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NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, Promotes Transparency in Government by Hosting a Live Internet Screening of Next Step in Aqueduct VLT Selection Process

NYS Senator Eric Adams, Racing, Wagering and Gaming Committee Chair, champions transparency in government by hosting a premier video conference and simultaneous internet livestream.

 On Monday, August 9th, Senator Adams harnessed technology to provide a video conference and internet livestream of Genting New York's development proposal for Aqueduct Racetrack.

Genting New York was recommended to Governor Paterson by the New York Lottery as the corporation to develop the Aqueduct project. Genting will present its proposal to Senator Adams and racing stakeholders.

August 8, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams is Joined by NYS Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and Community Clergy and Activists to Announce Signing Into Law of 'Rent-To-Own' Legislation to Protect Consumers

 

 On Thursday, August 5th, NYS Senator Eric Adams and NYS Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer will hold a press conference, announcing the signing into law of their consumer protection legislation that will regulate the ‘rent-to-own’ industry

August 5, 2010
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New York City Water Supply Protected! Natural Gas Hydrofrackers Will be Held Accountable!

NYS Senator Eric Adams joins his Majority Conference colleagues to pass hydrofracking moratorium legislation protecting New York’s watershed during a comprehensive study of the consequences of drilling in the Marcellus Shale

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “The New York State Senate placed public safety above special interests by passing a moratorium on gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. We are concerned about the possibility that our State’s water supply might become contaminated by the hazardous chemicals used in the procedure known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking. The moratorium is designed to protect the health and economic well-being of millions of New Yorkers who draw their water from the affected area.

August 5, 2010
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Prison Gerrymandering Abolished in New York! Equal Representation For All New Yorkers!

NYS Senator Eric Adams joins NYS Senator Eric Schneiderman and the Majority Conference to pass legislation to end the practice of counting prisoners in the Upstate district of their incarceration

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “I have joined Senator Eric Schneiderman and my Majority Conference colleagues to pass legislation that is a triumph for an essential concept of our American democracy: equal representation.

 “Our historic legislation mandates that individuals who are in prisons will be counted in their home communities for the purposes of drawing district lines.

August 4, 2010
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August 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Addresses Bronx Judicial Decision on the Sagging Pants Culture

NYS Senator Eric Adams, sponsor of the billboard campaign throughout Brooklyn to encourage young people to ‘STOP THE SAG - Raise your pants, raise your image!,’ addresses ruling by Bronx judge who dismissed a ‘saggy pants’ summons

 Senator Adams’ statement: “While it is natural for youth to push the limits of what is acceptable, parents in the home and leaders in the community must step up when something is harmful. This sagging pants culture represents an immature disregard for the basic civility, courtesy, and responsibility that our young people should display.

July 29, 2010
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Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Speaks About NYS Senator Eric Adams' Commitment to Reform

“I applaud Senator Eric Adams as a “Hero of Reform” for signing the three New York Uprising pledges. This year voters are counting on candidates to commit to specific reforms in advance, as Eric has done. I look forward to working with him to see them swiftly implemented should he be reelected.”

 

—Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, Founder, NY Uprising

July 27, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Brooklyn's Premier Artists and Leading Environmental Groups to Sponsor an "Eco Art Community Festival" in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

On Sunday, July 25, 2010, NYS Senator Eric Adams will proudly join dozens of artists, vendors, and leading environmental groups to promote ‘greener’ habits and eco-friendly practices at the “Eco Art Community Festival.” (Senator Adams will appear at noon and be available to the media.)

July 23, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Visits Project He Supported to Transform the St. Louis Senior Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, NYS Senator Eric Adams will join not-for-profit organization Publicolor to visit the bright and vivid transformation of the St. Louis Senior Center in his District #20 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

 Senator Adams states: “I am partnering with Publicolor, a not-for-profit whose mission during the past 15 years has been to reduce the school drop-out rate by involving at-risk students in their own education. Publicolor employs an innovative creative arts program in an endeavor to empower students to reach their full potential. Publicolor begins by teaching students to transform their own public schools and nearby community facilities by painting these structures with vibrant colors.

July 20, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams to Attend Vigil for Canadian Geese Killed in Prospect Park

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joins residents and animal activists in Prospect Park, to take part in a vigil condemning the gassing death of over 250 Canadian geese in Prospect Park on July 8.

 Senator Adams states: “ I was dismayed by the manner in which these majestic creatures were slaughtered. I am upset further by the absence of any notice to residents; I am aware that numerous individuals visit the park to watch and feed the geese, and that many were alarmed by the absence of these beautiful birds.

July 17, 2010
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Civil Liberties Safeguarded: Governor Signs Senator Adams' "Stop, Question, Frisk Database" Legislation Into Law

NYS Senator Eric Adams today attended the signing into law of his legislation terminating the “Stop, Question, Frisk” Database of the INNOCENT.

 Senator Adams states: “Governor Paterson today signed into law my bill S.7945A, legislation prohibiting an electronic database that retains the personal information of individuals who are stopped and questioned (and perhaps frisked) by police but released immediately without being charged with a crime or a violation.

 “My legislation does not prohibit the use of “stop, question, frisk,” but it does end the practice in which the NYPD stores in a computer database the personal information of the INNOCENT.

July 16, 2010
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A Letter To Constituents

July 14, 2010

Dear Constituents:

 I am contacting you regarding the Canadian geese culled from Prospect Park and killed last weekend; I was dismayed by the manner in which these majestic creatures were slaughtered. I am upset further by the absence of any notice to residents; I am aware that numerous individuals visit the park to watch and feed the geese, and that many were alarmed by the absence of these beautiful birds.

July 14, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Protect Children From Sex Offenders

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference to announce a major victory in the battle to protect New York’s children: a law to require sex offender screening and abuse screening for jobs that entail working with children.

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “Passage in the Senate of S6998A will help prevent the hiring of registered sex offenders and individuals guilty of child abuse for jobs entailing time spent around children.

July 12, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference Colleagues to Announce Legislative Session Accomplishments and Budget Details

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “We have ended the exorbitant taxing of those who could least afford it, the special interest spending, and the reckless borrowing that mark with shame forty years of Senate ‘business’ under the previous majority. The interests of average New Yorkers are no longer ignored. My Conference colleagues and I dedicated ourselves to changing Albany politics, and we have been delivering every step of the way. 

July 7, 2010
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