Issues: Women

June 3, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Senator LaValle Names Southampton’s Nicole Behrens a Woman of Distinction From First Senatorial District, Statewide Capitol Fete May 24.

“Nicole Behrens,  survived 10 years of violence against her by her own husband, in her own home and – with tremendous courage –  rose above that experience and lifted her daughter with her  to not only escape the life of violence and devastation, but to then give back tremendously and consistently to the community.”

excerpt from nominating letter to NY State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle

May 2, 2011
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Statement from Senator Gianaris on the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro was a true pioneer for our nation, for our state and for my neighborhood. First as western Queens' representative in Washington and then as a national icon, her courage paved the way for so many of today’s leaders.

Geraldine Ferraro dedicated her life to serving her community. Her life reflected the hard work and family values that define Queens, and her belief in herself and the ability of women to contribute to society at the highest levels served as the best kind of example for younger generations.

March 29, 2011
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3/29/2011: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Day

Center picture Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. (Bronx) and Senator Shirley L. Huntley (Queens)

During our Delta Day in the State Capital, we will host an array of distinguished speakers. Additionally, one of the most exciting parts of the day will be when members visit the offices of our respective representatives in the New York State Assembly and Senate. These visits are to be scheduled on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

March 28, 2011
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STATE SENATE CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Senator Fuschillo Announces Induction of Three Women into Historic Women of Distinction Exhibit

March 22, 2011
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Reproductive Health Matters

Representatives of Planned Parenthood of New York City and the NYC Civil Liberties Union thank Senator Montgomery for affirming her support for the preservation of state and federal funding that enables their organization to deliver quality primary and preventive health care.  

March 22, 2011
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KLEIN PAYS TRIBUTE TO CITY ISLAND BY HOSTING ITS ANNUAL "WOMEN'S HERSTORY MONTH" CELEBRATION

On Sunday March 13, 2011, Senator Klein paid tribute to City Island by hosting its Annual "Women's Herstory Month" Celebration and commemorating "The Anne Hutchinson Year," in honor of this Bronx/American historic figure in recognition of her 420th Birthday Anniversary (1591-1643).

March 14, 2011
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Senate unveils annual Women's History Month exhibit, includes tribute to Eileen Collins

Albany, N.Y., March 14—As part of its annual March recognition of Women’s History Month, the New York State Senate is unveiling an exhibit today in the Legislative Office Building in Albany honoring “Women of Distinction” throughout New York’s history in the arts, science, government, military, labor, education, and social reform.

State Senator Tom O’Mara said that the Senate exhibit features a tribute to the career and life of astronaut and Elmira native Eileen M. Collins.  The Senate first included Collins in its historical exhibit in 2007.

VIEW ENTIRE EXHIBIT [Note: Commander Collins is included in the exhibit's "Science & Technology" section, page 64]

March 14, 2011
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International Women’s Day

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Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) today, honored the women of New York whose historic leadership and fight for equal rights and rights of women workers we commemorate each year on International Day of the Women, March 8, and Women’s History Month.

The International Day of the Woman and Women’s History Month serve as an opportunity to remember the struggle of New York City women garment workers in the early 1900s and their fight for basic rights such as the right to vote and the right to workplace safety standards as well as a living wage and shorter work days.

March 8, 2011
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100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

On March 8, 2011 the New York State Senate unanimously adopted a resolution, introduced by Senator Bill Perkins,  that honors and recognizes International Women's Day.

March 8, 2011
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Senator Rivera Honors International Day of the Woman and Women’s History Month

New York, NY - Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) today, honored the women of New York whose historic leadership and fight for equal rights and rights of women workers we commemorate each year on International Day of the Women and Women’s History Month. The International Day of the Woman and Women’s History Month serve as an opportunity to remember the struggle of New York City women garment workers in the early 1900s and their fight for basic rights such as the right to vote and the right to workplace safety standards as well as a living wage and shorter work days.

March 8, 2011
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