Issues: Families

Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail the Passage of Legislation to end Barbaric Practice of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009) Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290-A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor.  The “Anti-Shackling Bill” is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Nick Perry  (D-Brooklyn). 

May 20, 2009
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SENATOR ALESI SUPPORT STUDENT LITERACY AND LEARNING WITH SUMMER READING PROGRAM

ALBANY, NY – Senator Alesi wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer with the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program, “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

May 20, 2009
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5/20/2009 Senator Montgomery News Conference “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290- A/A.3373-A)

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009): Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290- A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor. The announcement was made at the State Capitol in Albany, New York.  

May 19, 2009
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Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail end of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009): Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290- A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor. The announcement was made at the State Capitol in Albany, New York.  The “Anti-Shackling Bill” is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Nick Perry  (D-Brooklyn).  Their bill prohibits state and local correctional authorities from using restraints on a pregnant female inmate who is being transported for childbirth, during labor and delivery, and in post-natal recovery.

May 19, 2009
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Join In The Dutch And African Celebration Of Pinkster At The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum!

 

COME CELEBRATE BROOKLYN'S HISTORY!

Enjoy the music of Dion Parson’s 21st century band, listen to the tales of Brooklyn’s past by the Brooklyn storytellers, explore the history of the Dutch and African-Americans in New York City and rediscover the oldest house in New York City, the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum!

May 18, 2009
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SENATOR MAZIARZ HOSTED CHILD SAFETY DAY

            Senator George Maziarz hosted a free Child Safety Day on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his district office, located at 2578 Niagara Falls Boulevard (the “Boulder Commons” plaza) in the Town of Wheatfield.  The event ran from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

May 18, 2009
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Sen. Foley Greets Sayville Middle School Students During "Internet Smarts" Program

Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) addressed over 260 students at Sayville Middle School during an “Internet Smarts” student assembly where 6th graders learned the importance of safe internet use. Cyberbullying and Social Networking were the focus of the day as students learned how to use the internet for education and enjoyment without putting themselves at risk.

May 14, 2009
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Sen. Foley "Certifies" Sayville Middle School Student During "Internet Smarts" Program

Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) addressed over 260 students at Sayville Middle School during an “Internet Smarts” student assembly where 6th graders learned the importance of safe internet use. Cyberbullying and Social Networking were the focus of the day as students learned how to use the internet for education and enjoyment without putting themselves at risk.

May 14, 2009
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Senator Thompson Sponsors Memorial Weekend Carnival

Niagara Falls, NY- NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), will sponsor a Memorial Weekend Carnival at the John Duke Senior Center parking lot May 21 – 25,  2009.

“The carnival is an enjoyable family oriented event and I encourage parents to participate with your children,” stated Senator Thompson.  “There will be officers and security guards on duty the entire time and any unacceptable behavior during the carnival will not be tolerated.”

May 13, 2009
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Senator Thompson Teams Up With The H.E.A.R.T. Foundation And LaTonya Blige

Buffalo, NY – NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), will co-sponsor a Teen Summit along with The HEART (Helping Empower At-Risk Teens) Foundation and LaTonya Blige on Saturday, May 9th .

LaTonya Blige, sister of award winning R&B singer Mary J. Blige, will speak at The HEART Foundation’s Teen Summit to deliver a message of Help, Hope and Healing.  She will speak on peer pressure, drugs and on being a teenager during these difficult times. 

May 8, 2009
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Senator Savino Supports Fair Pay for Women

The Chief LeaderMay 8, 2009State Senator Diane Savino joined with state Commissioner of Labor M. Patricia Smith last week to advocate for the passage of the New York State Fair Pay Act, which would allow the Labor Department to review cases of pay disparity for women who work in state government.

May 7, 2009
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May 21, 12:00 AM - May 25, 12:00 AM
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May 9, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Sports and Fitness Expo to Help Battle Childhood Obesity

Join NYS Senator Adams and Team Adams for a sports and fitness expo.

Enjoy sports clinics in basketball, archery, jumprope, tennis, fencing, golf, hulahoop, track and field, baseball, wrestling, volleyball, football and more! (last clinic starts at 3pm!)

Professional instructors, health screenings, nutrition/weightloss counseling, gift bags, prizes and live entertainment.

Learn more here, at bodysculpt.org.  Or call 718 346 5852.

June 13, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Budget Bill Texts 2009-10: Education, Labor and Family

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    - Budget Bill Text for Education, Labor and Family

    - Article VII Text for Education, Labor and Family

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2009-10 Budget Text for Education, Labor and Families

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2009-10 Article VII Text for Education, Labor, and Families

May 1, 2009
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SAVINO DEMANDS FAIR PAY FOR WOMEN

Joins advocates in rally for passage of NYS Fair Pay ActLegislation will make discrimination based on gender illegal

April 27, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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