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Town Hall: Solitary Confinement in NY Prisons

Town Hall Meeting hosted by State Senator Bill Perkins with a Panel Discussion and Public Dialogue on Solitary Confinement in New York State and City Prisons with state and local legislators, advocates, the formerly incarcerated, and family members. Panel discussion moderated by Jean Casella, Co-Editor of Solitary Watch, with Jack Beck, Director of Prison Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York, Dilcio Acosta, Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement, Sarah Kerr, Staff Attorney of The Legal Aid Society Prisoners' Rights Project, and Lisa Ortega, JAC, New York City Jails Action Coalition. 

October 10, 2012
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October 4, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Deferred Action for DREAMers

 

Enclosed is a PowerPoint presentation created by the New York Immigration Coalition that provides information on President Obama's recent initiative entitled "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals".

 

File: 
Deferred Action for DREAMers.pdf

August 29, 2012
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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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August 17, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Governor Cuomo, Stop Fracking Around with Our Health

Friday, August 10, 2012 12:00 am

By -- STATE SEN. BILL PERKINS, New York Amsterdam News

I’m New York State Sen. Bill Perkins; I’m opposed to hydrofracking because it puts our children’s future at risk. New York City residents have a tremendous stake in whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo allows hydrofracking in New York. This dangerous method of natural gas drilling threatens our water, air, food and health. Along with a growing number of elected officials, local leaders and community organizations, I have come to the conclusion that fracking is not safe and should be banned statewide.

August 10, 2012
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Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children

 

June 15, 2012

MEMORANDUM FOR:

David V. Aguilar Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionAlejandro Mayorkas Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesJohn Morton Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

FROM:

Janet Napolitano

SUBJECT:

Exercising Proset¢orial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children

File: 
s1-exercising-prosecutorial-discretion-individuals-who-came-to-us-as-children.pdf

August 8, 2012
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August 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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June 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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June 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Dabney N. Montgomery

Dabney N. Montgomery was born in Selma, Alabama on April 18, 1923, to Dred and Lula Anderson Montgomery.

May 18, 2012
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Sue Susman

Sue Susman is known as “communications central” for concerns involving affordable housing in New York City. She has been a driving force in tackling issues in her Upper West Side Manhattan neighborhood ranging from wheelchair accessibility to new building developments.

May 15, 2012
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April 26, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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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