Senator Adams joined the Metropolitan Bar Association and the International Youth Association at Beulah Church of the Nazarene, where they provided free Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival application assistance.
Senator Adams joined organizers and young people from the newly formed Brooklyn Youth Marines Cadets, who held their first winter promotion ceremony. Brooklyn Youth Marine Cadets is an extracurricular youth enrichment organization. The program offers character development leadership training, military customs and courtesies, community service, and physical fitness.
Senator Adams, along with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, Councilmembers Stephen Levin and Diana Reyna, representatives of Borough President Marty Markowitz and Councilmember Brad Lander joined 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the New York State Nurses Association, LICH nurses and caregivers, and community members to rally in support of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Long Island College Hospital (LICH), and the hospital’s other affiliates – which are vital to Brooklyn’s already-underserved residents.
Senator Adams was one of the guest speakers at the Community 2 Community commemoration event, where he spoke about the educational efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Community 2 Community is a non-profit service organization, to give these individuals a place to come together and share their expertise in a variety of areas – from education to medicine and from carpentry to communications – toward C2C’s goal of establishing lasting change in Haïti, and ultimately, other communities ravaged by chaos.
Statement from State Senator Eric Adams regarding the audit of SUNY Downstate
Yesterday the state comptroller released an audit of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which showed that the hospital lost $275.8 million in 2011 and projected 2012 losses could reach $200 million. The audit was made at the request of Sen. Eric Adams of Brooklyn.
Statement from State Senator Eric Adams regarding the recent passage of gun control legislation
Yesterday Governor Cuomo signed into law a package of gun control measures designed to protect New Yorkers against preventable violence. A number of these measures were encouraged by and drafted from legislation proposed by Senator Eric Adams, including efforts to close loopholes in the state’s assault weapons ban and to prevent the use of high-capacity ammunition clips.