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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN ON PROPOSED SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE COMMITTEE TO SAVE COOPER UNION AND COOPER UNION

Senator Hoylman: Today’s proposed settlement will give Cooper Union the opportunity to repair its reputation amongst students, faculty, and alumni and help restore Peter Cooper’s original promise of an education “open and free to all.”

September 2, 2015
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We Did It! Neighborhood Saves Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center

After push from Greenwich Village seniors, elected officials and community leaders, Our Lady of Pompeii signs new lease with beloved senior center

August 14, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Demands Craigslist Crack Down on Sale of Ivory

Recent Report Shows Craigslist is a Trading Hub for Endangered Animal Parts like Elephant Ivory 

Calls on Founder Craig Newmark to Follow Competitors and Better Publicize Prohibitions, Invest in Filtering Software 

Hoylman: “Craigslist owes the public an explanation why it won’t stop the black market sale of endangered animal parts on its platform”

August 12, 2015
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August 10, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Applauds President Obama's Plan to Curb Climate Change

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), Ranking Member of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, said: “President Obama should be applauded for unveiling the strongest federal climate action plan ever proposed. The administration's new standards will aggressively cut carbon pollution, and represent the biggest step forward we have taken as a nation to combat global climate change. Here in New York, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has provided demonstrable proof that environmental leadership can translate into economic growth as well as critical ecological and public health benefits.

August 3, 2015
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Senator Hoylman's Op-Ed on the Boy Scouts of America's Piecemeal Approach to Ending Gay Discrimination

Click here to read Senator Hoylman's op-ed published in The Guardian on July 29, 2015.

The Boy Scouts won't discriminate against gay men — but their affiliates will

By Brad Hoylman

Segregation is at its most insidious when it is justified under the pretext of official progress. If Jim Crow-era “separate but equal” racial segregation and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the failed military policy banning LGBT soldiers from serving openly, taught America anything, it’s that.

July 29, 2015
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Hoylman Statement on Boy Scouts of America Vote to End Ban on Gay Adult Leaders

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “In my first month in office, I wrote to the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America and insisted that they remove any barriers to participation in the organization based on sexual orientation.

July 27, 2015
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Passage of Legislation Authorizing State to Protect Nail and Beauty Salon Workers

I recently joined Governor Cuomo at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library in Midtown for the launch of a nail salon industry consumer education event to inform the public about workers’ rights and ensure that business owners live up to their responsibilities and obligations under the law. This initiative by Governor Cuomo follows reports in the New York Times exposing the unsafe working conditions that plague employees in the nail salon industry. Along with Assembly Member Ron Kim, I introduced legislation (S5748/A7630) that would provide the New York Secretary of State with the necessary tools to take action to end unlicensed or uninsured business activities and to impose stringent fines on bad operators.

July 20, 2015
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25 New York Senators Call On General Electric to Commit to Full Cleanup of Hudson River after Decades-Long Dumping of Toxic PCBs

Senator Hoylman and 24 Colleagues from Both Parties Send Letters to CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Gov. Cuomo Urging G.E. to Go Beyond Its Court-Mandated Dredging Requirement

Hoylman: “Anything less than a full cleanup would be a dereliction of G.E.’s corporate and civic responsibility to the people of New York.”

NEW YORK – Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), ranking member of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, and 24 of his colleagues in the State Senate are calling on corporate giant General Electric (G.E.) to commit to a full remediation of the Hudson River after its decades-long dumping of toxic PCB chemicals.

July 17, 2015
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June 30, 2015
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Hoylman Hails Passage of His Legislation to Require Translation of Domestic Violence Complaints

Bill introduced in response to tragic death of Deisy Garcia, whose domestic incident reports languished because they were written in Spanish  

June 26, 2015
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NEW YORK’S ONLY OPENLY GAY SENATOR HAILS U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION ON MARRIAGE

Hoylman: “As a gay husband and father, I’m extremely proud to be an American today.” 

State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “As a gay husband and father, I’m extremely proud to be an American today. Today’s Supreme Court decision affirms the legal, cultural and social validity of my family throughout the entire country. As a Senator representing one of the largest LGBT communities in the world, I couldn’t be more grateful to the litigants and their attorneys – including former colleague Mary Bonauto of GLAD and my dear friend Doug Hallward-Driemeier of Ropes & Gray – and for pressing this momentous case forward. LGBT couples everywhere will now enjoy the same basic civil right that New York State granted back in 2011.

June 26, 2015
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Senator Brad Hoylman Partners With U.S. Fish and Wildlife And NYS DEC to Destroy More than One Ton of Illegal Ivory in Times Square

"Ivory Crush" event, initiated by Senator Hoylman, seeks to raise awareness about illegal ivory trade and wildlife crimes against elephants

Hoylman: "An elephant is killed every 15 minutes. If we are to protect this magnificent species from extinction we need to raise awareness about the trade of illegal ivory and choke off consumer demand."

June 19, 2015
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SENATOR HOYLMAN DENOUNCES REPUBLICANS' REVAMPED 'CHILD SAFE PRODUCTS ACT'; DROPS COSPONSORSHIP OF LEGISLATION

Hoylman: "We shouldn't compromise on safety, especially for kids. This proposal is a pale imitation of a bill that would have gone a long way toward protecting our children from toxic toys." 

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), Ranking Member of the Environmental Conservation Committee, denounced a new version of the Child Safe Products Act put forward by Senate Republicans and announced he would drop his co-sponsorship of the legislation.

June 16, 2015
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Assembly Member Glick and Senator Hoylman Pass Legislation to Expand Tuberculosis Testing

New bill passed by both houses comes amid news of XDR-TB, a new drug resistant strain of Tuberculosis

ALBANY – Today, the New York State Legislature passed legislation introduced by Assembly Member Deborah Glick and Senator Brad Hoylman (A.7034/S.103) to expand tuberculosis testing by allowing registered nurses to administer tests without needing a patient specific order from a licensed physician or nurse practitioner. The bill, which passed the Assembly today and the State Senate on June 10, comes amid recent reports of a new drug resistant strain of TB called XDR-TB.

June 16, 2015
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