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April 21, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest: District 33

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 33rd Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

April 17, 2014
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Statement from State Senator Gustavo Rivera on Health Commissioner Shah

“As New York State Health Commissioner, Dr. Shah has done extraordinary work to advance the overall health of the people of our state. His leadership has been essential in expanding and improving the quality and access to health care for New Yorkers. His departure will truly be a loss for our state.  I wish him all the best as he pursues new endeavors and look forward to working with Dr. Zucker moving forward.”  

April 11, 2014
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Speaks on the Senate's Passing of the 2014 - 2015 Budget

Commends funding for a number of important Health and Educational policies and programs; Expresses Disappointment Regarding Campaign Finance Reform and New Requirement for Bronx Hospital Projects

April 1, 2014
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Statement From State Senator Gustavo Rivera On The Senate Vote On The New York State DREAM Act

"Today's failed attempt to pass the DREAM Act once again demonstrates how the Independent Democratic Conference is not able to deliver bi-partisan support for progressive legislation. Ultimately, this is a Republican-led coalition and not a bi-partisan one. It is truly disappointing that we continue to deny thousands of young New Yorkers the resources necessary for a quality education and a brighter future."

March 17, 2014
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Statement from State Senator Gustavo Rivera on the Senate Budget Resolution

“The Senate’s budget resolution once again demonstrates the Majority’s inability to appropriately address those issues most important to New Yorkers, including the DREAM Act and public financing. 

March 14, 2014
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Statement from State Senator Gustavo Rivera on Governor Cuomo's Proposal to Fund College Degree Programs for Prisoners

"In my time as an elected official, I have strongly advocated that our state's incarcerated population - as part of their rehabilitation -  has the resources and tools necessary to successfully re-enter into society," said State Senator Gustavo Rivera. "Investing in education, particularly for those New Yorkers in the penal system, lays the groundwork for a better future, increased work opportunities, lowers recidivism and will not only decrease crime in our communities, but will cost the taxpayers less money.

February 18, 2014
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Statement from State Senator Gustavo Rivera On $8 Billion MRT Waiver

"I commend Governor Cuomo for his relentless work in securing an agreement with the federal government that will allow our state to reinvest $8 billion into our healthcare system.  Not only will this funding be key in allowing our State to improve the quality and access of care for all New Yorkers, but it will also help create a more efficient healthcare system for our State's citizens. These dollars will be essential in repairing the economic strain many of our hospitals face and allow them to continue to provide care to the communities they serve.  This is truly a win for New York."  

February 13, 2014
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Statement from State Senator Gustavo Rivera On Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Announcement OnThe Puerto Rican Day Parade

"Non-profit organizations must remain accountable and transparent to the people they represent and serve. While I was incredibly concerned to learn of the issues surrounding the board of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, I believe the Attorney General was able to reach a very favorable resolution," said State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx).

February 13, 2014
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Introduces Bill to Tax Electronic Cigarette Cartridges in the State Senate

(Albany, NY) – Today, Senator Gustavo Rivera introduced a bill in the State Senate that would tax electronic cigarette cartridges as a tobacco product in an effort to continue the pursuit of reducing New Yorker's exposure to nicotine and other damaging chemicals. This bill has also been introduced in the State Assembly by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.  

February 12, 2014
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Statement From State Senator Gustavo Rivera On Senator Skelos' Plan To Block A Vote On NYC Universal Pre-K

"It is unacceptable that the current structure of our Senate empowers a select few to prevent important legislation from even being discussed on the Senate floor.  New Yorkers deserve a legislature that openly and freely debates - and ultimately votes on - those issues of great importance to New Yorkers, including legislation on UPK funding." 
 

February 12, 2014
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Forum/Town Hall: New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera Launches Legal Clinics - HOUSING COURT: Tenant Rights Legal Clinic

State Senator Gustavo Rivera is launching a series of legal clinics in the 33rd Senate District. The clinics, which will be held at least once a month in different locations across the district, will provide individuals with the opportunity to receive free legal advice on a number of topics.

February 26, 2014
6:00 PM -7:30 PM
HOUSING COURT: Tenant Rights Legal Clinic
Presented by: Michael Leonard, POTS
2311 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460

RSVP REQUIRED: Please send your name, address and telephone number to RSVPSenatorRivera@gmail.com. For more information, please call Latoya Matthew at Senator Rivera’s office at (718) 933- 2034.

February 26, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: New York Senator Gustavo Rivera Launches Legal Clinics - KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Focus on Stop and Frisk Legal Clinic

State Senator Gustavo Rivera is launching a series of legal clinics in the 33rd Senate District. The clinics, which will be held at least once a month in different locations across the district, will provide individuals with the opportunity to receive free legal advice on a number of topics.

February 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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January 27, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera and William Hodson Senior Center Host Black History Month Celebration

(Bronx, NY) – In honor of the countless contributions African-Americans have made to our country, State Senator Gustavo Rivera and William Hodson Senior Center will host a Black History Month Celebration on Friday, February 7th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The event will honor outstanding members of the community and feature live music and performances by the Renaissance Youth Center, Abada-CapoeiraBronx, and Claremont Community African Dancers.

February 7, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Holds Toy Drive

Senator Gustavo Rivera will be holding a toy drive during this holiday season. All the toys collected will be donated to children living in the shelter system. 

We are asking members of the community to donate new and unwrapped toys for children ages 0-16. 

DROP-OFF LOCATION: 2432 Grand Concourse, Ste. 506, Bronx, NY 10458

DROP-OFF DATE/TIME:Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday until Friday, December 20, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

December 11, 12:00 PM - December 20, 5:00 PM
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera and State Senator Liz Krueger Host Roundtable on the Impact of SNAP Cuts

(New York, NY)  – State Senator Gustavo Rivera and State Senator Liz Krueger were joined yesterday by colleagues and advocates to discuss the impact of cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on New York State residents and businesses.

November 20, 2013
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