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Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Advocacy and the Role of Government in Society (Source: The Examiner News)

Source: The Examiner News

Recently, The White Plains Examiner had the chance to sit down with New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35th Senate District) and talk about what it’s like to be the first woman Democratic Conference Leader and the road that lead her to the prominent position she has today.

Click here to read the full article.

July 24, 2013

Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on LoHud Editorial Spotlight

Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be joining the Editorial Board of The Journal News today for a post-session conversation in a live segment called the Editorial Spotlight. Click here to tune in LIVE!

What: Interview on Journal News Editorial SpotlightWho: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-CousinsWhen: Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:00 AM

July 23, 2013

Honoring Reverend Dr. Lester Cousin with Street Name in White Plains

Senator Stewart-Cousins attended a street naming ceremony and reception in honor of Rev. Dr. Lester Cousin, the former Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. The City of White Plains designated the corner of Orawaupum Street and Post Road as Reverend Dr. Lester Cousin Way. Rev. Cousin and Senator Stewart-Cousins are not related, although they call each other "cousins". The Reverend retired as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in 2011 after serving for 38 years.

July 23, 2013

Yonkers African-American Day Parade

Leader Stewart-Cousins celebrated her African-American heritage by walking the Annual Yonkers African-American Day Parade on Sunday, July 21st. Walking the Parade with her included Westchester County BOL Chairman Ken Jenkins and Mayor Mike Spano.   



July 22, 2013

Sunshine Pharmacy Opens in White Plains

At a ribbon cutting celebration for the grand opening of Sunshine Pharmacy in White Plains, Senator Stewart-Cousins presented a proclamation to proud owner Pravin Patel. The new pharmacy, formerly known as White Plains Pharmacy, will serve the downtown community.

July 22, 2013

Yonkers Town Hall Meeting a Success!

In conjunction with Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, Senator Stewart-Cousins hosted a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 11th at the Yonkers Riverfront Library with members of the community. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow also took part in the Town Hall Meeting. With about 30 people in attendance, mostly from Yonkers, the Senator discussed a wide range of topics including her efforts to create jobs, support education and curb gun violence in the community. The Senator and Assemblypeople then responded to questions from attendees.

July 22, 2013

Senator Stewart-Cousins Hosts Meeting of Librarians in Her District Office

Senator Stewart-Cousins welcomed directors and trustees from several of her district's libraries to her Yonkers office this month to funding and other State policies with respect to libraries. Senator Stewart-Cousins reaffirmed her commitment to libraries in her district and throughout the State.

July 22, 2013

School & Neighborhood (SCHOOD) Reunion

Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by the Annual School & Neighborhood (SCHOOD) Reunion on Saturday, July 20th at the JFK Memorial Park to show her support for SCHOOD's mission to "reconnect the Yonkers community", typically long-lost friends who would not have gotten back in touch had it not been for this event. 

July 21, 2013

Leader Stewart-Cousins at Summer Justice Academy for Young Women

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins participated in the Summer Justice Academy for Young Women as a distinguished speaker on July 10th at Pace Law School.

July 14, 2013

"Voices" Art Exhibit Opening at Blue Door Gallery

At the opening reception of the "Voices" exhibit at the Blue Door Art Gallery on July 13th in Yonkers, Senator Stewart-Cousins discovered that one of her former interns is also a talented artist. The "Voices" exhibit, running until August 24th, features folk art, street art, film, photography and performances from local artists. Senator Stewart-Cousins is pictured here at the exhibit with Yonkers resident Naajidah Correll and a piece she sculpted. Ms. Correll is a former intern of the Senator's.

July 13, 2013

Leader Stewart-Cousins with Mayor Tom Roach at the White Plains Independence Day Celebration

Leader Stewart-Cousins attended the City of White Plain's Annual Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 2nd from 6-10PM. The Celebration featured live entertainment and fun for the whole family. Of course, an Independence Day celebration wouldn't be complete with fireworks which illuminated the beautiful night sky of White Plains.

July 12, 2013

Forum/Town Hall: July 11, 2013

You are invited to a Townhall Meeting with Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assemblymember Shelley Mayer for a face-to-face conversation about what we achieved during this year's Legislative Session, and share your ideas on how we can continue to move our community forward. For more information, please call our office at (914) 423-4031.

July 11, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate with friends and family. But its also a time to reflect on our history and the principles upon which our nation was founded.

Equality, freedom, independence and democracy were declared in America on this day and we continue to strive for these ideals. Though the road has been hard, we are proud of the significant progress we have made throughout our history.

So as you enjoy BBQ's, parades and celebrations with loved ones on this gorgeous summer day, please remember how important these ideals are to our nation and do what you can to strive for them

July 4, 2013

Tarrytown Gets Grant for Train Station (Source: Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Patch)

Source: Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Patch

The Village of Tarrytown will be reimbursed $250,000 for building 167 parking spaces at the Tarrytown train station in 2011.

The funding comes from unused multi modal transportation funds that were awarded to the Village in 1999 for a separate project. New York State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins asked for authorization to use the funds after recognizing the need for further parking at the Tarrytown train station.

July 1, 2013

Land Acquired to Decrease Danger at Greenburgh Intersection (Source: Daily Voice)

Source: Daily Voice

Last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed bills authorizing Westchester County to transfer approximately six-tenths of an acre of parkland on the north border of Sprain Ridge Park to the town of Greenburgh for the purpose of making needed safety improvements to the section of Jackson Avenue from the Park entrance to the intersection with North Sprain Road.

June 27, 2013

Safety Improvements to Jackson Ave.

Leader Stewart-Cousins announced the passage of a legislation today which would allow a much needed safety improvement to Jackson Ave. in Greenburgh to move forward, "I was pleased to sponsor this bill and ensure its passage in the New York State Senate. With over 80 accidents and two deaths reported at Jackson Ave. and North Sprain Road in the last three years, it is clear that something must be done to protect residents and motorist. This is not just a matter of improving Jackson Ave., it is a matter of public safety and I was happy to play a role in moving the project forward.

June 26, 2013

Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from the Heat!

New Yorkers are advised today to take safety measures as weather temperatures continue to rise throughout New York State. While the current wave of excessively hot humid weather persists, all New Yorkers are urged to be aware of its dangers and take appropriate precautions. Checking in on elderly neighbors and others who are more vulnerable to the dangers of extreme temperatures could save lives.

June 25, 2013

Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Regarding the Voting Down of Choice Amendment

"No one would believe that in 2013 there were not enough Senators willing to vote to protect the health and equality of women.

In 1970, when choice was first passed in New York, 12 Republican Senators joined a majority of their Democratic colleagues to support this landmark legislation. In our state, women’s health has never been a Republican or Democratic issue. I find it shocking that 43 years later not one Senate Republican stood up for women’s equality."

Click here to view the official press release.

June 21, 2013

Leader Stewart-Cousins on The Brian Lehrer Show (Source: WNYC)

Source: WNYC

Leader Stewart-Cousins was on The Brian Lehrer Show this morning to discuss what still needed to be done before the end of session, including the gambling expansion plan, ethics and campaign finance reform, and the women's equality agenda.

Click here to listen to the show.

June 21, 2013

Leader Stewart-Cousins Secures $250,000 Grant for Parking Spaces at Tarrytown Train Station

Albany, NY - Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins secured a $250,000 grant for the Village of Tarrytown this week to support a parking lot project near the Tarrytown train station.

The grant will reimburse the village for 167 parking spaces built in 2011 on the west side of the tracks near the station.

The grant came from unused transportation funds, known as multi modal funds, awarded to the Village of Tarrytown in 1999 for a separate project.

June 20, 2013