Issues: Miscellaneous

Democratic State Senator, His District Threatened, Focuses on Party’s Future

The New York Times wrote a piece on Senator Gianaris and the Democrats' efforts to recapture the Senate majority.

Michael N. Gianaris, a Democratic state senator from Astoria, Queens, was in bed at 11:30 one night in January when a reporter called. Republicans were drafting new Senate districts to reflect the 2010 census, and word had leaked of what they had in store for Mr. Gianaris: his neighborhood would be appended to the district of a fellow Democratic senator.

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“One thing I’ve learned being in public service is that feathers must be ruffled if anything’s going to change,”

March 12, 2012
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Sen. O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of March 12, 2012

Many state government watchers agree that 2011 was a pivotal year in New York.  But with the new year underway, the challenges remain great and a heavy workload still faces the Legislature. Senator O'Mara will continue to offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues throughout 2012, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

March 12, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Americans have a special affection for people who “die with their boots on”. We think of them as folks who never give up, never give in, and keep fighting until the very end.

With the new Congressional district lines yet to be decided, there may be many individuals who will never even get the opportunity to even put their boots on.

March 12, 2012
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Recognizing African American Inventors For Black History Month

Senator Stewart-Cousins was a featured speaker at the New York Power Authority’s Black History Month Program in White Plains. In her remarks, the Senator discussed a new book named, “What Color is my Word?” written by basketball legend Kareem Abdul- Jabbar. The book details notable contributions of African American inventors on American culture and technology.

March 9, 2012
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Celebrating Dominican Independence Day

February 27th marked the 168th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s independence from Haiti, and Senator Stewart-Cousins celebrated the occasion at two events in Yonkers. First at a flag- raising and reception at City Hall where she presented a proclamation honoring the Dominican Community’s many contributions to the City of Yonkers, and later at the Dominican Independence Day Celebration at the Yonkers Riverfront Library.

March 9, 2012
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Women Working It Workshop 2012

A workshop, sponsored and moderated by Senator Stewart-Cousins, offered inspiration to more than 100 women in attendance. Entitled “Women Working It,” the event took place during the Forty First annual Legislative Caucus Weekend hosted by the NYS Association of Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislators, Inc. The message of the workshop was “Empowering Women, Changing the World,” and it featured a panel of strong and successful women sharing their experiences and encouraging those in attendance to reach for their goals and make a difference.

March 9, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TACKLES SEX OFFENDER LOOPHOLE, DEMANDS STATE INVESTIGATION

 

URGES STATE MANDATED CONFINEMENT FOR SEX OFFENDERSAND ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO KEEP SEX OFFENDERSAWAY FROM DAYCARE CENTERS

March 9, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 11th, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, a warning for seniors in our community, upcoming events around the area, and congratulating our student-athletes for a successful winter season.

March 9, 2012
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