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Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest: District 31

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 31st Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Jailyn LiberatoGrade 6St. Rose of Lima

April 17, 2014
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Senator Espaillat Stands With Advocates For Justice For Hit-And-Run Victims

In 2011, 23-year-old Josbel Rivera was struck and killed in a hit-and-run fatality. The driver who took Josbel Rivera's life can't escape appropriate charges simply because the weapon involved was a car. We owe it to Josbel to develop stronger enforcement and smarter policies for keeping our streets safe.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Espaillat Continues to Fight for the NY DREAM Act

By a margin of only two votes, the Senate has failed to pass the DREAM Act, that would have given young undocumented New Yorkers the chance to attend college, pursue a career, and make their parents proud.

March 17, 2014
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Senator Espaillat Stands In Opposition To Koch Brothers On International Women's Day

With the Koch Brothers spending hundreds of millions of dollars in opposition to measures that ensure women's reproductive health, elected officials and advocates marched from the David E. Koch Center to his Upper East Side residence on International Women's Day.

March 8, 2014
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Senator Espaillat Stands With Community Against Co-Location at Local Middle School

Senator Espaillat, Assemblywoman Rosa, Councilmen Rodriguez and Levine, and parents advocate for an alternative location for a new P-Tech school in Washington Heights.

March 5, 2014
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Bronx Lawmakers Protest LG Company Headquarters

Senator Espaillat stands with Bronx elected officials in opposing LG's planned headquarters along the pristine Palisades, a national natural landmark.

February 23, 2014
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Senator Espaillat and DHCR Probe Rent Hikes in Washington Heights

After residents at 217 Haven Avenue reached out to Senator Espaillat's office, the Department of Housing and Community Renewal is investigating whether the building's new landlord is illegally increasing rents.

January 15, 2014
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Senator Espaillat Named a Winner of the Week by Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Senator Espaillat and NYC Councilmember Mark Levine showed strong leadership by urging the City to move forward with a 10-block traffic calming plan for Morningside Avenue in Harlem, where more than three-quarters of households do not own cars.

January 15, 2014
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Senator Espaillat Supports Traffic Safety Measures in Harlem

Senator Espaillat and Councilman Mark Levine sent a letter to the New York City Department of Transportation in support of a community board-backed initiative to residign a ten block portion of Morningside Avenue that has been the site of over 100 accidents between 2007 and 2011.

January 13, 2014
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New York Lawmakers Call for George Washington Bridge Oversight

Senator Espaillat and Assemblywoman Rosa are calling on New York State to hold its own investigations into lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last fall. The New York State legislature’s participation is crucial for exposing any remaining issues, and gaining definitive answers on how New Yorkers, including constituents living in the bridge’s vicinity were impacted.

January 9, 2014
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Senators Espaillat and Peralta Advocate for State Dream Act

Senators Espaillat and Peralta drafted a letter to Governor Cuomo asking him to prioritize the DREAM Act in his State of the State speech on Jan. 8, which is “a defining expression of principles and values.”

December 26, 2013
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Senator Espaillat Introduces Legislation Targeting Biker Gangs

Senator Espaillat and Assemblywoman Rosa introduce legislation targeting rogue motorcyclists in the wake of the vicious attack of a Manhattan man in front of his wife and daughter.

December 23, 2013
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New York Elected Officials Push Legislation to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Apply for a Driver's License

The proposed legislation will provide undocumented immigrants with greater employment flexibility, and ensure that they are properly credentialed.

December 16, 2013
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After an Illusory Bridge Study, Senator Espaillat Demands a Real One

When Adriano Espaillat heard that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was using an apocryphal traffic study to justify the traffic-snarling closure of New Jersey access roads to the George Washington Bridge, like many people, he immediately concluded that it "had politics written all over it."

December 13, 2013
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Hearings Sought in New York on George Washington Bridge Lane Closures

Recent news that Port Authority officials may have inappropriately acted to close off local lanes on the George Washington Bridge, under false pretenses and for political purposes, has alarmed communities on both sides of the Hudson River. In a letter to New Jersey state legislators, Senator Espaillat calls for an investigation

November 27, 2013
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Statement from Senator Espaillat Following Meeting with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina

"I want to thank President Medina for meeting with Assemblyman Phil Ramos and I to discuss the Dominican Republic’s recent Constitutional Court decision regarding citizenship requirements. I appreciate the President’s willingness to maintain an open dialogue as this issue progresses, and to continue to brief the Dominican-American community on the court ruling’s implementation status."

November 12, 2013
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After Another Traffic Death, Espaillat Asks, Again, For a Slow Zone

Mere days after the city's transportation department rejected a request to reduce speed limits in part of Washington Heights, an initiative supported by Senator Espaillat, a person got hit by a car and killed within the zone.

October 18, 2013
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Senator Espaillat Successfully Resurrects Plan for Fast Bus Service

Just three months after New York City's transportation department nixed a plan to bring faster buses to Harlem's 125th Street corridor, which Senator Espaillat has continued to advocate for, the plan has been resurrected.

October 11, 2013
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Lawmakers Call For Crackdown On Large Motorcycle Rallies

Senator Espaillat calls for tougher enforcement measures to protect Upper Manhattan residents from the groups of motorcyclists engaging in illegal behavior and intimidating local families.

October 4, 2013
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State-Of-The-Art ATTAIN Lab Opens in Washington Heights

 Through the offices of New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat, SUNY has partnered with the Armory Foundation to place an ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking) Lab at the 168th Street Armory. The State University of New York University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (SUNY UCAWD) promotes the social and economic well-being of academically and economically disadvantaged residents of New York State by developing and offering tuition-free, quality adult education and workforce training programs and services. 

September 24, 2013
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