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Yonkers Riverfront Library Women's History Month Event "She Did and So Can You!"

(Yonkers - March 14th) March is Women's History Month. A great way to spend it? Inspriring the next generation to be leaders! On March 14th the Senator, along with Assemblymember Shelley Mayer, spoke at the Yonkers Riverfront Library Women's History Month Event "She Did and So Can You! " The Girl Scouts and others joined the celebration of women leaders.

March 30, 2015
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New Rochelle YMCA's Lifesaver Campaign Fundraiser

(New Rochelle - March 26th) The New Rochelle YMCA's Lifesaver campaign continues as they seek to raise funds to make necessary repairs to the facility's pool. You can learn more about the campaign by clicking here. Pictured with YMCA Executive Director Julie Gallanty, Bob Marrone of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and morning personality on WVOX-AM, and other supporters.

March 30, 2015
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Westchester National Association of Social Workers Annual Awards Dinner

(New Rochelle - March 26th) The Senator at the Westchester Division of the National Association of Social Workers Annual Awards Dinner, honoring Polly Kerrigan, LCSW; Patricia Lemp, LCSW; Bob Schavrien, LCSW; Damon K. Jones; Social Work Services at Woodside School, Peekskill CSD; and Mariam Elraza.

March 28, 2015
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State Senate 2014 Veteran's Hall of Fame Bill Moye Turns 100!

(New Rochelle - March 26th) Senator Stewart-Cousins celebrated the 100th birthday of Bill Moye of New Rochelle. He's a World War II veteran that the Senator inducted into the State Senate's Veteran's Hall of Fame in 2014. The New Rochelle Housing Authority held a celebration.

March 27, 2015
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Statement From Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Minimum Wage

“As more and more items are being removed from this year’s State Budget, I am especially concerned that efforts to increase the minimum wage seemed to have stalled. Now is the time to help the hard working men and women who are struggling because of our already inadequately low minimum wage. We cannot miss another opportunity to help lift over 1.1 million New Yorkers out of poverty, and finally pass a meaningful minimum wage increase with indexing."

March 27, 2015
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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins On Education Funding

“Funding for New York State schools should not be held hostage due to the ongoing debate over how best to reform our education system. Our state’s students need help and we have a responsibility to ensure their schools are provided necessary funding immediately. Any delays or excuses to avoid adequate funding will simply hurt our students and that is unacceptable.”

March 26, 2015
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Statement From Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins On Assembly Passage Of Women’s Reproductive Health Legislation

“I congratulate Speaker Heastie and the State Assembly for passing common sense legislation that will protect women’s rights. It is deeply disappointing that the Senate Republicans continue to stand against efforts to simply codify the Roe v. Wade decision into New York State law. Unfortunately, my Senate Republican colleagues have taken a step backwards. In 1970, when the issue of reproductive health was first passed in New York, 12 Republican Senators joined a majority of their Democratic colleagues to support this landmark legislation. Today, apparently not one Republican Senator will stand up for full equality for women.”

March 25, 2015
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St. Anthony School Students Touring the State Capitol

(Albany - March 23rd) Leader Stewart-Cousins met with 5th graders from St. Anthony School in Yonkers who are studying government. The students were touring the State Capitol to learn more about how New York State government operates. 

March 25, 2015
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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins On Education

“As discussions regarding a commission to reform New York’s education system continue and details begin to emerge, it is becoming clear that this potential commission is unworkable. Any commission created to review and amend our education system must be balanced and include representation from all stakeholders, not simply a select few. The priorities of this commission should be to improve the quality of education our students receive, and not simply continue the demonization of teachers.”

March 25, 2015
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Paideia School 15 4th Annual Read Aloud Day

(Yonkers - March 20th) Senator Stewart-Cousins enjoyed her time reading to the students of Paideia School 15 in Yonkers at their annual Read Aloud Day.

March 23, 2015
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Meeting Commanding General Stephen Townsend

(Albany - March 17th) This week, the State Senate welcomed the Commander of the 10th Mountain Division, Army Major General Stephen Townsend, for Fort Drum Day. Fort Drum is home to 38,000 soldiers and family members, and is the largest Army post north of North Carolina and east of the Mississippi River. The Leader met with Commanding General Townsend and thanked him for his service.

March 19, 2015
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

File: 
Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors.pdf

March 19, 2015
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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Ethics Reform

 "The Senate Democratic Conference has always been the most aggressive advocates of comprehensive ethics reforms. We look forward to reviewing  the legislation when it is finalized.” 

March 18, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Releases 2015-16 State Budget Priorities

Yonkers, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and her Senate colleagues have released their 2015-16 State Budget priorities. The priorities include: adding another $2 billion in funding for education; increasing the minimum wage; creating more affordable housing and job opportunities through capital projects; increasing aid to local municipalities to help reduce property taxes; increased funding for EPIC, the prescription drug plan for seniors, and for kinship care. The list of priorities were included in a budget letter to the republican Senate Majority Leader.

March 18, 2015
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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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