Albany, NY - The Senate Democratic Conference today released a comprehensive report detailing the economic benefits New York State would receive from authorizing a minimum wage local option. The Senate Democratic Conference also urged for immediate passage of legislation that would allow local governments to raise the minimum wage within their municipalities.
Albany, NY - The Senate Democratic Conference will be joined by minimum wage activists to push for Senate passage of legislation to allow local governments to raise the minimum wage within their municipalities.
WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Members of the Senate Democratic Conference, Minimum Wage Activists
June was chosen as LGBT pride month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of June, 1969. Today, LGBT Pride Month is celebrated worldwide with festivals, parades, concerts, and parties where LGBT community members and allies gather to celebrate their pride, rights, contributions to society, openness and diversity.
Albany, NY - The Senate Democratic Conference today held a public forum on the New York State DREAM Act. This legislation will would provide access to state-funded financial aid (TAP) and scholarships to qualifying undocumented youth as they seek to attend higher education institutions. Forum participants were provided testimony by fiscal and education experts, as well as undocumented youth who would qualify for education aid if the DREAM Act passed into law.
“Heroin and opioid abuse is not a Republican or Democratic issue and I am glad my colleagues in the Republican-led coalition are helping work toward solutions. I look forward to working with them to help pass both our previously released package of bills and their bills. We as a state have a responsibility to join together to combat this addictive and deadly substance.”
Senator Stewart-Cousins with Congressman Engel and Mayor Bramson paying tribute to service members who sacrificed their lives for our freedom at the New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26th.
Today, please take a moment to honor the brave men and women of our armed forces, particularly those who have fallen in service to our nation. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our veterans, active military personnel and their families for the sacrifices they have made to defend our way of life and preserve freedom and peace in America. They make these sacrifices with pride and humility so we must show our appreciation today and every day by giving thanks and lending a helping hand to them and others in need. So on this Memorial Day, I hope you will join me in thanking our veterans and honoring those who have fallen. Their service inspires us all. Happy Memorial Day.
The County of Westchester has received $737,924 to put young people from low-income households to work this summer.
Funded through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), the Summer Youth Employment Program connects thousands of selected participants all over the state to jobs that will help them gain valuable work experience and much-needed income. Participants will work in places such as parks, nursing homes, summer camps, child care organizations, senior centers, community recreation centers, and other participating local businesses.
Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on Inside City Hall with Errol Louis tonight airing at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM followed by Capital Tonight with Liz Benjamin airing at 8:00 PM & 11:30 PM.
WHAT: Interview on Inside City Hall With Errol Louis Interview on Capital Tonight with Liz Benjamin
WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Leader Stewart-Cousins had the pleasure of being shadowed by high school students from her district, pictured from L-R, Daniel Wasserman of Scarsdale, Tanner Glickman of New Rochelle, and Matt Drescher of Scarsdale. The Student Shadowing Program was part of the Students Inside Albany Conference run by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc. to give students hands-on experience of the day-to-day happenings in a life of a New York State Senator.
Veterans to Receive Benefit Information When Applying for a Driver’s License or ID: Sponsored by Democratic State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Senate Bill S2226B will provide an option on DMV application forms for any veteran to authorize the DMV to share data with the Division of Veteran Affairs through Vets Connect.
Democratic Conference Leader opening remarks at the Veterans Hall of Fame which occurred on Tuesaday, May 20th at the LOB in Albany, NY, recognizing her inductee Bill Moye as well as all the veterans from all over New York being honored at the event.
Albany, NY - Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) inducted William F. Moye of New Rochelle into the 2014 New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame to represent the 35th District. The 99 year old is a World War II veteran who served in Africa and Europe. He is currently the Chaplain Emeritus for the American Legion Post 8 and the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of New Rochelle.
Albany, NY – On Tuesday, May 20th, Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) and members of the Senate Democratic Conference joined women’s rights advocates to call on the Senate Republican Coalition to pass the full Women’s Equality Act (WEA). Despite being passed twice in the State Assembly, the full Women’s Equality Act has not been brought before the Senate for a vote.
Bill Moye, born in New Rochelle in 1915, in an astute gentleman who has been seen walking, shopping for his homebound neighbors, delighting all ages with stories and dance steps – and continuing to be an integral part of his hometown.
For the few years that Mr. Moye was away from New Rochelle, he proudly served his country in World War II. Inducted by Local S.S. Board 738 of New Rochelle on June 19, 1942, Mr. Moye left for Fort Jay, New York. After two weeks’ leave, he passed through Camp Upton, Long Island, to Camp Lee, Virginia, for seven weeks of Basic Training, as well as training as a Bugler.
Albany, NY – Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) selected Hastings-on-Hudson resident Danielle N. Butin as the 2014 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction from the 35th District.