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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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100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

On March 8, 2011 the New York State Senate unanimously adopted a resolution, introduced by Senator Bill Perkins,  that honors and recognizes International Women's Day.

March 8, 2011
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March 13, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Local Dems Stand With Wisconsin Unions

By Tara MacIsaacEpoch Times Staff

NEW YORK—Republicans and Democrats across the nation are increasingly polarized on the issue of collective bargaining rights for unions. In New York, the Democratic majority tips the legislative scale in favor of unions. However, New York Democrats remain wary of the events in Wisconsin and have vowed not to become too complacent....

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March 1, 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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Pols Seek Answers in Housing Crime Rise

Pols Seek Answers in Housing Crime Rise

By: Tina MooreDaily News Staff Writer Elected officials want an emergency meeting with Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea in response to a Daily News report on a crime spike in public housing.

"We believe there is much more crime than has been revealed," Harlem state Sen. Bill Perkins said yesterday.

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February 15, 2011
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February 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Resolution Honoring Howard Dodson

On January 31, 2011 the New York Senate adopted a resolution honoring Howard Dodson, upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

February 8, 2011
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February 1, 10:00 AM - June 30, 6:00 PM
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