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Tomorrow, Saturday, July 21, State Senator Eric Adams will be joined by the first Russian-born New York State legislator, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, other officials from State and City government, and members of the community to commemorate the life of slain Police Officer Russel Timoshenko. Senator Adams invites everyone to participate in the vigil and silent walk, beginning at 10:30am in front of the 71st Precinct, located on the corner of Empire Blvd. and New York Ave. The silent walk will conclude at Lefferts Ave.

July 19, 2007
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New York City - Students At Ebbets Field Middle School In Brooklyn, New York Get Internet Smart

On Monday, June 25, 2007, 6th grade students at Ebbets Field Middle School 352 in Brooklyn, New York presented their lessons on Illegal Music Downloading, Keeping Personal Information Private and Social Networking to faculty and NY State Senator Eric Adams, highlighting their use of Cablevision's Power to Learn Internet Smarts curriculum.Senator Adams announced the availability of free Triple Play for Education technology to all schools in his district.

July 5, 2007
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Senator Adams: Changes In Epic Means Seniors Save By Enrolling In Medicare Drug Program

State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today announced that changes set to begin on July 1 in New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program represent a win-win situation for New York seniors. EPIC, a state-sponsored program to help seniors afford the high cost of prescription drugs, currently serves more than 360,000 New Yorkers. "EPIC is by far one of our greatest success stories," Senator Adams said. "It’s hard to improve upon a program that helps seniors save, on average, over 80 percent of the costs of their prescriptions.

June 28, 2007
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Terrorist Treasury

NEW YORK—Gathered at the United Nations, the seat of international cooperation, Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), joined by Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Senator Toby Stavisky (D-Queens), and Senator Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) released an analysis of New York State pension fund assets invested in companies that do business with nations on the U.S. Department of State’s list of terrorist nations: Syria, Iran, Sudan, and North Korea.

June 17, 2007
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Senator Adams Encourages Parents And Guardians To Prevent Childhood Poisoning

In recognition of National Safety Month, an annual event held in June, State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today urged New York parents and guardians to take steps to poison-proof their homes in an effort to prevent accidental poisonings among young children. "We like to think of our homes as bastions of safety in an unsafe world, but in reality, homes can be an exceedingly dangerous place, especially for little ones," said Senator Adams.

June 7, 2007
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Senator Adams Introduces Legislation Creating Crime Of Unlawful Sale Of Ammunition

Saying it is important to limit the sale of ammunition to those who have legal firearms licenses, State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today announced he has introduced legislation that would create the crime of the unlawful sale of ammunition."It is only logical to require any purchaser of ammunition to produce a valid firearms license for a weapon that uses that type of ammunition," Senator Adams said.The Brooklyn lawmaker, a 22-year veteran of the New York Police Department, said store owners would be charged with a Class C felony under his proposal.

May 1, 2007
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Senator Adams Unveils Legislation To Improve Gun Crime Tracking Methods

New York.- New York State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) announced today two bills to improve efforts in the prevention and prosecution of gun-related crime through novel ammunition tracking and registration methods. Senator Adams was joined by New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith, state senators Eric T.

March 18, 2007
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Senator Adams Praises New Ethics Reform Package

State Senator Eric Adams (D- Brooklyn) applauded an agreement on a series of reforms that will strengthen ethics laws and practices in Albany. "For years, SenateMinority have been at the forefront of efforts to change the way we do business in Albany. Now we have a partner in Governor Spitzer who will use his tremendous mandate to reform State Government," Senator Adams said.

February 22, 2007
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Senator Adams: Routine Screenings Greatly Reduce Women's Chances Of Developing Cervical Cancer

As January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month, State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today encouraged all adult women to take advantage of regular Pap smear screenings, which test for cancer of the cervix. "One of the great success stories in women's health is our ability to detect cervical cancer very early, in its most curable stage," Senator Adams said.

January 25, 2007
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Senator Adams Calls For New York To Defend Women's Reproductive Rights

In honor of the recent anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision which ruled that a woman's relationship with her doctor was a private affair, State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today warned of the continued challenge to women's reproductive rights posed by an increasingly conservative Supreme Court. "It's been 34 years since the country's highest court wisely handed down its decision that women's health care should be in the hands of women and their physicians, not politicians, " Senator Adams said.

January 24, 2007
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Senator Adams Calls On Majority-controlled Senate To Reform Its Rules To Make Legislature More Open And Democratic

Albany, NY – Newly-elected State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today urged the Majority-controlled Senate to deliver on their promise of reform by fundamentally changing the current rules of the Senate. His proposals include significantly increasing participation of rank-and-file members, raising ethical standards by recording each vote, providing equal resources to each member, and making it easier for senators to get their legislation voted on.

January 17, 2007
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