Senate Democrats Push For More Contracts For Minority And Women Owned Business

New York being ranked at or near the top in the number of African-American-, Hispanic-, and women-owned companies.Stewart-Cousins and Thompson co-chair a Conference task force that is exploring how the MWBE certification process can undergo a “Fast Track,” or expedited process to allow more companies to compete for state contracts.

August 8, 2007

Thompson Hosts Roundtable On New York State's Entertainment Industry Investments

“Our goal is to get these respective companies to comply with a decency public policy statement… We will not beg companies that we invest with to do the right thing; if they do not want to comply, then we will seek those that want to be responsible.”

The Senator will be available for comments and questions afterwards.

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July 31, 2007

State Senator Antoine Thompson To Announce Outcome Of Entertainment Industry Round-table Meeting

New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties) will hold a media availability today, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 12:15 p.m., in Albany to discuss the outcome of a round-table meeting he held on entertainment industry practices.Thompson recently announced that New York State's investment and pension fund holdings in the entertainment industry amount to nearly $3 billion. He arranged today's round-table to open up a dialogue with the industry about eliminating offensive content.WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, at 12:15 p.m.

July 31, 2007

Senate Democratic Task Force Hosts MWBE Roundtable

The Senate Democratic Task Force recently hosted a roundtable discussion on developing a "Fast Track" State certification model for Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs).

The meeting, which was chaired by State Senators Antoine Thompson (D-Buffalo/Niagara Falls) and Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers), brought together lawmakers and MWBE experts from various state agencies and authorities to discuss and examine the issues surrounding local, state and federal certification of MWBEs in order to develop a unified and expedited certification process.

July 25, 2007
July 11, 2007

Senators Smith And Thompson Release Report On New York State's Entertainment Industry Investments

Troubled by the prevalence of offensive and derogatory material in the media, State Senator Antoine Thompson and Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith today released a report Thompson solicited from State Comptroller DiNapoli detailing $2.8 billion worth of state pension fund investments in the entertainment industry.

“Now is the time to have an open dialogue about corporate responsibility and the need to ensure that state government also exercises responsibility with its use of investments,” said Smith (D-Queens).

June 19, 2007

Thompson & Buffalo Bisons Team Up To Sponsor Youth Baseball Clinic

WHY: To address youth on the issues of leadership, teamwork, and the importance of education while providing sports development tips and techniques.

June 18, 2007

Assemblymember Peoples & Senator Thompson To Host Minority And Women Owned Business Enterprises Reception

free of charge and open to the public and is specifically targeted for minority and women-owned (MWBE) businesses, which are certified, eligible for certification, or currently undergoing the certification process. Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson and Michael Jones-Bey, Director for the Division of Minority and Women's Business Development at Empire State Development Corporation, will present New York State’s executive plan for MWBE’s and discuss New York State contracting opportunities.

June 18, 2007

Senator Thompson Calls For Increased Security Measures On College Campuses

has an enormous amount of students on college campuses; we must make sure to do all that we can to protect them,” stated Senator Thompson.

“We must re-evaluate our emergency preparedness plans, and our ability to make technology improve lines of communication…Different campus settings (urban/suburban) call for different plans of action.”

In a letter sent to SUNY Chancellor John R.

June 18, 2007

Thompson Urges Dads To Get Their Yearly “tune Up”


A number of common health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol, can remain undiagnosed for years because they present subtle and vague symptoms, if any at all. Known as silent killers, they quietly damage body organs and tissues, sometimes for years, before reaching the stage where symptoms begin to show.

For uninsured or underinsured individuals, the sticking point may be access to care.

June 8, 2007

Thompson Secures NYS Dot Traffic Safety Study

Senator Thompson requested the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to perform a traffic safety study regarding the Whitehaven Road Overpass entrance and exit to Route 190. The residents are highly concerned about the public safety hazard, as only a stop sign exists for vehicles exiting the thruway. The New York State Thruway Authority and respective Erie County Departments will be involved in the study as well.

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June 8, 2007

Thompson Honors 102year-old Wwii Veteran

Mr. Price is believed to the oldest living Veteran in WNY; he served as a mechanic during WWII with the responsibility of inspecting and testing equipment which was invaluable to the United States in a way that one could not imagine.


June 1, 2007

Awards & Recognition


•  Unity Fellowship CHURCH SOCIAL JUSTICE Award

•  Empire State Pride Agenda Award

•  Citizens Alliance, Inc. Appreciation Award

•  Nature Conservancy- Award for Commitment to Open Space


•     East High School Class of 1979 30th Reunion-acknowledgement of Support

•     Taking it to the Streets- honors and supports Senator Thompson

May 31, 2007

Thompson Receives Leadership In Public Service Award

’s economy and community,” stated Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District.

Other award recipients included Ms. Joan Malone (Joan Malone Award), Ms. Lou Jean Fleron (Norman Harper Award), and the CBTU- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Mentorship Program (Future of Justice Award).

May 14, 2007

Thompson’s Monthly Breakfast Postponed For Memorial Day Weekend Festivities

8:30am. – 10:00am at New Hope Baptist Church, located at 1122 Buffalo Avenue (Niagara Falls, NY). To offer suggestions on topics to discuss or keynote speakers to invite, please call 716-284-5789 or 716-284-5803.


May 9, 2007

“thompson Announces 6th Annual Wny Spelling Bee”



Interested participants have until Wednesday, May 23rd to register for the WNY Spelling Bee. To obtain an application, or for further questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Anna Marie Sinatra at (716) 854-8705. 


May 6, 2007

Thompson & Peoples Proclaim May As Block Club Month In New York State

.”The first year Senator noted that the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls received record 9% increases in municipal aid, equating to respective additional funding of $12,804,032 and $1,419,139.

April 27, 2007

Thompson Responds To Imus Controversy

Buffalo, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator 60th District (Erie & Niagara Counties), expressed his concern and dissatisfaction for the racist and derogatory remarks made by MSNBC talk show host Don Imus towards the mostly black Rugters women’s basketball team."It is astonishing that in this day and age such a public figure would display such ignorance and bigotry." Thompson has been an active member of the NAACP and the Afro-American Historical Association among many other civil rights organizations for years.

April 25, 2007

Thompson Secures Dec Participation With Tonawanda Landfill

The survey will take place in May 2007 and will initially entail walkover radiation surveys to detect the potential presence of radioactive contaminants. Above average findings will lead to more in-depth analysis such as soil sampling and water testing.

April 20, 2007

Thompson Stresses Diversity For Proposed Federal Courthouse to obtain the necessary documentation. The proposed courthouse contract is being offered through the U.S. General Services Administration, and has a scope of working including a 10-story, 264,000 square-foot building with underground parking and has an estimated completion date of summer 2010.

April 10, 2007