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Legislative Report with Senator Kevin Parker

Senator Stewart-Cousins sat down with Senator Kevin Parker on April 16th to discuss her journey to the State Senate & what's to come in the rest of the 2013 NYS Senate Legislative Session.

April 23, 2013
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Fair Local Election Act Press Conference

On Friday, April 19th, Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and other local elected officials gathered at the Greenburgh Town Hall to announce the introduction of the Fair Local Election Act, a bill, which would fall under the umbrella of the Fair Election Act, that would allow for local municipalities and counties to opt-in for campaign finance. Sponsored by Leader Stewart-Cousins, the Fair Election Act would provide for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in the state and identifies the source of certain political contributions.

April 18, 2013
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LWV Running and Winning Workshop

The League of Women Voters of Westchester, in collaboration with The American Association of University Women and the White Plains YWCA, sponsored the Running and Winning Workshop on Wednesday, April 17th, a day-long program for selected female students with potentiality to become great leaders. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was one of the elected officials who participated in this program who spoke at the event to encourage young women to run for public office someday.

April 17, 2013
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Senate Democratic Conference Unveils Tough Ethics Package

Bills Would Limit Use of Campaign Money and Strip Pensions of Any Official Who Breaches Public Trust—Also Announce Support of Governor Legislative Ethics Package

Albany, NY - The Senate Democratic Conference today unveiled a tough legislative ethics package designed to reform state government and combat the ongoing corruption issues facing New York State. The Conference also announced their support for the principles of the Governor’s legislative package the “New York Public Trust Act.”

April 15, 2013
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EILEEN FISHER is Proud to Support Woman Entrepreneurs Through Their Annual Business Grant Program

The EILEEN FISHER grant program seeks applicants from wholly women-owned businesses that combine the principles of social consciousness, sustainability, and innovation to create new businesses or invigorate existing ones. For more information or to apply, click here.

April 15, 2013
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Elmsford Little League Field House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Leader Stewart-Cousins secured funding from the state to help build the Elmsford Little League Field House and celebrated this achievement by attending the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 13th. Also at the ceremony was former New York Yankees player John O'Neil, Grand Marshall of this special event.

April 12, 2013
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Pelton Little League Opening Day

Leader Stewart-Cousins with some of the players at the Pelton Little League Opening Day on April 12th in Yonkers, NY.

April 12, 2013
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Science Barge Opening Day

Senator Stewart-Cousins attended the opening day of the Science Barge in Yonkers, NY. The Science Barge "is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and acquired by Groundwork Hudson Valley in October, 2008 to be operated as an environmental education center. The Science Barge greenhouse, floating on the Hudson River, grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, greens, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff".

April 12, 2013
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Harvard-Radcliff Club Speaking Engagement

Leader Stewart-Cousins attended a Harvard-Radcliff Club of Westchester meeting on Saturday, April 13th to speak to students and alumni about the importance of going to college.

April 12, 2013
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Arbor Day Celebration at Greenburgh Nature Center

Continuing what has become a new tradition for Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Leader recognized Arbor Day this year by planting a lovely white swamp oak, her 6th tree, at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY.

April 12, 2013
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Science Barge Opening Day

Senator Stewart-Cousins at the Science Barge Opening Day in Yonkers, NY.

April 11, 2013
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Westchester Jewish Council Legislative Breakfast

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins attended the Westchester Jewish Council Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 12th at the Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY which honored former State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (photo). U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer was also there as guest speak and talked about Israel, gun control and immigration reform.

April 11, 2013
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Westchester for Change Campaign Finance Reform Discussion Forum

On Thursday, April 11th, Westchester for Change hosted an open community forum at the Greenburgh Town Hall in White Plains, NY to discuss campaign finance reform in New York State. Forum participants included Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Jessica Wisneski, Campaigns Director of Citizen Action of New York, and Ian Vandewalker, Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law, and was moderated by Elizabeth Saenger, co-organizer of Westchester for Change.

April 11, 2013
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Celebration of Pace Community Law Practice with Chief Judge Lippman, Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assemblyman Buchwald

Chief Judge Lippman, Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assemblyman David Buchwald at the celebration of Pace Community Law Practice in White Plains, NY. Pace Community Law Practice (PCLP) is "is a first-of-its-kind legal residency and incubator program where recent Pace Law School graduates serve as Fellows intensively learning legal practice under the supervision of experienced attorneys and gaining the tools to create solo and small practices". Leader Stewart-Cousins was one of the speakers at this event. 

April 11, 2013
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Westchester Library System 22nd Annual Book & Author Luncheon

Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins attended the 22nd Annual Book & Author Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10th in White Plains, NY. At this Luncheon, Lifetime Arts Inc. received the National Library Week Recognition Award for "their outstanding contributions to libraries". Guest authors included Deirdre Blair ("Saul Steinberg"), Marie Howe ("The Kingdom of Ordinary Time") and Dorothy Wickenden ("Nothing Daunted"). 

April 10, 2013
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Regeneron Plans 400 New Jobs in Westchester Expansion (Source: LoHud.com)

Source: LoHud.com

Mt. Pleasant, NY — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. will expand its corporate headquarters and laboratories in Westchester County and create more than 400 new jobs.

On Thursday, Regeneron announced the expansion, which includes the construction of two buildings with 300,000 square feet of laboratory and office space, plus an expected four-story, 700-car parking garage on the north side of 777 Old Saw Mill River Road at The Landmark at Eastview.

April 9, 2013
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CDC Awards Yonkers YMCA REACH Grant

On Thursday, April 4, 2013, Senator Stewart-Cousins spoke at a press conference where Yonkers Family YMCA was awarded a $300,000 REACH grant to fund educational programs and seminars that promote fitness and healthy living in the city’s minority neighborhoods as an effort “to improve the health and eliminate disparities related to chronic diseases in African-American and Hispanic communities”. As one of the 15 YMCAs nationwide to receive this grant, Yonkers YMCA plan to implement programs that will help community members achieve a healthy weight, gain access to nutritious foods, become more physically active, become less exposed to smoke and other tobacco products, and live in places that encourage emotional well-being”.

April 5, 2013
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Leader Stewart-Cousins with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Leader Stewart-Cousins with  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a private reception in New York City. At this reception, Secretary Duncan spoke about his race to the top, and the importance of furthering education on both the local and national level.

April 4, 2013
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Leader Stewart-Cousins with Congressman Paul Tonko at the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Caucus Dinner

Leader Stewart-Cousins with Congressman Paul Tonko at the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus Gala Dinner on Sunday, February 17th.

April 1, 2013
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Coalition for Community Service Legislative Event

Leader Stewart-Cousins, with Senators Montgomery and Kennedy, speaking at the Coalition for Community Services Legislative Event on Tuesday, March 5th in Albany, NY.

March 31, 2013
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