Talking without notes as she moved along the front of the stage, Senator Stewart-Cousins compared human rights today with where it stood when she was young. She said that in the 1960s it was impossible for an African-American to become a delegate to either the Republican or Democratic convention. “Today, we have a president who is an African-American. How quickly things can change when minds change.”
Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday.
State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th Senate District) joined Governor Paterson today for a bill signing ceremony enacting landmark Senate legislation which protects homeowners from the ongoing foreclosure crisis, Senate bill 66007.
The program will be divided into two different sections. From 4 to 5 PM, the discussion will be focused on tax credits for businesses and from 5:30 to 7:30 the discussion will be related to tax credits for homeowners. Please call 914 771-4190 to RSVP or obtain additional information.
Please join Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and her staff to celebrate the New Year! To RSVP, please call (914) 771-4190 and leave a message with a name, the number of guests attending and contact information.
Joint Advisory Board of State Government Proceedings Concludes Public Meetings
The New York State Legislature Joint Advisory Board on the Broadcast of State Government Proceedings (the “Joint Advisory Board”) has concluded an initial round of public meetings on the current legislative channel and the expansion of its programming.
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins stands with the wife of the late Merrill Cassell as they memorialize him and announce Merrill's Law, a bill creating a 3 foot protection zone to ensure the safety of all cyclists on the road.
We have all heard the expression, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”—and it is quite possibly more true today with advances in diagnostic medicine, than it was when it was coined, perhaps a century ago. While everyone’s health care matters, the fact remains that women have unique health care needs and access to that care is paramount.