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Senator Carlucci Hosted Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

On Saturday May 21 Senator David Carlucci hosted the Orange and Rockland County Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, to pay tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions or their communities at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern.

“Each of our honorees were chosen because they possess special spirit and compassion, going above and beyond what is expected of them,”  Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) said. “I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude with this award ceremony to thank them for everything they do for our community.  It is people like them who make our community such a great place to live, and set an example that we all strive to live up to.”

May 23, 2011
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Senator Rivera Hosts Third Town Hall of the Month at Twin Parks Apartments

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) hosted his third town hall meeting of the month at Twin Parks Apartments on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. He was joined by staff from Assembly Member Stevenson’s office and Council Member Joel Rivera’s office as well as over 30 building residents and community members.

“I am excited to continue holding town hall meetings throughout the 33rd Senate District,” said Senator Rivera. “I want to make sure that if anyone has any concerns or problems they need addressed, that they know how to get in touch with me and my staff. That also means going out to where folks live to talk to them when they are free: after work and on the weekends.”

May 23, 2011
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Albany Demonstration in Favor of Traditional Marriage

May 23, 2011

For Immediate Release

Albany Demonstration in Favor of Traditional Marriage

State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz is calling on all clergy and religious leaders to participate in the rally to support traditional marriage organized by the New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation.

“It is important to support Rev. Jason McGuire in this rally, which will take place this Tuesday, May 24, 2011, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in West Capitol Park, Albany NY, (at South Swan St. and State St.),” urged Senator Díaz.

May 23, 2011
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Demostración en Albany a Favor del Matrimonio Tradicional

22 de Mayo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

Demostración en Albany a Favor del Matrimonio Tradicional

 

El Senador Estatal Rev. Rubén Díaz pide a todos los ministros, pastores de iglesias, y líderes religiosos a participar en la demostración a favor del matrimonio tradicional organizada por New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation.

“Es importante apoyar el Rev. Jason McGuire en esta demostración que se llevara acabo este Martes, 24 de Mayo de 2011 a las 11:00 am en el West Capitol Park en Albany, NY (entre las calles South Swan y State),” instó el Senador Díaz.

May 23, 2011
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RICHMOND IS A “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

Children’s Home Director to be Honored at Capitol Ceremony Tuesday

State Senator Patty Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton) today announced that Karen Y. Richmond, executive director of the Children’s Home of Jefferson County, has been named a “Woman of Distinction” by the State Senate for 2011.

Mrs. Richmond will be recognized in a special ceremony in the Senate Chamber, and a reception for family and friends later, at the State Capitol on Tuesday, where she will be joined by other nominees from across New York State in the annual Senate rite.

“For more than 25 years, Karen Richmond has devoted her life to serving and protecting children, and strengthening families, in Jefferson County and St. Lawrence Counties,” Senator Ritchie said.

May 23, 2011
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El Senador Rubén Díaz Rededica Su Vida

22 de Mayo de 2011

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El Senador Rubén Díaz Rededica Su Vida

Lo que usted debe saber por el Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz:

“Al igual que muchos que se enteraron de la predicción de que el Día del Juicio Final vendría sobre nosotros este pasado Sabado por la tarde, yo usé la ocasión para reflexionar sobre mi vida. Esta predicción nos hizo reflexionar sobre el juicio final que todos los seres vivientes, un día tendremos que enfrentar.

 

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Senator Farley Meets With Johnstown Firefighters


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting City of Johnstown firefighters on May 17th in Albany. Rich Danelorich, Larry O'Regan and Eric Brown spoke with Senator Farley about legislative issues that concern professional firefighters.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz: Rededicated

May 22, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz: Rededicated

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement:

“Like many who heard about the prediction that a Biblical rapture world come upon us yesterday, I used the occasion to reflect upon my life. The rapture prediction put many of us in mind of our final judgment.

 

Since no rapture took place and we are here continuing with our lives, I take from this a rededication to devoting myself to protect the institutions of the family which include marriage between a man and a woman, and to promote respect for all human life.

May 23, 2011
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Community Connection - May 22, 2011

Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending May 22nd, 2011

In this week's issue:

The New York State Senate passes Brittany's Law
Events taking place around the district this week
Erie Harbor Wall Raising Ceremony

 

As always, to download a full-screen version, click on the link below.

May 20, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM ABUSE - Bills Propose Stronger Orders of Protection & Penalties For Sexual Assault of Children

The New York State Senate recently passed a legislative package that would strengthen penalties and provide additional protections for children and families who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse. The proposals build upon the Senate’s commitment to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, preventing abuse from continuing, and ensuring appropriate penalties for criminals who prey upon the state’s most vulnerable populations.

 

May 20, 2011
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On May 21st Honor Our Troops and Veterans for Armed Forces Day

(Albany, NY) On the third Saturday of May each year the nation honors our bravest citizens, and Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is encouraging all New Yorkers to take a moment to give their appreciation and support to our troops, and the families that support them.

“The men and women of the military dedicate their lives to protecting our freedoms and way of life – it is our duty to give our support and appreciation,” Senator Breslin said. “Armed Forces Day provides us with the perfect opportunity to say thank you for all that they do.”

May 20, 2011
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Tax Cap Now!

The Long Island state senate delegation gathered in Bayport Thursday afternoon to pressure their Democrat colleagues in the state Assembly to approve legislation that would cap property tax increases at two percent.During a press conference at the home of Richard and Joanne Curley, the Senators said the property tax cap would help ease the burden on homeowners across Long Island.Senate officials said the Curley's home was selected because it is representative of the tax burden facing homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk counties. According to Joanne Curley, the property taxes on her family's home have risen from slightly more than $6,000 eight years ago to more than $11,000 today.

May 19, 2011
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