On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Senator Adams introduced a resolution mourning the tragic, senseless and untimely death of 19-year-old Pvt. Danny Chen who, after allegedly being the target of racial bullying by some of his peers, took his own life in October of 2011.The Senator expressed the hope that New York State, a state that relishes in and celebrates its diversity, would send a strong message that all members of our armed forces – regardless of race, gender or religion – should be shown the greatest of appreciation and welcomed as Americans fighting for the freedom and security of all mankind.
Albany, NY—Today, the New York State Chapter of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns (SLAIGNY) held its first meeting of 2012 and announced the election of Senator Eric Adams, Assemblymember Michelle Schimel, and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh as Co-Chairs of the group’s Steering Committee.
SLAIG is planning to hold additional educational forums, meetings, and other events throughout the year. The group is committed to working together to find innovative ways to prevent illegal gun violence.
Senator Eric Adams attended Assemblymember Felix Ortiz's Fourth Lunar New Year Celebration in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Families enjoyed an afternoon of music, dancing, games and fun activities. Senator Adams is joined by elected officials and community partners.
"Imagine going to sleep one night in the bedroom that you have enjoyed for over 20 years – only to wake up the next morning to discover that someone has arbitrarily relocated your bedroom into someone else's home. This is precisely how I felt when the Republican Party targeted and gerrymandered me for being too outspoken for the communities that I represent. Yes, their response was to gerrymander me out of my own district.
New York State legislators Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, and Assemblyman Karim Camara held a press conference to call for changes in the governance of the Atlantic Yards project, the development that includes the Barclay Arena, future home of the New York Nets.
"It is regrettable that what should have been a joyous and memorable occasion for new parents and their families was turned into affont at Lenox Hill Hospital on January 6. In an effort to secure the privacy of a celebrity couple - who themselves had just witnessed the birth of their daughter unperturbed, Neil Coulon was allegedly denied access to visit his wife and newborn daughters in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
David Johnson, long time aide for former Governor David Paterson, held a press conference with Rev. Al Sharpton and a group of women ministers and elected officials to announce an initiative that Mr. Johnson will lead to speak with inner city youth about how to avoid some of the pitfalls that can harm their future aspirations.
Mr. Johnson announced his joining "Fully Persuaded For Children and Families," a non-profit organization that focuses on responsible decision-making and conflict resolution for improved family structures in our society.
NYS Senator Eric Adams, a coalition of leaders from the Hasidic, African-American and Asian community, and other elected leaders responded to the Christmas Day death of Ms. Donna Fountain by announcing the donation of $25,000 toward a scholarship fund for Ms. Fountain's son.
Ms. Fountain was killed by a hit and run driver as she was returning home to spend the holiday with her son. A list of Ms. Fountain's dreams was discovered at the scene of the accident, one of which was to ensure that her son graduates from college. In memory of her dedication and commitment to a better life for her son, elected officials and community leaders from the Hasidic, African-American, and Asian community are uniting to financially help fulfill this dream.
Today, Senator Eric Adams issued "Clergy Crisis Response Jackets" to the members of Brooklyn's 67th Precinct Clergy Council, nicknamed "The God Squad" The membership is comprised of local pastors and ministers who participate in activities that assist the community, advise on community concerns and support the personnel of the 67th Precinct. The 67th Precinct Clergy Council Crisis Team’s new initiative will dispatch 10-man teams in high crime areas to visit victims’ families, provide prayer and spiritual counsel, and help improve interactions between the community and law enforcement. This initiative will facilitate a beneficial working relationship between clergy, law enforcement and community.
Senator Eric Adams was one of the keynote speakers at the 1st Annual Van Vicker Foundation Leadership Empowerment Conference. He expounded on the the topic "Identifying Potentials and Developing Confidence", giving inspiring and motivating words of encouragement to all who attended.
Senator Eric Adams, Senator Jeffrey Klein and other elected officials held a press conference to call upon the Governor to include funding for foreclosure prevention services in the 2012-2013 budget. Last year, the budget did not include any funding for foreclosure prevention services. Many New Yorkers are facing foreclosure on their homes, affecting communities all over the State.
On Thursday, November 10, Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Richard Aborn of the Citizens Crime Commission and Len Levitt, a police reporter who writes for the website NYPD Confidential, discussed whether the New York City Police Department needs more oversight with Inside City Hall's host, Errol Louis.
On Sunday, November 13, State Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel held a press conference and led a tolerance walk to denounce the anti-Semitic hate crime that occurred in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.
Senator Adams attended the Investors Bank Brooklyn Boro-Park Branch VIP Reception where he met Kevin Cummings, President (pictured above) and Chief Executive Officer and Domenick A. Cama, Sr. Executive Vice President of the Bank (pictured below).