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Support the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Efforts

As you may know, on January 12 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. 

A number of aid efforts are now underway for those who wish to provide help and support.  In order to ensure the prompt delivery of needed relief, I encourage local residents to consider contacting the American Red Cross, which is helping to lead the efrort to meet immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter and medical services.  To make a donation on-line, please visit their website at american.redcross.org. 

For those who wish to donate by text message, simply text: "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.  The donation will appear on your cell phone bill.

New Yorkers have a long and proud tradition of providing aid and relief to those in need, and communities across our state are now pulling together to lend a helping hand during this time of great need.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti in the wake of this devastating tragedy.

Sincerely,

Owen H. Johnson

January 15, 2010
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Continuing The Legacy With John L. Sampson

Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson talks about service and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2010
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North Country representatives want APA curbed

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer

SARANAC LAKE - The Tri-Lakes area's three representatives in Albany said they think the state Adirondack Park Agency has strayed much too far from its original role, but they stopped short of calling for its abolition.

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January 15, 2010
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New Yorkers for Haiti

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer,The Haitian Roundtable, National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations(NECO) and Fernando MateoHonorary Co-Hosts:Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke,  Congressman Eliot Engel, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Congressman Michael E. McMahon, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, Congressman Edolphus TownsCo-Hosts:

January 15, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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How to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti

A $10 donation to the American Red Cross, can be made by texting "HAITI" to "90999"(the charge will be added on to your cell phone bill). You can also visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

A $10 donation can be made to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund by texting “QUAKE” to 20222 (the charge will be added on to your cell phone bill) or by visiting www.clintonbushhaitifund.org.

Partners in Health has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 Years. They urgently need your support. Donate to PIH at www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti

Concern World Wide is working in St. Martin and Martissant with water distrobution, clean-up, soap distrobution, temporary latriens and shelter for 25,000 people. Consider donating to their efforts at Haiti Earthquate Appeal.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has set up a Haiti Earthquake Emergency Fund. Donate today and subscribe to updates via text message. To sign up, simply text the word HAITI to 62227 (NAACP).Find additional ways to help through the Center for International Disaster Information.

Information on finding family members, and conditions on Haiti, is being provided by the State Department: 1-888-407-4747. Additionally, you can visit Google's Haiti earthquake relief page for a listing of News outlets and other resources.

House Unanimously Approves Bill to Allow Taxpayers to Claim Charitable Deduction in 2009 for Haiti Relief: Ways And Means Press Release

January 15, 2010
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SUNY Downstate Mobil Van to provide Walk-in counseling services

SUNY Downstate Mobil Van to provide Walk-in counseling services available Friday, January 15th  2-6To: Dear Dr. Roy Hastick, NYC Councilmember Dr. Mathieu Eugene and Yvonne Graham::Please see information below.SUNY Downstate Medical Center will provide walk-in counseling servicesto those who have been affected by the tragic earthquake in Haiti onFriday, January 15, from 2 pm to 6 pm in SUNY Downstate's mobile health vanat the Flatbush Caton Market, 794-814 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.Tel.: FCM (718) 941-1424.

January 15, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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CLERGY, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS LEAD HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT

For Immediate Release: January 14, 2010 Marlene Cintron | cintron@senate.state.ny.us | 718-991-3161           

CLERGY, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS LEAD HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT

January 14, 2010
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Clergy, Community Leaders And Elected Officials Lead Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

The devastating tragedy in Haiti has once again demonstrated the generous spirit and compassion of New Yorkers. The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus, chaired by Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., will be joined by Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Radio Vision Cristiana to host a radio marathon in support of the Haiti Earthquake relief effort. The sponsors are calling on all New Yorkers to lend a helping hand during this time of tragedy and suffering for the people of Haiti. They will be accepting monetary contributions, as well as  donations of medical supplies, canned goods, and other provisions essential to the recovery effort. The container will be sent to Haiti through the Dominican Republic.  It will be sent to "Servicio Social de Iglesias Dominicanas ". The Executive Director is Dr. Mota King who can be reached at (809) 542- 6050. Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., stated "I look forward to seeing residents of this great City coming together as one to fill up this container for Haiti.  I ask that you bring medical supplies, sheets, towels, canned, and dry goods for our brothers and sisters there."  Checks and money orders made to Radio Vision Cristiana - Haiti will also be accepted.  The names of the donors will be shared with the listening audience throughout the day and a final tally of the funds collected will be conveyed at 5 PM. Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson stated, “I am deeply saddened by the tremendous loss of human life and the thousands who were injured in Haiti. I offer my prayers and condolences to those who lost family and friends, and to the Haitian community in New York. I encourage all New Yorkers to donate whatever time, money, and supplies they can during this difficult time. I applaud Senator Diaz, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Radio Vision Cristiana for their extraordinary humanitarian efforts.” WHAT: Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort WHEN: Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 12 noon to 5PM WHERE: Southern Boulevard and Aldus Street, Bronx, NY SPONSORED BY:New York State SenateNew York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino CaucusThe New York Hispanic Clergy OrganizationBronx Boro President Ruben Diaz, Jr.Asssemblyman Marcos CrespoRadio Vision Cristiana

January 14, 2010
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Sen. Espada Joined By More Than 35 Bronx Clergy and Community Leaders to Announce Major Haiti Relief Effort

New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., along with Bishop Fernando Rodriguez, president of the Latin American Chaplains Association, an international not-for-profit organization of clergy headquartered in the Bronx, were joined today by more than 35 of the borough’s clergy and community leaders to announce a major relief effort for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

January 14, 2010
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Help For Haiti

The devastation in Haiti is heartbreaking beyond words. I am proud that our national government is moving quickly to provide assistance, but at a time of such incomprehensible loss we all have an individual responsibility, as well as a collective one, to contribute to the relief effort.

January 14, 2010
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Special Committee of Inquiry on Hiram Monserrate's Conduct Releases its Recommendations

Today the Special Committee of Inquiry to investigate Hiram Monserrate's conduct, of which I am a member of, released our recommendations. We concluded that Senator Monserrate’s misconduct damages the integrity and the reputation of the New York State Senate and demonstrates a lack of fitness to serve in this body.
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January 14, 2010
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