Issues: Women

Senator Parker Helps to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-Brooklyn)

March 16, 2015
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Action to Combat Human Trafficking -- A Big Step Forward for Women’s Equality

My colleagues and I in the New York State Senate kicked off the 2015 Session by approving our Women's Equality Agenda -- a vitally important series of bills designed to ensure greater equality and opportunities for women throughout our state.

March 16, 2015
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Tracey Brooks, President and CEO of Family Planning Advocates of New York

Senator's Parker's Legislative Report with Tracey Brooks, President and CEO of the Family Planning Advocates of New York 

March 13, 2015
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New York State Senate honors the achievements of American women

 

The New York State Senate honors the achievements of American women.

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Resolution J763-2015Governor proclaims March, 2015, as Women's History Month in the State of New York

Women of Distinction 2015The New York State Senate developed the Historic Women of Distinction exhibit where every March, we celebrate famous women in several disciplines whose contributions have earned them recognition as New York’s Historic Women of Distinction. 

Women's History MonthSite Hosted by The Library of Congress

March 4, 2015
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Senator Sanders Presents A Free "Women in Power" Workshop

State Senator James Sanders Jr. will present a free "Women in Power" workshop on Saturday, March 14, as part of Women's History Month.  It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 122-05 Smith Street in Jamaica.

March 3, 2015
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RITCHIE: DO YOU KNOW A “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION?”

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Special Senate Program 

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State Senator Patty Ritchie is now accepting nominations for the New York State Senate’s “Women of Distinction” program; a special initiative aimed at honoring women’s history in the Empire State by recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding leaders from the present.

“From doctors and teachers to people who volunteer countless hours in the name of bettering their community, over the past several years I’ve had the honor of recognizing dozens of women from across our region who are going above and beyond to make a difference,” said Senator Ritchie. “This year, I’m truly looking forward to honoring a new group of local women through this special program.”

February 27, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Dems Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Honors Civil Rights Pioneer & Centenarian Dr. Olivia Hooker of Greenburgh During Black History Month

(Albany - February 24th) In honor of Dr. Olivia Hooker’s 100th Birthday which falls during Black History Month, Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins introduced a Senate Resolution and nominated Dr. Hooker for a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators. The award and a copy of the Resolution were presented to Dr. Hooker during an event in her honor held by the Yonkers Human Rights Commission at the Hudson River Museum on February 21st.

February 24, 2015
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"She's Beautiful When She's Angry" Documentary Screening

(Irvington - January 29th) Senator Stewart-Cousins attended the screening of the documentary film "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" on January 29th. Directed by Mary Dore who discussed the lengthy project that chronicles the start of the women's movement in this country, the documentary interviews 38 female pioneers in the fight for gender equality including Muriel Fox, who co-founded the National Organization for Women and is a Westchester resident. As the saying goes, "We've come a long way, baby, yet the fight for reproductive health rights and equal pay continues today, including here in New York."

January 29, 2015
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Senator Young Discusses the Women's Equality Agenda, the Upcoming Budget Process and Shares the Story Of A Local Vet

On the latest edition of "Your Voice," Senator Young discusses the importance of the Women's Equality Agenda, the first package of legislation taken up in the 2015 Session by the Senate. The package passed with unanimous bipartisan support and included eight key components aimed at protecting, promoting and empowering the women of New York State. Among the provisions that passed the Senate was a bill sponsored by Senator Young to protect victims of domestic violence.

 

January 28, 2015
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Senator Jeff Klein's Session Remarks on Senate Bill S.0851

Senator Klein’s legislation (S.851-2015) prohibits level two and level three sex offenders from being housed in family shelters and requires by law that they be placed in adult-only shelters or shelters without children. 

January 27, 2015
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Family Planning Advocates Rally

(Albany - January 26th) Minority Leader Stewart-Cousins has dedicated her career to promote the health of women and their families and to secure access to confidential, quality reproductive health care for all New Yorkers. Senator Stewart-Cousins spoke at a news conference in support of Family Planning Advocates who continue to fight to ensure that women’s health, safety and equality be protected by state law.

January 26, 2015
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STATE SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL BANNING SEX OFFENDERS FROM FAMILY HOMELESS SHELTERS

Legislation Prevents Level Two & Three Sex Offenders From Residing in Shelters With Families and Children 

ALBANY, NY – Independent Democratic Conference Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)today announced that the State Senate overwhelmingly passed (52-0) legislation he sponsors that prohibits level two and level three sex offenders from living in temporary emergency housing and homeless shelters used to house families with children.

January 26, 2015
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Murphy passes women's equality agenda

ALBANY, NY - On the first day of legislative session with bills on the calendar, Senator Terrence P. Murphy cosponsored and then voted to pass the much heralded women's equality agenda. The eight separate bills would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination, and passed unanimously.

"Every day I tell my daughter about the American Dream and the idea that if you work hard you can get ahead," Murphy said. "Finally, Albany has moved to protect her American Dream and support all women in the workforce by ensuring they are equally compensated for their hard work. I've proudly cosponsored these measures that will give everyone an opportunity to succeed."

January 16, 2015
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Join My Women’s Equality Now! Campaign

Please join our Women’s Equality Now! campaign to help get the State Assembly to pass this landmark package of bills without delay.

Let’s tell the Assembly leadership that women throughout our State have waited long enough!

January 16, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES ENACTMENT OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY PACKAGE

Senator Mike Nozzolio announced that the New York State Senate, in its first legislative act of 2015,  has enacted a long overdue comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that will enhance the rights of women across New York and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. 

January 13, 2015
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Join My Women’s Equality Now! Campaign

Please join our Women’s Equality Now! campaign to help get the State Assembly to pass this landmark package of bills without delay. Let’s tell the Assembly leadership that women throughout our State have waited long enough!

January 13, 2015
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Senator Venditto Votes to Approve Women’s Equality Package

Albany, NY- Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa), this week as part of his first votes as a State Senator in Albany, voted to approve a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda to enhance the rights of women and protect New Yorkers who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. These historic women’s measures are a top priority and were passed unanimously on the first day the Senate began voting on legislation this session.

January 13, 2015
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