Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Monday, July 20th, 2009
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today announced that she will provide legislative grants to school districts and libraries throughout her district. Each school district in her Senate district will receive $100,000 for educational enhancement, while each library district will receive $50,000 for the purchase of educational materials.
Important legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), that would protect victims of domestic violence and stalking from workplace discrimination was recently signed into law by the governor.
The bill (S.958B) will prohibit employers from terminating the employment, or refusing to hire an individual based on their status as a domestic violence or stalking victim. It is the first bill of its kind in New York State.
As Chair of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, and as a member of the Hispanic Community, I believe that it is an assault on many New Yorkers for Mayor Bloomberg to play upon the feelings and sentiments and emotions of our communities. These are scare tactics. Making believe that the sky is going to fall and that the walls of education are about to crumble is completely false.
With the intention of celebrating the recent achievements of the New York State Senate, along with discussing further issues that remain in the agenda for 2009, and to reaffirm their friendship and unity, the Four Amigos, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Senator Pedro Espada, Senator Carl Cruger and Senator Hiram Monserrate will be having lunch together on Monday, July 20th at 1pm at Joe’s Place located at 1841 Westchester Avenue in The Bronx.
Here on Senator Aubertine's site, we have made available through Northern New York Agricultural Development (www.nnyagdev.org) this list of farms where you can directly buy the freshest produce and meat.