May has been dubbed National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month. While New York City is 43rd on the list of most challenging places to live for individuals with allergies and 48th on the list of most challenging places to live for individuals with asthma, there are still steps we can take to alleviate the suffering of those with seasonal sensitivities and asthma.
Allergies involve more than just pollen, however. Food allergies have become a constant part of our collective health concerns. The U.S. Food Allergy Labeling Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) now requires food labels to clearly identify all allergen ingredients (even if it's a spice or flavoring), and to discourage labels with ‘may contain' statements.
Senator Adams convened an Artist Summit: Conversations with the Brooklyn Arts Community, which was moderated by Danny Simmons. Issues concerning the influence of different art mediums in Brooklyn were discussed. Otto Neals was also honored for his years of artistic contributions to the community.
Senator Adams states: "This kind of disgusting hatred has no place in Brooklyn, a borough that was built on diversity. And to desecrate mazuzahs on the day we remember those who died during the Holocaust is unforgivable. When the perpetrators of this hate crime are caught -- and I'm confident they will be -- they should face the maximum penalty under the law."
Senator Eric Adams and the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) are teaming up during April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month to remind New Yorkers to take action when it comes to child abuse and neglect. Through this partnership, they created a campaign entitled “One Simple Step Can Change a Child’s Life,” which urges anyone who suspects or learns of child abuse to call the N.Y.S. Child Abuse Hotline at 1 (800) 342-3720. Reporting abuse is a simple yet vital first step in getting a child help and keeping them safe.
Click here for more tips and information about preventing child abuse on the CAPP website.
NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM (CAPP) WILL USE LIFE-SIZED PUPPETS TO KICK OFF NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH INITIATIVE
NYS Senator Eric Adams will partner with the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) to bring awareness to both adults and children on how to properly identify and report child abuse during Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month. CAPP's Child Safety Workshops use life-sized puppets to teach children how to recognize, resist and report abuse. This year, an emphasis will be placed on educating adults on the importance of proper reporting procedures, particularly through social media channels.
Join us for the campaign launch of “One Simple Step Can Change a Child’s Life”:
Senator Adams hosted and moderated the Women's History Month panel discussion entitled "Women, Money and Power." Influential women of today in New York City shared their experiences in their field of expertise.
April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. It is a sober reminder, even as the springtime weather brings optimism and good cheer, that there are those helpless souls who are trapped in situations beyond comprehension: under the boot of physical, mental, verbal, or psychological abuse. While it is easy to turn away and say, “Well, it’s not my kid,” we must be our neighbors’ keepers and be aware of possible abuses to minors and those who cannot defend themselves. Whether by loved ones, trusted authority figures, or strangers, child abuse cannot be tolerated.
Senator Adams attended the TD Bank Women's History Month Reception and Awards Recognition Event. Women who have made history by making a difference, were honored for being the “first” to achieve in a particular area.
State Senator Eric Adams hosted the 2nd "Digging Up Da Sistah Roots 2": A Tribute to LGBT Women Legends & Icons of African Descent & their Allies. This tribute recognized the contributions of proud LGBT Women of African Descent & their Allies who lived and celebrated their sexuality from the 70’s and beyond. Sharing their "herstory" as they reflect on their many challenges, good times and how the LGBT community has progressed.