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Tighten Up The Gun Laws

When Jiverly Wong obtained a pistol permit in 1997, it was the first and last time he had to prove he was fit to possess a handgun.

The permit was good for the rest of his life — a life that ended when a clearly disturbed Wong went on a shooting rampage April 3 in a Binghamton immigration center, killing 13 people, then himself.

April 27, 2009
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After Binghamton, Sen. Schneiderman and Assm. Paulin Unveil Handgun License Renewal Bill

Proposal Would Reform New York’s Dangerous Lifetime Permit System

April 23, 2009
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Senate Passes Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms and Invests in Community Safety

(Albany, NY) – The State Senate passed the FY2009-10 public protection budget today that includes many important reforms that will help our state and its public safety officers meet 21st Century needs. Most significant among these changes  is the historic reform of the archaic, costly and ineffective Rockefeller Drug Laws. Among the reforms are a new commitment to drug treatment and the strengthening of penalties for drug kingpins and those who prey on children.  

April 2, 2009
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Dexter House Protest

Eric with Congressman Jerry Nadler, Assemblyman Scott Stringer, Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell, and Council Member Gale Brewer protesting housing code violations at The Dexter House on the Upper West Side.

April 1, 2009
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Senator Schneiderman, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member G. Oliver Koppell, and Congressman Eliot Engel at a community event in Riverdale.

Senator Schneiderman, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member G. Oliver Koppell, and Congressman Eliot Engel at a community event in Riverdale.

April 1, 2009
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Eric at a rally with members of CSEA

Eric at a rally with members of CSEA

April 1, 2009
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Eric at the March for Women's Lives in Washington DC

Eric at the March for Women's Lives in Washington DC

April 1, 2009
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Eric with Andrew Albert, Exec. Director, James A. Fenniman, Chairman, and Mitzie Wilson, President, of the West Side Chamber of Commerce

Eric with Andrew Albert, Exec. Director, James A. Fenniman, Chairman, and Mitzie Wilson, President, of the West Side Chamber of Commerce

April 1, 2009
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Rally for Reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws

Rally for Reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws

April 1, 2009
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Council Member Gale Brewer, Representative Jerrold Nadler, and Assembly Members Daniel O’Donnell (obscured) and Scott Stringer joined me at a rally to urge New Yorkers to support the Bond Act.

Council Member Gale Brewer, Representative Jerrold Nadler, and Assembly Members Daniel O’Donnell (obscured) and Scott Stringer joined me at a rally to urge New Yorkers to support the Bond Act.

April 1, 2009
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Flu Shots for Seniors and Other Vulnerable Individuals in Our Community

Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz (pictured), Council Member G. Oliver Koppell, Representative Eliot Engel, New York-Presbyterian University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the Ambulatory Care Network and Senator Schneiderman co-sponsored clinics to provide hundreds of free flu shots to seniors and other vulnerable individuals in our community.

April 1, 2009
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Marching Against Domestic Violence

Marching Against Domestic Violence -------------------------------------------------------------- Manifestando Contra la Violencia Domestica

April 1, 2009
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Senator Schneiderman meets with Elaine Bartlett (seated), a mother previously incarcerated under the Rockefeller Drug Laws, and two other members of the Mothers of the New York Disappeared.

Senator Schneiderman meets with Elaine Bartlett (seated), a mother previously incarcerated under the Rockefeller Drug Laws, and two other members of the Mothers of the New York Disappeared.

April 1, 2009
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Senator Schneiderman & Cynthia Nixon Headline Alliance for Quality Education’s “Party for Action”

Senator Schneiderman & Cynthia Nixon Headline Alliance for Quality Education’s “Party for Action”

April 1, 2009
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