Adriano Espaillat's Press releases

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ADRIANO ESPAILLAT IN RESPONSE TO REMARKS MADE BY FORMER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE LEVY

While my remarks were obviously made in good fun, I don’t think there’s anything particularly “radical” about passing meaningful campaign finance reform to reduce the influence of special interests in Albany, raising the minimum wage to assist working families, ensuring that women earn equal pay for equal work, or protecting the rights of our society’s most vulnerable.

March 5, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ADRIANO ESPAILLAT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S MINIMUM WAGE PROPOSAL

 

“President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation is a major boost to advocates working to get this done in New York.

February 13, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ADRIANO ESPAILLAT ON THE CONFIRMATION OF COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE JENNY RIVERA

 

“I am proud that Professor Jenny Rivera has finally been confirmed as Court of Appeals Judge. Professor Rivera will bring intellect, judgment and experience, while presiding over cases affecting millions of New Yorkers.

February 11, 2013
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State Senator Adriano Espaillat Lauds Gov. Cuomo and Legislative Leaders for swift passage of NY SAFE Act

State Senator Adriano Espaillat Lauds Gov. Cuomo for swift passage of NY SAFE Act 

New York's new gun control measures passed by the legislature - the first state in the nation to take up such action following an onslaught of recent tragedies - helps pave the way for the toughest gun regulations in the country

January 15, 2013
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Sen. Espaillat Calls for Action, Following Tragic Connecticut Shooting

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat released the following statement regarding the Newtown, Connecticut shooting on Friday which resulted in the deaths of 26 people, including 20 children.

“As we learn more and more about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, it is clear that we need strong, decisive action against gun violence. Along with prayers for victims of this horrific tragedy, we must take specific steps to combat the rampant flow of guns in our society.

“In New York State, we must pass common-sense gun safety measures like mandatory renewal requirements of firearm licenses; micro-stamping ammunition so criminals can be easier to track and deter; and enhanced scrutiny for mentally unstable individuals seeking guns.  

December 15, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Calls for Common-Sense, Progressive Policies to be Taken up by New Senate Leadership

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement in response to the new Senate leadership structure that divides power between the Republican and the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC).

“Though I proudly and actively campaigned for Democratic candidates throughout the state this year, election season is over. It’s time for the real work to begin in pursuit of common sense, progressive policies that move New York State forward.

December 4, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Praises Campaign Finance Findings, Calls for Immediate Implementation of Campaign Finance Reform

Report demonstrates that full campaign finance reform would cost New Yorkers less than $2 per year

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement in response to new findings demonstrating that campaign finance reform, including public matching funds, would not be cost prohibitive for New Yorkers. The report was released by the non-partisan Campaign Finance Institute.  

December 3, 2012
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Uptown Cares Telethon Raises $166, 960 for Hurricane Sandy Victims

With many New Yorkers, particularly residents on Staten Island, continuing to struggle with Hurricane Sandy’s impact, Northern Manhattan residents and leaders came together to pitch in, raising $166, 960 in an “Uptown Cares” telethon fundraiser.

Organized by the offices of State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, the “Uptown Cares” telethon was co-sponsored by CUNY in the Heights and the Hispanic Federation, the largest Latino non-profit organization in New York State.

November 4, 2012
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Uptown Cares! - Sandy Relief Telethon to Help NYC Victims

 

Event Organized by Northern Manhattan Community Leaders & Elected Officials

November 2, 2012 (New York, NY) - Community leaders and elected officials from Northern Manhattan are organizing a telethon to directly benefit New York City victims of Hurricane Sandy.

November 2, 2012
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Taking on Hydrofracking; Protecting New York's Environment

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement regarding breaking reports that Governor Cuomo’s administration is extending the review process scrutinizing hydrofracking, a dangerous drilling procedure that poses significant risks to the environment and the drinking water supply.

 

October 1, 2012
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Senator Espaillat, TWU Local 100, & Community Leaders Call for Stronger Protections for Women from Harassment at Workplace and Swift Action by MTA, Following Harassment of Bus Driver

Disturbing sexual harassment incident involved bus driver being licked on the face by her supervisor; a month and a half later, there has been no resolution

June 2, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Commemorates International Women’s Day, Calls for Stepped up Fight Against Domestic Violence

NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) marked International Women’s Day by recognizing the countless contributions of women throughout the world. He also called on a renewed commitment to fighting the scourge of domestic violence.

Senator Adriano Espaillat said:

“International Women’s Day is an excellent opportunity to recognize the countless contributions of women in the United States and around the world. Whether through their leadership in the areas of arts, science, academia, athletics, business, and government, or through their everyday acts, all of us have been shaped by extraordinary women in our lives. One way we can demonstrate our gratitude to all women is to come together and work to end domestic violence in our society.

March 8, 2012
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Senator Adriano Espaillat, Farmworkers’ Advocates Call for Passage of Farmworkers Bill of Rights and End to Brutal Working Conditions for New York’s Farmworkers

Currently lacking basic labor protections, farmworkers would receive weekly day off, workers’ compensation, sanitary working conditions, and other important rights

(New York, NY) – Senator Adriano Espaillat and advocates for New York’s farmworkers called for the passage of the Farmworkers Bill of Rights, a critical piece of legislation which will help end brutal working conditions for farmworkers across the state.

March 5, 2012
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Senator Espaillat Criticizes “Immature,” “Counterproductive” Remarks by MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota

“Focus on improving subway services, not taking on elected officials”

February 14, 2012
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Senator Espaillat Leads 29 Senators in Calling for Restoration of Crucial Housing Funding

Senators express support for restoration of $25 million in foreclosure prevention and $22.35 million in funding for Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Programs

February 13, 2012
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State Senator Adriano Espaillat Thanks SUNY’s Board of Trustees for Supporting Immigrant Students

SUNY trustees unanimously passed resolution calling for Dream Act policies in New York

 (New York, NY) – Today, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution calling for legislation that would allow for undocumented immigrants to have the same access to tuition assistance, loans, and in-state tuition rates as every other student in New York State.   Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement:

January 25, 2012
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Over 150 Small Businesses Participate in MWBE Training Sponsored by Senator Adriano Espaillat and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

Businesses assisted on various fronts including MWBE certification, license/permits, workers’ compensation, and doing business with the state

(New York, NY) – Over 150 small businesses, representing a cross-section of local economic activity in Manhattan and the Bronx, participated in an important training for Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) organized by State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and other local officials.

January 19, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined all Americans in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, releasing the following statement:

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life pursuing equality and justice for all. Along the way, he left a blueprint for what a better world can and must look like.

January 16, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Congratulates Mayor Bloomberg and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for Reaching Agreement on Kingsbridge Armory

Senator Espaillat pledges to work closely with the mayor and borough president to bring well-paying jobs to the Bronx

January 12, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Expresses Support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Message

Today, NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) expressed strong support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, applauding many of the important points included in the governor’s 2012 agenda.

January 4, 2012
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