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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Brian Lehrer Show with guest host Juan Manuel Benítez this morning at 10:00 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Brian Lehrer Show with guest host Juan Manuel Benítez

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Today, March 18, 2015, at 10:00 AM.

 

March 18, 2015
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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Paid Family Leave

“I commend the Assembly for passing the Paid Family Leave Act. The Senate Democratic Conference has long supported this legislation that would provide the most help to New York Families. Those who provide care for a sick loved one or give a newborn baby the care, time and attention prescribed by doctors should never be punished for doing the right thing. The Senate Democratic Conference remains committed to building a stronger economy by helping our hardworking families and will continue to lead the way on paid family leave.”

March 17, 2015
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Tarrytown St. Patrick's Day Parade

(Tarrytown - March 15th)Senator Stewart-Cousins marched along Main Street in the Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick's Day Parade.

 

March 17, 2015
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Troop 2 Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony

(Hastings-on-Hudson - March 15th) The Senator presenting a proclamation to Zachary Armacost at the Troop 2 Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony recognizing his achievements.

March 17, 2015
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ARC of Westchester Family Resource Day

(Hawthorne - March 14th) The Senator at the the ARC of Westchester Family Resource Day discussing the State Budget process and the special needs of the disabled.

March 16, 2015
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NAACP's ACT-SO Breakfast

(Hastings-on-Hudson - March 14th) At the NAACP's ACT-SO Breakfast in Hastings, Senator Stewart-Cousins helped honor former County Legislator Lois Bronz, 100 year old civil rights pioneer Dr. Olivia Hooker, former NAACP Leader and WestCOP (Westchester Community Opportunities Program) Executive Director Winston Ross and County Legislator Lyndon Williams. The Senator also shared the Congressional Record entry made on behalf of Dr. Hooker by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Congratulations to the honorees!

March 16, 2015
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Walsh Road Senior Housing News Conference

(Yonkers - March 13th) The Senator standing with her colleagues in government at Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano's news conference to update the public and residents of the Walsh Road senior housing building displaced because of Wednesday's mudslide. Senator Stewart-Cousins' office continue to monitor the situation. Anyone requiring assistance can contact the District Office at (914) 423-4031.

March 14, 2015
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom this morning at 11:30 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 11:30 AM.

March 11, 2015
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Neighborhood Preservation Coalition Rally

(Albany - March 9th) The Leader attended the Housing rally where members from the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition gathered to emphasize the importance of housing in New York State. In her address to the crowd, the Leader recollected memories of her youth growing up in affordable housing, remembering it as always being “a place that was safe, secure, and consistent.” where “all of the injustices that plagued the world outside were left at the door.

March 10, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Conference Outlines Budget Requests

Question Governor’s budget approach while continuing to push for a more fair and economically prosperous New York-Including additional 2 billion in school aid and higher minimum wage indexed to inflation

March 10, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Arts Grant

Yonkers, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announces that the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) through ArtsWestchester will distribute funding this month to local artists and organizations in the 35th State Senate District. The grant money was approved in the 2014 State Budget that Senator Stewart-Cousins voted for. ArtsWestchester accepted applications and will award 13 grants in the district, totalling $17,125, for Arts Alive Projects and Individual Artists as well as Arts-in-Education programs.

March 9, 2015
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Yonkers PBA Installation and Awards Dinner Dance

(Tarrytown - March 6th) The Senator supporting the Yonkers Police Department at the PBA dinner honoring Yonkers PAL Boxing legend Sal Corrente, a retired police officer, and Vincent "Zip" Green, who have helped improve the lives of city kids through their teaching and mentoring. 

 

March 9, 2015
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Speaking at the UFT Rally

(Albany - March 4th) As a former teacher who attended public schools, sent my children to public schools, and whose grand kids attend public schools, Senator Stewart-Cousins recognized the challenges teachers face each and every. Teachers are the people we partner with to educate our children, as she explained to the United Federation of Teachers rally on March 4th.

March 7, 2015
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Yonkers’ State Delegation Honors Yonkers Native and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Creator Patrick Quinn for Raising Awareness about ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease

(Albany - March 3rd) The state delegation that represents Yonkers, Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator George Latimer, Assembly Member Shelley Mayer and Assembly Member Gary Pretlow, honored Yonkers native Patrick Quinn for raising awareness about ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge. Quinn and a friend, Peter Frates of Boston, are credited with co-creating the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, that in 2014, spread like wildfire on social media.

March 3, 2015
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African American Heritage Committee Black History Month Luncheon

(Yonkers - February 28th) The Senator was the keynote speaker at the African-American Heritage Committee Black History Month Luncheon which was hosted at the Nepperhan Community Center. The honorees were Shawyn Patterson Howard and Paula Crawford. Congratulations for all of your hard work - well-deserved recognition!

March 2, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Urges Communities To Apply for the New NY Bridge's $20 Million Community Benefits Program

(Tarrytown - March 2nd) Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announces that applications are being accepted for the $20 million, new NY Bridge Community Benefits Program. The 35th State Senate District that Senator Stewart-Cousins’ represents includes Tarrytown and other rivertowns within the Town of Greenburgh where the bridge is being constructed.

“With the largest infrastructure project in the country continuing right here in Tarrytown, I urge communities to apply for these grants made available through the New York State Thruway Authority and the new bridge’s construction company,” said Senator Stewart-Cousins.

March 2, 2015
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Dominican American Cultural Club Flag Raising

(Yonkers - February 27th) Celebrating Dominican Independence Day with a flag raising at Yonkers City Hall hosted by the Dominican Cultural Association.

March 2, 2015
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Meeting Future Baseball Hall-of-Famer Pedro Martinez

(Albany - February 26th) Though a New York fan, Leader Stewart-Cousins met Red Sox pitching great Pedro Martinez at the Capitol, as he makes his way to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Martinez, who was born in the Dominican Republican, has played for five major league teams including the New York Mets. The Senator joined with her colleagues, Senators Adriano Espaillat and Jose Peralta, in recognizing his on and off the field achievements with a resolution in his honor.

February 26, 2015
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Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on NYS Budget Talks and Three (or Four?) Men in a Room

“As we discuss ways to clean up Albany and reform state government, a perfect ​place to start is the much maligned ​three/four men in a room​ budgetary​ ​process. ​In the past we had been led to believe that membership was based on constitutional roles and not simply the whims of the Governor​. Since​ membership​ has now been ​expanded I would hope all Legislative Conference Leaders will be ​included, ​giving all New Yorkers a voice in the budget. The more diversity and light we can shine on this process the better it is for everyone.”

February 25, 2015
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Visit To Lincoln High School

(Yonkers - February 24th) Senator Stewart-Cousins went back into the classroom at Lincoln High School in Yonkers to speak to students during Black History Month. She discussed the landmark Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education, that ended racial segregation in schools. She also discussed the federal court ruling that required Yonkers to integrate its housing and schools. And the importance of participating in democracy, including exercising the right to vote. The Senator thanks Ms. Myers and Principal Sherman for the opportunity, and to the students for their participation.

February 24, 2015
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