Adriano Espaillat's Press releases

Northern Manhattan Leaders Commend NYPD, Call for Continued Cooperation

 (New York, NY) – Following this weekend's arrest of a local man alleged to be plotting a terrorist attack, Northern Manhattan leaders praised both the NYPD and the cooperation from the community that facilitated the arrest. The alleged terrorist is accused of plotting to bomb police stations, post offices, elected officials, and returning soldiers.

November 21, 2011
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State Senator Adriano Espaillat Express “Full Support” for Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Occupy Wall St. Movement

(New York, NY) – This morning, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement in support of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and the ongoing Occupy Wall Street Movement.

November 15, 2011
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Leaders Announce 11-Mile March Connecting Communities Throughout Manhattan with Occupy Wall Street Movement (bilingual)

March will be led by Black and Latino community members, including labor leaders, elected officials and grassroots organizers

New York, NY – Today, local elected officials and leaders from diverse communities as well as labor union representatives, and grassroots activists announced a major, 11-mile march to connect New York’s communities with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The “End to End for 99%” march – to be held on Monday, November 7th starting at 10:30 am – will launch in Washington Heights (181st and St. Nicholas) and work South through Harlem on its way to Zuccotti Park, where it will join Occupy Wall Street protesters in solidarity.

November 3, 2011
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As Winter Moves in, Senator Espaillat Reminds Residents of Heating Assistance for Low Income Families

Espaillat's office to help contistuents with applications and follow up 

As temperatures drop, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) is reminding residents about the availability of heating assistance for low income families. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps millions of low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for energy, in paying their energy bill.

October 26, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat, Council Member Rodriguez & Local Education Professionals Protest Major Layoffs

 

Planned cuts of over 700 positions will disproportionately hurt workers from communities of color, particularly in Northern Manhattan

October 6, 2011
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Senator Adriano Espaillat, Environmental Advocates of New York, and Local Residents Call for Better Environmental Protections

(New York, NY) – New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) was joined by the Environmental Advocates of New York, local activists, and residents in calling for better protections for the environment. The town hall-style meeting was a joint effort by Senator Espaillat and the Environmental Advocates of New York, one of the most prominent environmental watchdog groups in the state.

October 5, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Joins New Yorkers in Commemorating 10th Anniversary of September 11th Attacks

(New York, NY) – As New York – and all of America – comes together to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks perpetrated on September 11th, 2001, State Senator Adriano Espaillat released the following statement:

 “On September 11th, 2001, America became victim to the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. While the terrorists’ actions personified evil, the ensuing moments, days, and month revealed the great character and unshakable foundation of New York.

September 11, 2011
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After Hurricane Irene, Senator Espaillat to New Yorkers: “Act now to protect your property and secure your financial future”

Senator outlines steps to file insurance claims on damages suffered during Hurricane Irene

Citizens throughout the state experienced extreme weather on Sunday, and many New Yorkers are still dealing with the aftermath of flooding, downed trees, power outages and other devastation. Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) is encouraging those who felt the most destructive effects of Hurricane Irene to act quickly and take the appropriate steps to file insurance claims for damaged or lost property.

August 29, 2011
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Northern Manhattan Elected Officials Call for Swift and Thorough Inquiry into Alleged Rape of Local Woman by Off-Duty NYPD Officer

Any Additional Victims are Asked to Come Forward

 (New York, NY) – Following disturbing allegations that a Northern Manhattan woman was raped by an off-duty NYPD officer, Senator Adriano Espaillat, who serves the community where the alleged rape took place, called for a swift and thorough investigation and appealed for any additional victims or witnesses to come forward. He was joined by other local elected officials including Assemblymember Guillermo Linares, Councilmember Robert Jackson, and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

August 19, 2011
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Gov. Cuomo Signs Sen. Espaillat's Bill to Crackdown on Dangerous "Nutcracker" Alcoholic Drink

Today, State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblyman Nelson Castro (D – Bronx) applauded Governor Cuomo for signing an important law that will protect minors from a dangerous alcohol beverage sold in parts of New York City. The law, sponsored by Senator Espaillat and Assemblyman Castro in the legislature, will crack down on the selling of sugary, colorful, and strong alcoholic drinks, often known as the “nutcracker.”

August 19, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Celebrates Signing of Sweeping Ethics Reform Law

Legislation will help clean up Albany and hold elected officials accountable

August 17, 2011
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Law Enforcement Officials and Community Leaders Call for Cooperation in Maintaining Law and Order During Upcoming Dominican Day Parade

(New York, NY) – Today, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) was joined by fellow elected officials and local law enforcement representatives in calling for cooperation from the Northern Manhattan community in maintaining law and order following the upcoming Dominican Day Parade.

August 12, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Joins Riverkeeper in Unveiling Major Report About Water Quality in Hudson River

 Report highlights trouble areas where sewage contamination is especially bad and recommendations on how to deal with sewage releases in our waters

(New York, NY) – Today, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) joined Riverkeeper, an environmental watchdog organization, in unveiling a major new report that examines water quality in the Hudson River. The report, based on intensive testing over a four year period, makes a compelling case for the need to monitor and clean the Hudson River.

August 9, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat, Environmental Activists Demonstrate Against Dumping of Untreated Sewage into Hudson River and Call for Better Notification System to Protect the Public

State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) called for an end to the disturbing practice of dumping untreated sewage waste, even in extenuating circumstances. Sen. Espaillat, joined by environmental activists following a major accident at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant and the ensuing dumping of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson River, also called for better notification systems to alert the public in emergency cases where the quality of New York waterways has been compromised.

July 27, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Calls for Thorough Inquiry of North River Sewage Plant Explosion and Measures to Prevent Future Accidents

Today, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) expressed his deep concern about the North River Sewage Plant explosion, which has had a wide-ranging impact on the Northern Manhattan community. Since the explosion, which took place on Tuesday, July 19th, over 120 million gallons of raw sewage has been dumped into the Hudson River. The accident, and ensuing dumping of sewage into the river, has caused pollution, odor, inconvenience, and a serious health risk for local residents.

July 22, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Reminds All Residents, Especially Elderly, About Cooling Centers & Important Summer Tips

 

As temperatures reach record high, residents encouraged to hydrate and utilize cooling centers around the City

July 22, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Calls on NY Congressional Delegation to Reject Massive Cuts to Local Hospitals

With deficit reduction negotiations ongoing in Washington D.C, 3 major hospitals in Manhattan and the Bronx facing cuts of up to $1.25 billion

July 13, 2011
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Statement from Sen. Espaillat on His Vote In Support of Marriage Equality

Shortly after 10:30 pm tonight, the New York State Senate passed marriage equality by a 33 – 29 vote. After voting “Yes” on the legislation, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement:

“I stand here today, as a proud immigrant and life-long civil rights advocate. Through the years, we have fought to protect minorities and immigrants from discrimination. Today, we rise in support of the modern-day civil rights movement: the right of gay and lesbian New Yorkers to be with the person they love.

June 24, 2011
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Senator Espaillat: Governor Right to Keep Legislators in Albany Until Rent Gets Done

 With New York’s rent laws expiring at midnight, Gov. Cuomo reiterates need to extend and strengthen rent regulations

June 15, 2011
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Just in Time for Summer, Senator Espaillat’s “Nutcracker bill” to Protect Minors from Alcohol Abuse Passes in the Senate

(Albany, NY) – As temperatures heat up, the New York State Senate moved to crackdown on a dangerous summer practice where sugary, colorful alcoholic drinks are sold to minors, posing a health and safety risk for young people and communities throughout New York. The “Nutcracker Bill,” sponsored by Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) will severely stiffen penalties for those engaging in the practice, adding harsh fines and imprisonment for repeat offenders.

June 6, 2011
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