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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Honors Rockaway Resident As Person Of The Month

Denean Ferguson is a twenty-year resident of Far Rockaway.(New York, NY)-  Senate President Malcolm A. Smith honored Far Rockaway resident, Denean Ferguson as his first ‘Person of the Month’ for 2010.

January 19, 2010
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State Senator Rubén Díaz to Senators Smith and Sampson:

January 19, 2010For Immediate ReleaseContact: Senator Rubén Díaz 718-496-4793

State Senator Rubén Díaz to Senators Smith and Sampson:“Let Governor Paterson’s Race to the Top LegislationCome to the Floor for a Vote”

January 19, 2010  State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz today called on Senate President Malcolm Smith and Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson to allow Governor David Paterson’s “Race to the Top” bill to come to the Senate floor for a vote.

January 19, 2010
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Haiti Relief Marathon with Senator Ruben Diaz Sr & Bronx Community Leaders

New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, the Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus which he chairs, along with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., sponsored a five hour Haiti Relief Marathon in the Bronx.  New York City residents filled two forty foot containers with food, water, clothing and household goods.  The

January 19, 2010
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Haiti Relief Marathon with Senator Ruben Diaz Sr & Bronx Community Leaders

New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, the Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus which he chairs, along with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., sponsored a five hour Haiti Relief Marathon in the Bronx.  New York City residents filled two forty foot containers with food, water, clothing and household goods.  The

January 19, 2010
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UPDATE ON HAITI

Leadership of US Efforts:   Former President Clinton, the UN Special Envoy for Haiti, traveled to Haiti on Monday, January 18th to meet with Haitians and deliver emergency relief.

January 18, 2010
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Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce (CACCI) - Update on Haiti Disaster Relief Efforts

CACCI continues to garner support from elected officials and partnersfor its appeal for emergency assistance for Haiti The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) in New York and its board of directors are working in partnership with elected officials, corporate partners in academic, medical, civic and religious institutions, and with many Haitian American and other Caribbean American organizations in the Caribbean Community to help to facilitate disaster relief for the people of Haiti after the devastation, deaths and destruction which occurred Tuesday, January 13th in Haiti.

January 18, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Samspon On Martin Luther King Day

Today we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest Americans who ever lived.  Dr. King’s vision of a more just society, and his tireless work to realize that vision through a multiracial, nonviolent movement, transformed America and made it a better nation for everyone. 

January 18, 2010
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MLK Day Statement From Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith

Today we celebrate the life of one of the greatest civil-rights leaders our society has ever known: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Dr. King was a leader of one of the most transformational movements for civil rights our nation has experienced. His peaceful demonstrations changed the world, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which led to the end of all racial segregation on Montgomery Public Buses.He was courageous, even in the face of danger.

January 18, 2010
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January 18, 2010
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Click here for a list of groups assisting with the relief efforts in Haiti and to see what the NYS Senate is doing to help!

NEW YORK STATE SENATE MAJORITY CONFERENCE OFFICE            250 Broadway, Suite 2034               T: 212-298-5595New York, NY 10007               F: 212-298-5686

NYS Senate Assistance with Haitian Relief Efforts

January 17, 2010
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January 18, 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Senator Thompson Calls On Community To Unite In Haiti Relief Efforts

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 15, 2010Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

January 15, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Appears on TV 10/55 Focus With Richard Rose

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently appeared as a guest on “TV 10/55 Focus,” a weekly half-hour news program that examines the issues important to Long Island residents. 

January 15, 2010
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Senator Stewart-Couisins: Progress But More to Do

Talking without notes as she moved along the front of the stage, Senator Stewart-Cousins compared human rights today with where it stood when she was young. She said that in the 1960s it was impossible for an African-American to become a delegate to either the Republican or Democratic convention. “Today, we have a president who is an African-American. How quickly things can change when minds change.”

January 15, 2010
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Listed Below are Several Ways to Help the Victims of the Tragedy in Haiti

For Donations:• American Red Cross International

Donation Phone #: (800) HELP-NOW     Website: http://redcross.org 

January 15, 2010
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Senate And Assembly Unveil Sweeping Ethics And Election Law Reform Legislation

Measure includes stricter campaign finance rules and greater penalties for violations, increased disclosure of outside income for legislators, enhancements to the lobby law, strengthened legislative and executive oversight

January 15, 2010
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DEALING WITH THE TRAGEDY IN HAITI

Dear Neighbor:As you may know, on Tuesday, January 12th, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince. The death and devastation are unimaginable, and the people of Haiti will need the assistance of people all over the world, including Americans, to recover from this tragedy.

January 15, 2010
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