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Senator Eric Adams and Community Leaders Request Meeting with Timothy Cardinal Dolan Over Police Practices

NYS Senator Eric Adams and community leaders sent a letter to Timothy Cardinal Dolan to request a meeting with him to solicit his voice around the NYPD stop and frisk practices. The group will also speak with the Cardinal about the police policies of spying on Muslim groups. The meeting is not without precedent.  As a police officer, Senator Adams solicited the help of Cardinal O’Connor to addressed tensions between the communities of color and the NYPD.

February 28, 2012
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Senator Adams Attends the Watchful Eye and Medgar Evers College Leadership Breakfast for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Senator Adams attended the Watchful Eye and Medgar Evers College Leadership Breakfast for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, for a discussion among clergy, elected officials and other leaders with the goal of re-energizing the leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. February 7, 2012 marked the 12th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. Senator Adams provided an encouraging message of inspiration to those in attendance.

February 21, 2012
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Senator Adams Shows His Support for Workers at a Local Supermarket.

Outraged members of the Kensington community stood up with Senator Eric Adams and City Councilmember Brad Lander in support of workers at a local supermarket who have been the victims of wage-theft and unfair treatment. Current and former employees have reported working for excessively long work weeks for less than minimum wage and harassment by store managers at the Golden Farm Supermarket. Since December, neighborhood activists have collected more than 500 postcards from local Kensington residents in support of the workers and let their voices be heard at the rally in front of the Supermarket.

February 21, 2012
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Senator Adams Participates in a Panel Discussion Regarding the Stop, Question and Frisk Procedure.

Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries participated in a panel discussion regarding the Stop, Question and Frisk procedure. Both legislators co-sponsored legislation in 2010 and provided their expertise and views about this issue.

February 21, 2012
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From Senator Eric Adams..THANK YOU!

THANK YOU for putting the pressure on the Senate Republicans!  Your voices matter!

The Senate Republicans have decided to honor Whitney Houston for her contributions when the Legislature returns from its two-week mid-winter break.

In addition, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered that flags be flown half staff on state government buildings on the day of Whitney Houston's funeral.  Although his decision is receiving much criticism, Governor Christie plans to sign an executive order to honor Ms. Houston.

February 16, 2012
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Statement from NYS Senator Eric Adams on rejection by GOP for Whitney Houston Resolution

Senator Adams’ statement:

“I was rejected  by the GOP on my request for a resolution honoring the life of singer Whitney Houston.  Reportedly, there was uneasiness about saluting someone who may have died of a drug overdose, and that Houston had no real local ties to New York. 

Houston donated proceeds from the re-release of her 1991 rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” to 9/11 responders. What message do we send when we honor our football champions for actions on the football field, yet we don't give acknowledgment to those who help the soldiers that have fallen on the battle field?

February 15, 2012
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School Chief Responds To Senator Adams' Call For More Thorough Screening Of D.O.E Staff

After Senator Adams' call for more thorough screening of D.O.E. staff, Chancellor Dennis Walcott responds by promising to evaluate current hiring procedures.  Read the article here.

 

February 15, 2012
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Save Our Children From Sex Abuse!

After recent reported cases involving Department of Education employees molesting students, Senator Eric Adams gives parents tips on detecting signs of pedophilia

In response to the continuing investigations of child sex abuse cases at P.S. 243 in Brooklyn and P.S. 87 in Manhattan, Senator Adams hosted an emergency community meeting to provide parents with information about warning signs of child sex abuse.

The meeting was in response to the re-arrest of a Department of Education employee who reportedly filmed sexual acts performed on children while in the school building.

Former sex crime prosecutor Attorney Ama Dwimoh joined Senator Adams at this emergency meeting to share her expertise about child sex abuse cases.

 

February 13, 2012
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February 10, 2012
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From the Desk of NYS Senator Eric Adams

Senator Adams, along with the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus have reached out to the Governor in opposition to the proposed budget language for bill A.9056/S.6256 (Part O) which would allow the Office of Mental Health to close the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Additionally, this bill recommends the elimination of the in-patient services of SUNY Downstate Hospital, an institution that has served the Flatbush community since 1967, relocating it to Long Island Hospital. Kingsboro Psychiatric Center is the only state-operated in-patient psychiatric center in Brooklyn.  Closing it will deny mental health care services to hundreds of seriously and persistently mentally ill and their families.  The pr

February 10, 2012
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From the Desk of NYS Senator Eric Adams:

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.

February 8, 2012
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Senator Adams Attends the Chinese New Year Parade in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Senator Adams attended the Chinese New Year Parade, hosted by the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

February 8, 2012
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State Legislators Against Illegal Guns Elects Co-Chairs

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.

February 7, 2012
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Senator Eric Adams attended Assemblymember Felix Ortiz's Fourth Lunar New Year Celebration in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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.

February 5, 2012
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Senator Eric Adams attended The Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ) Pre Celebration Gala for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Senator Eric Adams attended The Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ) Pre Celebration Gala for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

February 5, 2012
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Statement from Senator Eric Adams on Redistricting

"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.

February 3, 2012
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Senator Adams visits the Brooklyn Amity School

Senator Eric Adams visited the Brooklyn Amity School, where he spoke to the students about diversity and tolerance.

January 31, 2012
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From the Desk of NYS Senator Eric Adams

The District Office of NYS Senator Eric Adams has relocated to 1669 Bedford Avenue - 2nd Floor (at the corner of Montgomery Street) Brooklyn, NY 11225. We will be open to serve you starting Monday, February 6, 2012. If you require assistance prior to Feb. 6, please call our Albany office at 518-455-2431.

January 31, 2012
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From the Desk of NYS Senator Eric Adams

We are currently unable to receive phone calls at our district office due to problems with Verizon's underground cables.  Our Albany office stands ready to provide assistance at 518-455-2431.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

January 25, 2012
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