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Bill to offer state citizenship for undocumented immigrants

NY Daily News - By Erin Durkin 

Undocumented immigrants in New York could become “state citizens” with a slew of benefits from driver’s licenses under a new bill to be introduced Monday.

July 18, 2014
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It’s Barbecue season!

There are a few things you should know: 

File: 
BBQINFO+MAP (1).pdf

June 26, 2014
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It’s Barbecue season!

There are a few things you should know: 

File: 
BBQINFO+MAP (1).pdf

June 26, 2014
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Passes Bill Banning Smoking Around After-School Programs

Legislation Inspired by Local Bronx After-School Program Passes in the State Senate

June 26, 2014
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Bold New Campaign Demands Full Equality for Non-Citizens

***National Coalition Unveils “New York is Home” Legislation to Help Nearly 3 Million Noncitizen New Yorkers Become State Citizens, and Vows to Win State Citizenship for Immigrants in Other States***

June 26, 2014
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Closer to Home

By Gustavo Rivera & Elizabeth Gaynes

The evidence that children love and need their parents is all around us. That evidence is a lot less visible when it comes to the 80,000 children with a parent in one of New York's 57 prisons. Maybe that's because most of our prisons are located far from the urban centers where most of our prisoners' families live.

June 11, 2014
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Introduces Resolution Designating June as Immigrant Heritage Month in New York State

Albany, NY - Today, State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) introduced a resolution designating the month of June as Immigrant Heritage Month in New York State. The resolution seeks to highlight, recognize and celebrate the countless contributions immigrants have made to our State.

June 10, 2014
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Statement form State Senator Gustavo Rivera on the Passage of the Compassionate Care Act in the Senate Health Committee:

"Today, New York State took a big step toward providing thousands of New Yorkers suffering from serious and debilitating conditions access to medical marijuana to relieve their symptoms. As Ranking Member of the Senate Health Committee, I proudly voted for the Compassionate Care Act, and I congratulate Senator Diane Savino and my other colleagues who voted to approve the bill. Now it goes to Senate Finance. While its future is uncertain, I know we did the right thing today - and I will work as hard as I can to ensure that the Compassionate Care Act passes the Senate before the end of this session.

May 20, 2014
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Israel Lugo-Jorge

Sergeant Israel Lugo-Jorge was born in Puerto Rico, but has called New York home since he was a year old. In 1967, at the age of 19, Sergeant Lugo-Jorge felt called to serve his country in the Vietnam War and enlisted in the Armed Forces.

May 17, 2014
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Gloria Alston

Gloria Alston was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and came to live in New York in the 1960s. She is a dedicated advocate, community leader and proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Ms. Alston earned her GED while working as a Temporary Researcher at the Neighborhood Medical Care Demonstration. Soon after, she was hired at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center (MLK) and, through its training programs, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Health Administration from Empire State College. 

May 13, 2014
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Senior Health Fair! Senator Rivera and Assemblymember Pichardo celebrate Older Americans Month 2014 - Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow

WHEN: Friday, May 16th 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Monroe College, King Hall

2501 Jerome Avenue

Bronx, NY 10468

RSVP: To confirm your attendance or for more information, please call Senator Rivera’s office at (718) 933-2034.

May 16, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assembly Member Victor M. Pichardo Host A Job Fair

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: Police Athletic League (PAL)

2255 Webster Avenue

Bronx, NY 10457

WHAT: Join us for an opportunity to meet with employers that are ready to hire! Don't forget to bring plenty of resumes and dress in business attire.

May 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: State Senator Gustavo Rivera Launches Legal Clinics & Workshops During the Month of May

State Senator Gustavo Rivera is launching a series of legal clinics/workshops in the 33rd Senate District. They will be held at least once a month in different locations across the district and will provide individuals witht opportunity to receive free legal advice.

MAY:

Know Your Rights: Tenants Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

WHERE: Robert Fulton Terrace Community Room

530 East 169th Street

Bronx NY 10456

Presented by: Sina Choi, Esq. and Vinita Kamath, Esq.

May 28, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: State Senator Gustavo Rivera Launches Legal Clinics & Workshops During the Month of May

State Senator Gustavo Rivera is launching a series of legal clinics/workshops in the 33rd Senate District. They will be held at least once a month in different locations across the district and will provide individuals witht opportunity to receive free legal advice.

MAY:

Know Your Rights: Tenants Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

WHERE: Robert Fulton Terrace Community Room

530 East 169th Street

Bronx NY 10456

Presented by: Sina Choi, Esq. and Vinita Kamath, Esq.

May 22, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: State Senator Gustavo Rivera Launches Legal Clinics & Workshops During the Month of May

State Senator Gustavo Rivera is launching a series of legal clinics/workshops in the 33rd Senate District. They will be held at least once a month in different locations across the district and will provide individuals witht opportunity to receive free legal advice.

MAY:

Know Your Rights: Tenants Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

WHERE: Robert Fulton Terrace Community Room

530 East 169th Street

Bronx NY 10456

Presented by: Sina Choi, Esq. and Vinita Kamath, Esq.

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

 

Rent Overcharge Complaint Clinic

WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHERE: 35 Marcy Place

Bronx, NY 10452

Hosted by: New Settlement Apartments (CASA)

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

 

Know Your Rights: Twin Parks Community Tenants' Workshop

WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WHERE: Garden Area at 2311 Southern Blvd. (Garden Area)

Bronx, NY 10460

Presented by: Michael Leonard, Esq. of POTS

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

May 8, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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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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