(New York, NY) – Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the selection of his Minority and Women Owned Enterprise (MWBE) Team, including Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D – 31st District). The MWBE team is tasked with assessing and advising on ways to expand Minority and women owned business in New York State.
While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise. In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, today called on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.
Recently, I sent an open letter to President Obama expressing my concern over abortion restrictions to the high-risk insurance pools established through the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.
When the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPAHC) was passed, I felt that we, as a nation, were establishing the beginning of a caring, and needed, response to a serious abuse inherent to the health insurance delivery system. But, the recent announcement applicable to this Act by the Obama administration, prohibiting abortions excepting cases of rape, incest and life endangerment to the mother, carves out a legal medical procedure that has serious implications for a population that is already medically compromised.
Senator Bill Perkins joined Governor David Paterson at the Harlem State Office Building for the historic signing of legislation that will benefit Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and small businesses in New York State.
Invited guests will include Business Owners, Lawyers, Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Caterers, Child care Professionals, Contractors, Architects, Political Consultants, Cosmetologists, Business Consultants, Authors, Funeral Directors, Clergy, Accountants and many others.
All professional women are welcome for an evening of Networking and Socializing.
Majority Passes the 2010 Business Diversification Act; the New York State MWBE Asset Management and Financial Institution Strategy Act and Secures Budget Reform to Ensure MWBEs Get Fair Access to Capital for Expansion
"Today the New York State Legislature passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, making New York a leader again in worker protections. Domestic Workers, who have fought for years for dignity and respect in the workplace, are trailblazers and you will soon see states across the country follow suit," said Senator Diane J. Savino.
Seven female high school junior and senior students will win an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) annual conference and receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Applicants must write an essay addressing this year’s topic, “Freedom and Civic Virtues,” which calls upon students to describe how moral principles and the United States Bill of Rights shape the role of young adults in civic engagement.
NYS Senator Eric Adams supports S5808, Senate legislation known as the Reproductive Health Act. The bill establishes the fundamental rights to choose contraception and determine the course of a pregnancy, decriminalizing abortion by authorizing the procedure prior to viability.
(Albany, NY) Senator Diane J. Savino, joined her colleagues in Senate Majority in passing a legislative package which fundamentally restructures matrimonial law to improve the process and outcome of divorce for all New Yorkers, particularly women and children who are often the most vulnerable when marriages are dissolved.