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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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DREAM Act Draws Fire at Senate Hearing

DREAM Act Draws Fire at Senate Hearing

By: Simon Garron-Caine, Staff Writter for the Legislative Gazette

April 28, 2011
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April 29, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Perkins Stands Up with Colleagues to Advocate for Rent Regulation

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Senator Perkins held a press conference with Senate and Assembly colleagues to advocate for the continuation of rent regualtion in order to help protect over 2,000,000 New Yorkers.

 

April 13, 2011
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Senator Perkins and the New York State Youth Leadership Council Stand With Immigrants

Senator Perkins and the New York State Youth Leadership Council Stand With ImmigrantsThis video clip is of Senator Perkins (D-Harlem) standing with the NYSYLC, a network of undocumented youth, and all immigrants in New York to affirm their humanity.

**Below is a copy of the press release announcing the press conference**

April 11, 2011
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Resolution Honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (J1185)

April 5, 2011 - Senate resolution honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (J1185)

April 5, 2011
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Resolution Honoring Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (J1184)

April 5, 2011 - Senator Bill Perkins' session comments on the resolution (J1184).

April 5, 2011
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April 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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State bill revives pieces of DREAM Act for illegal immigrants - access to financial aid, work

BY Erica PearsonDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERThursday, March 24th 2011, 4:00 AM

A new bill in the state Legislature would make college life easier for undocumented immigrant students - giving them benefits like financial aid and driver's licenses.

Unlike the federal DREAM Act that died in the Senate last year, the Albany bill wouldn't provide a path to citizenship - but advocates say it would be life-changing for the more than 10,000 undocumented kids who graduate New York high schools each year.

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March 24, 2011
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Bill Seeks to Expand Rights for New York’s Immigrants

By KIRK SEMPLEThree months after the defeat of the Dream Act, a Congressional bill that would have provided a path to legal residency for young illegal immigrants, a state senator from New York City has introduced his own version of the legislation in Albany.

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March 24, 2011
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Letter to President Obama

On February 23, 2011, Senator Bill Perkins wrote to President Obama to extend his sincerest congratulations regarding the recent decision of the President to no longer defend the draconian 'Defense of Marriage Act'. 

File: 
Letter to President Obama- DOMA.pdf

March 15, 2011
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Education is a right not a privilege

On March 15, 2011 Senator Pekins joined with advocates in the State Capitol Building to fight for education.

March 15, 2011
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Senator Perkins Passes Legislation to Protect Victims of Sexual Abuse

For many generations sexual assault was not treated as seriously as it should have been.  It used to be that sex assailants could attack someone up to three times before being put on the official sexual predators list.  If the assaults happened over a period longer than ten years, the attacker was still kept off of the predators list. But no more.

File: 
S.1365.pdf

March 8, 2011
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