State Senator Daniel Squadron emailed us to say he joined with parents, educators and other community members for a Back-to-School forum last month, to discuss education and local schools, highlighting challenges and priorities for this school year.
He also launched a month-long series of community conference calls to follow up on the first-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention he hosted in March.
Last week I also launched the first-ever 25th Senate District Chinese-language hotline, a service that allows Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking constituents to contact my office directly with their concerns.Constituents can access the hotline by calling 917-254-3138 from 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday-Friday.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Thursday, January 26th, 2012
NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement in response to the proposed district lines just released by the Senate Republicans:
Even though the worst of the Republican political shenanigans aren't impacting the district I represent as they are some of my colleagues' districts, the conclusion is undeniable: partisan redistricting is a poisonous process.
Before the 2010 election, every member of the Senate majority pledged to create an independent redistricting process. Now they are breaking the pledge they made to the people and putting politics before their promise. It's no surprise that these politically motivated maps represent the same arrogance as their broken pledge: politicians choosing their constituents, so that constituents lose the power to choose their representatives.
As the Governor has said, any lines drawn in this process must not stand. Voters must make their voices heard now so that their votes can make a difference in November.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Thursday, March 15th, 2012
ALBANY -- Last night, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement upon Senate votes to approve redistricted lines and a constitutional amendment:
Make no mistake, for New Yorkers, these redistricting bills are more of the same old Albany. They mean politicians choosing their constituents, so that constituents have less ability to choose their representatives -- not just for ten years but permanently.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Even in Minority, Squadron Pushes Forward Priorities as Social Services Ranker
ALBANY – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the ranking member and former chair of the Senate Social Services Committee, heralded the $2.5 million allocated for Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) in the state budget, as well as significant investments in other critical social services programs.
Squadron: ALEC Claims to Have Introduced 39 Bills in 2010; Three Current Bills in Senate Closely Based on ALEC Model Legislation
Senator Says ALEC's Activities Appear to Constitute Lobbying Under NY Law and JCOPE Guidance
ALBANY -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the ranking member of the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee, urged the Senate to hold a committee hearing on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its activities that may constitute lobbying and raise questions about its role in the state.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Squadron-Gottfried Legislation Created Task Force to Avoid Tragedies Like Deutsche Bank Fire; Now as Council Holds Hearing, Recommendations Must be Acted On
Squadron, Gottfried: Every Day We Don't Act Means Another Day Lives May Be at Risk
NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and firefighters urged immediate action to close major gaps in the fire and safety codes at hundreds of State-owned buildings around New York City, today outside the scene of the tragic Deutsche Bank fire.
ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding the Republican Majority's refusal to allow a vote on his motion to remove Senator Skelos as leader of the State Senate in today's legislative session:
Elected Officials Continue Push for Access to Multilingual Services and Better Customer Service
NEW YORK – After urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau to revise Verizon’s Lifeline program to include multilingual notices and inform subscribers of recertification and service changes, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, and Council Member Margaret Chin announced that the FCC has agreed to change the recertification process, improve the program, and better serve those with limited English proficiency.