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Senator Bill Perkins Joins The New York Branch of The NAACP Phenomenal Women’s Award Ceremony | Honoring The Mothers Of The Central Park Five

Senator Bill Perkins Joins The New York Branch of The NAACP Phenomenal Women’s Award Ceremony | Honoring The Mothers Of The Central Park Five

 

On Sunday, March 23rd, Senator Bill Perkins joined with NAACP New York Branch President Randy Tucker in honoring the mothers of the "Central Park 5" (Gracie Cuffee, Linda McCray, Milagros Nelson {posthumously}, Sharonne Salaam and Delores “Dee” Wise) at the NAACP New York Branch Phenomenal Women's Award Ceremony.  The well attended event took place at St. Luke's AME Church in the presence of a crowd of community supporters and leaders, parishioners, family and friends. 

 

March 24, 2014
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Statement Of Senator Bill Perkins | New York State DREAM Act

Statement Of Senator Bill Perkins | New York State DREAM Act
“A Dream Deferred Is Not Dead”

As the first sponsor of the DREAM Act in New York State—thanks in singular measure to the unstinting advocacy of the “undocumented” dreamers of the Youth Leadership Council (YLC)—I have taken a few days to reflect upon the events that unfolded late Monday afternoon.

Unquestionably a dream was deferred, despite the fact that a majority of Senators present voted for the DREAM Act; the final vote was 30 for the measure and 29 against. A majority generally rules—in the schoolyard, in the boardroom and at the ballot box—just not in the New York State Senate where a coalition rules.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Perkins holds press conference to announce public forum on state superfund sites!

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Contact:  Cordell Cleare 212-222-7315

 

August 15, 2012
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Undocumented Youth Reach Final Destination!

For Immediate Release-Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us| 212-222-7315

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012
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Senator Perkins Announces Launch of “Jobs Express” Website to Assist Unemployed New Yorkers Find Work

For Immediate Release    Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@nysenate.gov| 212-222-7315

Senator Perkins Announces Launch of “Jobs Express” Website toAssist Unemployed New Yorkers Find Work

November 4, 2011
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September 28, 2011
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Senator Perkins Urges Governor to Protect Tenants

News from ……                Senator Bill PerkinsFor Immediate Release: April 28, 2011Contact: Cordell Cleare 212 -222-7315

Senator Perkins Urges Governor to Protect TenantsSenator Bill Perkins, (D) 30th District Urges Governor to be a Real Reformer

April 28, 2011
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Senator Bill Perkins’ Thoughts On Enhancing New York’s Rent Regulations

The New York rent regulation laws protect the security of over one million household, which contributes a lot protecting the economic vitality of the region.  To allow these protections to lapse, eliminating our major source of affordable housing would mean certain disaster. Disaster has happened before and it can happen here, unless we work to avoid what’s obvious.

February 24, 2011
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February 16, 2011
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November 29, 2010
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Governor signs historic clean air legislation sponsored by Sen. Perkins

For Immediate Release July 22, 2010Contact:  Cordell Cleare 212-222-7315

Oil, Environmentalists, Industry, Labor Join Senator Bill Perkins for a Healthy New York Governor signs historic clean air legislation sponsored by Sen. Perkins

July 22, 2010
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June 18, 2010
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Public Hearing -- "Benefit Corporations: Expanding the Corporate Purpose"

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATEBill Perkins, ChairNew York State Senate Standing Committee onCorporations, Authorities & Commissions“Benefit Corporations: Expanding the Corporate Purpose”

June 15, 2010
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Charters vs. public schools: Behind the numbers

May 24, 2010

The Washington Post

OTHER NEWS MEDIA REFERENCES ON CHARTER SCHOOLS

Charters vs. public schools: Behind the numbers

By Valerie Strauss

Charter school advocates often like to say that many of these schools do a better job than nearby public schools with the same population of students.

May 26, 2010
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