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Harvesting Hope: Farmworkers Deserve Equal Labor Rights

The Daily News applauds the Senate Labor Committee for voting to advance the Farmworkers Bill of Rights, which is sponsored by Senator Espaillat.

May 12, 2014

Senator Espaillat Stands With Transportation Advocates to Reduce NYC's Speed Limit

Senator Espaillat and Families for Safe Streets, whose members have lost loved ones in traffic collissions, call on Albany to allow NYC to reduce its speed limit.

May 6, 2014

Scores Turn Out To Bash, Defend LG's Palisades-Topping HQ

Senator Espaillat submitted testimony to the Englewood Cliffs Planning Board in opposition of the proposed LG tower, which would soar above the treeline and destroy New York's scenic view of this federally-recognized historic and natural landmark.

May 1, 2014

Senator Espaillat and Councilman Levine Fight Tenant Discrimination

After tenants complained of harassment, Senator Espaillat reached out to the NYS Tenant Protection Unit and HUD to examine the allegations.

April 29, 2014

Senator Espaillat Encourages the Creation and Expansion of Select Bus Service on 125th Street

After significant advocacy, the NYC Department of Transportation is implementing SBS on parts of 125th street, significantly reducing transportation time for straphangers. 

April 24, 2014

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

Upper Manhattan Residents Join Fight Against LG Tower

Senator Espaillat and Upper Manhattan residents are outraged over LG's desire to spoil the sacred, landmarked Palisades.

March 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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