Event Brings Together Agencies, Utilities, Organizations With Residents & Businesses In Need to Create One-Stop Post-Sandy Shop
Conversation on Long-Term Recovery & Preparations Gives New Yorkers a Chance to Make Their Voices Heard as City, State, Federal Governments Plan Next Steps
NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron hosted New York After Sandy, a resource fair and community conversation for NYC residents and businesses yesterday in Brooklyn and Manhattan, bringing together hundreds of New Yorkers.
The one-stop shop connected residents and business owners in need with government agencies, utility companies, social and legal service organizations, volunteer groups, and other organizations that provided help ahead of disaster assistance deadlines. A full list of participating organizations is included below.
Squadron Worked With Advocates, City to Ensure Inclusion of Lower Manhattan
NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron welcomed the news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a request for $13 million to bring the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) to areas of New York City impacted by the storm, including Manhattan, for which Senator Squadron advocated.
Residents who lived in the 12 targeted areas (listed below) on October 27, 2012 can apply for disaster food assistance from December 12th to December 18th from 8:30AM to 6:00PM at 495 Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn. A Staten Island location at New Dorp High School, 465 New Dorp Lane, will also be open from December 14th to December 17th.
Join Senator Squadron, his colleagues, and representatives from government agencies, utility companies, and others who can help you with disaster assistance and address your questions. We'll also discuss opportunities to help out in Sandy's aftermath, and how New York can recover and prepare for future emergencies.
Please RSVP below and contact Senator Squadron's office at 212-298-5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tech Triangle Bus Route to Launch Next Year, Connecting CUSP and Downtown Brooklyn with DUMBO, Navy Yard
BROOKLYN -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron welcomed NYU and NYU-Poly's announcement that the new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) will launch its first programs and host its first class next fall.
For years, Squadron, along with his colleagues, urged the MTA to make use of its nearly-abandoned former headquarters at 370 Jay Street, which the MTA leased from the City.
Beginning last year, Squadron urged the City to award NYU's proposal for an applied science campus at 370 Jay. In April, the proposal was selected as the second Applied Sciences NYC winner.
Join us for Post-Sandy Pop Up Assistance Sites. FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will be on site to answer questions and help residents and businesses apply for disaster assistance. Additional locations and dates will continually be added to this page
Please note that information on this page will be continually updated.
I hope that you and your family are safe in the aftermath of the storm.
It's going to be days and weeks until things are back to normal in parts of our city. In the meantime, it's important to stay safe and make sure you're prepared for the possibility of extended power outages, vastly reduced transit services, and overtaxed city services.
New Law Better Protects Domestic Violence Victims from Repeat Offenders
Squadron Legislation Dedicated to NYPD Officer Killed Responding to Serial Domestic Abuser
ALBANY -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron welcomed the Governor’s signing of a domestic violence omnibus bill, including an "aggravated family offense" provision based on the legislation he introduced last year. The Squadron legislation was dedicated to fallen NYPD Officer Alain Schaberger, who was killed in March 2011 responding to a domestic violence call in Boerum Hill in Squadron's district, by an abuser with a 12-year history of offenses.
Previously, only those who caused serious physical injury or killed their victims faced felony-level charges. There was no way to better protect domestic violence victims from repeat offenders, who were charged with low-level misdemeanors. Now, two domestic violence offenses in five years will count as a Class E felony crime, helping to protect victims and ensure that repeat offenders no longer cycle through the system.
On October 24th, Senator Daniel Squadron and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried -- the sponsors of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) -- hosted a public forum on their pending legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identiy and break down barriers to equality. Full video is available at this link.
The forum brough together transgender New Yorkers and their families, law enforcement, advocates, and public officials from around the state to testify on the obstacles to equality faced by many transgender individuals, and the potential impact of GENDA. The following is a collection of testimony and resources provided by the forum's participating individuals and organizations.
Forum Will Bring Together Transgender New Yorkers, Law Enforcement, Advocates to Discuss Obstacles to Equality and Legislation to Prohibit Discrimination
NEW YORK – On Wednesday, October 24th, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried -- the sponsors of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) -- will host a public forum on the challenges faced by transgender New Yorkers and pending legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.
The forum will bring together transgender New Yorkers, law enforcement, advocates, and public officials from around the state to testify on the obstacles to equality faced by many transgender individuals, and the potential impact of the Squadron-Gottfried legislation. It will be livestreamed at http://tiny.cc/GENDAForumLive. Viewers can Tweet questions with the hashtag #GENDA or email them to GENDAforum@gmail.com.
After Bloodshed Around NYC, Squadron and Advocates Call on Albany to Pass Critical Gun Control Bills, at Site of Recent Shooting
Squadron: Time to Act to Save Lives
NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron joined community and elected officials and advocates to urge a special legislative session in Albany to address the crisis of gun violence in New York City and around the state.
There’s considerable talk these days about bringing state legislators back to Albany for a special legislative session.
There are lots of issues out there for a special session — including a pay raise for legislators. But after dramatic bloodshed in New York City and across the country, there is one issue that seems to be falling through the cracks: gun violence. That’s why we must go back to Albany for a special session.
NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron received the New York State Senate's highest environmental score, in a new voter guide released by EPL/Environmental Advocates.
With a score of 81, Squadron was the Senate's high scorer. EA notes that the Senate's scores were, overall, lower than the Assembly's due to the Senate Republican Majority refusing to bring a number of critical environmental bills to a vote.
NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Pvt. Danny Chen:
"Today we remember and honor the life of Danny Chen. His tragedy and the experience he had serving our country is one that no person should ever have, and my thoughts and prayers remain with his family.
"That is why today, and everyday, we are also reminded that we must do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. If one member of our armed forces is hazing and bullying someone, it sullies the entire armed forces and our values as a nation -- and it simply should not be tolerated.