Issues: Women

Creative Power of Women

On Friday, March 26, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins hosted the Creative Power of Women event at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

(appearing from top left to top right) Senator Perkins, Wilhelmina Grant, Nellie Tanco, Anntoinette S. Njoya Angrum, Dindga McCannon, Isseu Diouf,

(appearing from bottom left to bottom right) Jacqueline Jeffries, Mino Lora, Grace Jones, Judith Escalona,

March 30, 2010
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Who Do You Consider Women of Distinction?

In honor of Women's History Month, I was talking in Albany with our group of  female senators about the important women in each of our lives and how the pioneering women who went before us years ago made it possible for us to hold office.

March 17, 2010
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March 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Thompson To Host 4th Annual Wwomen's History Month Awards Ceremony

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 16, 2010                            Contact:  Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

March 16, 2010
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Sen. Foley Acts to Protect Domestic Violence Victims and Preserve their Right to Vote

The New York State Senate passed an important bill sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) that allows victims of domestic violence to have their addresses sealed. Sen. Foley’s bill (S. 5945) addresses a flaw in the election law that mandates boards of elections to disclose a voter’s address to anyone requesting that information.

March 2, 2010
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The "Just About Me" Program Kick Off Event

 

(Yonkers- NY) On Thursday, February 18th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, in partnership with the Municipal Housing Authority of Yonkers, held a kick off event for “Just About Me” (J.A.M.), a program created to address the unique issues facing young women in the municipal housing community.

 

February 22, 2010
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Zero-Tolerance of Violence

      As a man who deeply loves and respects my wife of over 30 years and as a grandfather with ten grandchildren, I have worked hard to build a world free of violence, a world that respects women and protects our most vulnerable populations. I have fought hate crimes in my district, provided help to victims of violent crimes, sponsored last month's March for Peace Against Gun and Youth Violence, and proposed legislation to classify violence against women as hate crimes (S.2788).

February 8, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Says "Count Me In" to Census 2010 Efforts

 

The Senator provides key assistance to ensure maximum funding for Westchester communities

Recognizing the importance of an accurate and complete count of all residents residing in Westchester County, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is actively assisting local communities in her Senate district in their 2010 census outreach efforts.  

February 5, 2010
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SENATOR MONSERRATE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS

Special Committee Recommends Serious Sanctions – Including Expulsion – for Senator Monserrate.             Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), after serving as a member of the Special Committee on Ethics to review Senator Hiram Monserrate’s misconduct, believes the final report submitted by the Special committee imposes severe sanctions on Senator Monserrate.          

January 15, 2010
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Eileen Kavanaugh, 2009 Woman Of Distinction

Senator Owen H. Johnson honors Eileen Kavanaugh, Director of the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library as his 2009 Woman of Distinction. 

January 12, 2010
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Barbara Poldino, 2009 Woman of Distinction

Over 100 friends joined at the Rainbow Senior Citizen Center for the 2009 Woman of Distinction Award presentation to Barbara Poldino.  The New York State Senate's 'Woman of Distinction' program provides a special opportunity to honor women for their achievements and to thank them for the special pride they bring to our communities. 

January 12, 2010
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Senator Savino sponsors free screenings and funding for women's health

(Brooklyn) – On Thursday October 22, women in Brooklyn received free mammograms from an event sponsored by Senator Diane J. Savino in conjunction with the American-Italian cancer foundation.  In addition, Senator Savino also announced that she had secured capital funding for future digital technology for the foundation.

November 2, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer moderating a panel discussion of successful businesswomen and entrepreneurs, including Ellen Parlapiano, Therese Ferretti, and Leslie Allicks

 

SENATOR OPPENHEIMER AND WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOST SMALL BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) hosted a successful Small Business and Economic Development Forum on Thursday, October 22nd at the White Plains Public Library.

October 28, 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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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Senator Oppenheimer is Living Proof that Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminds New Yorkers that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and marks this occasion by urging all women to schedule their annual mammogram.

Medical professionals recommend that women receive a clinical breast exam beginning at age 20 and thereafter a minimum of once every three years until the age of 40. Women over 40 should undergo clinical breast exams every year.

October 1, 2009
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Senator Dilan Urges Women to Schedule Mammograms during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is partnering with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program to remind women about the importance of early detection.

September 25, 2009
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3/11/2009: Women's History Month

Senator Huntley speaks about Women History Month

March 10, 2009
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