20, 2009
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November 19, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Sen. Foley, Supervisor Nolan Announce Winning Design for Brentwood Spray Park, as Chosen by Local Students

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan announced the winning design for a spray park to be built in Brentwood, as chosen by students in the Brentwood School District.

November 12, 2009
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Senator Stachowski Attends Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center Grand Opening

Senator Stachowski Attends Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center Grand Opening (Williamsville, NY)  NYS Senator William Stachowski (D, 58th District) joined with the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center (BHSC), celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Williamsville Office at 5225 Sheridan Drive. The new center was made possible in part through a legislative grant secured by Senator Stachowski.

November 5, 2009
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KIDS & FAMILIES STILL CAN’T WAIT

Senate Issues Groundbreaking Report on NY Family Court System

(Albany, NY) New York’s Family Court system is reaching a state of crisis, the State Senate Judiciary Committee finds in Kids & Families Still Can’t Wait: The Urgent Case for New Family Court Judgeships.

November 4, 2009
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Time to Unseal Birth Records--New York Report

By Lorraine Dusky Bloger for Birth Mother, First Mother Forum

Velmanette Montgomery, chairwoman of the Children and Families Committee. The Assembly sponsor, Assemblyman David Koon Rochester, continues the fight in that house. Birth parents who had no rights and no options presented to them signed ...

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November 4, 2009
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Halloween Bash

Join us on October 30, 2009 for a spooktacular Halloween celebration at the Cromwell Recreation Center.  Free cady bags, a costume contest and a haunted house are provided for children.  Also, for parents  information on Free or Affordable Health care for children & adults.  Please refer to the attached pdf file for more information.

October 30, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Sen. Foley Participates at the Reopening of the Clayton Avenue (Central Islip) Recreation Center

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point), Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and members of the Islip Town Board commemorate the reopening of the Recreation Center on Clayton Avenue in Central Islip.

October 19, 2009
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Senator Montgomery Calls On Governor To Maintain Funding For School-Based Health Centers

October 1, 2009

The Honorable David A. PatersonGovernor of New York StateExecutive Chamber, State CapitolAlbany, New York 12224

Dear Governor Paterson:

Thank you for your extraordinary support of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs).   We are writing to ask you to exempt SBHCs from any further State Budget cuts this year and in the 2010-11 State Budget. As you know, School-Based Health Centers had their base funding reduced by over $1.5 million in the last budget cycle. We understand that further cuts are necessary due to the current State deficit.  But during these difficult financial times, underserved children and their families need more services, not less.

October 6, 2009
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Car Seat Safety Check in Batavia

Saturday, October 3, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer holds a Car Seat Safety Check in Batavia.

October 2, 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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Support Senator Montgomery's "Incarcerated Parents" Bill

Legislation that Expands the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) -- S.3438/A.5462

What Does This Bill Do?

~ It amends New York’s child welfare law to reflect the special circumstances of criminal justice involvedfamilies.

~ It grants foster care agencies discretion to delay filing termination of parental rights papers when a parent’s incarceration or participation in a residential drug treatment program is a significant factor in why the child has been in foster care for 15 of the last 22 months.

September 30, 2009
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Sen. Foley & Community Leaders Celebrate Grand Opening of Brentwood State Park

Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by community leaders and fellow elected officials at the Brentwood State Park’s official opening ceremony

September 28, 2009
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