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Meet & Greet State Senator Gustavo Rivera

Come with questions, what issues you see need to be addressed in the community and how you think we can make the Bronx a better place to live.

 

 

October 15, 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Community Civic Classes: State and Local Government

Mark your calendar for a series of community classes.

Why take civic classes? It’s important to be informed about how our government functions so that you can demand more from your government.

 

 

October 25, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Community Civic Classes: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Mark your calendar for a series of community classes near you.

Why take civic classes? It’s important to be informed about how our government functions so that you can demand more from your government.

 

October 18, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Community Civic Classes: The Constitution

Mark your calendar for a series of community classes near you starting Thursday Oct 11th.

Why take civic classes? It’s important to be informed about how our government functions so that you can demand more from your government.

 

October 11, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Governor Cuomo Signs Bills to Protect New York’s Youth From Harmful Effects of Cigarettes

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed two bills to protect New York's children and teenagers from the harmful effects of cigarettes.  The new laws include measures to prohibit smoking within 100 feet of the entrances or exits of any public or private schools (A.10141-B / S.6854-B), as well as prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to individuals under the age of 18 (A.9044-B /S.2926-B). 

September 5, 2012
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Back to School Celebration

Join State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro as we celebrate back to school!

Come for live entertainment and school supplies giveaway. 

 

 

September 12, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Bail bond charity

By Kirsten Sanchez- Bronx Times

Everyone has a right to justice, not only those who are fortunate enough to be able to afford it.  Senator Gustavo Rivera is working to help those who can not help themselves. The Senator’s Charitable Bail Bonds Bill was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, July 17. The bill will allow charitable organizations to post bail for individuals who can not afford to do so themselves.

August 22, 2012
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Identity Theft Workshop

Senator Gustavo Rivera in partnership with New York State Department of State will present an identity theft workshop for Bronxites. Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation and this workshop will discuss identity theft schemes and how to avoid them.

Date: August 28, 2012

Time and Location:  1:30pm- 3:30pm, East Concourse Luncheon Club  236 E Tremont Ave Bronx NY 10457

August 17, 2012
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Identity Theft Workshop

Senator Gustavo Rivera in partnership with  New York State  Department of State will present an identity theft  workshop for Bronxites. Identity theft continues to be  one of  the fastest growing crimes in the nation and  this workshop will discuss identity theft schemes and  how to avoid them.

 

 

 

 

 

August 28, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Riders, Elected Officials, Community Groups, and TWU Local 100 Announced “Bring Back Our Buses and Subways” Campaign

New York, NY—Riders, elected officials, community groups, and TWU Local 100 gathered for a press conference at 12noon on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012, on the steps of City Hall. The coalition announced their formation of a new campaign—Bring Back Our Buses and Subways—to pressure the MTA to restore all transit services that were cut in 2010.

July 25, 2012
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City Works With Bronx Stores on Offering More Healthful Foods

By Michael M. Grynbaum- New York Times

Shoppers entering the C-Town grocery store on Crescent Avenue in the Bronx were greeted on Wednesday with heaping mounds of fresh avocados, mangoes and pineapples. Sodas and junk food, meanwhile, were nowhere in sight.

The lush, corn-syrup-free display was part of a new collaboration between Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration and community grocers to encourage healthier eating choices in some of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods, where more than half of the population has been deemed overweight or obese.

July 23, 2012
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Grooming future Latino leaders

By Cynthia R. Fagen - New York Post

State and local Latino leaders yesterday convened a special session with student graduates of a prestigious college program that grooms future policymakers.

About 200 people attended the Model New York State Senate Session Project reunion held at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work in Harlem.

July 23, 2012
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Senator Rivera and Assemblyman Aubry Pass Charitable Bail Bond Legislation Governor Cuomo signs bill into Law

 

Bronx, NY- Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) bill S7752/ A10640-B, the Charitable Bail Bonds Bill was signed into law by Governor Cuomo yesterday. The bill will allow charitable organizations to post bail for individuals who cannot afford to do so themselves. This legislation was carried in the Assembly by Assembly Member Jeff Aubry (D-Queens).

 

July 20, 2012
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New version of charitable bond bill headed to Cuomo’s desk could free thousands of poor Bronx defendants Charitable groups can post bail for petty criminals

by Daniel Beekman- New York Daily News 

Legislation passed by state lawmakers last week with approval from Gov. Cuomo could free thousands of jailed Bronxites.

Sponsored by state Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx), the new law will allow charitable organizations statewide to post bail - up to $2,000 - for poor defendants held on misdemeanor charges.

June 29, 2012
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Senator Rivera Congratulates Supreme Court for Historic Decision on the Affordable Care Act

Bronx, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, including the individual mandate:

"Today is a great day for the residents of the Bronx that I represent and for working people throughout the United States who understand the struggle to find affordable health care in this country. I am incredibly grateful for the Supreme Court's important and historic decision and for President Obama's leadership on ensuring that every American have access to affordable health insurance. Thanks to today's decision, the implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act will lead to 32 million more Americans having health insurance by 2014."

June 29, 2012
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Senator Rivera Releases Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on SB 1070

Bronx, NY - Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court 5-3 decision to strike down three provisions of SB 1070, Arizona's controversial anti-immigrant law, while narrowly upholding a fourth part of the law that requires police to check the immigration status of anyone who they suspect may be undocumented:

 

June 25, 2012
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Senator Rivera and Assembly Member Dinowitz Pass Smoking Ban Legislation

Albany, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) and Assembly Member Jeff Dinowitz (D-Bronx) yesterday afternoon passed S 6854-B/A 10141-B in both the State Senate (54-2) and State Assembly (102-2). This legislation was the first of Senator Rivera's health bills that was developed from dialogue with health partners and community members during the 2011 Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

Click here to watch State Senator Gustavo Rivera discuss this legislation [S.6854-B] on the floor of the State Senate.

June 19, 2012
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Father's Day Brunch

 

You’re invited to a Father’s Day Brunch 

 

Please join me in honoring all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, godfathers, step-fathers, and friends who have been and continue to be our mentors and role models. 

 

 

June 17, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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