State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) interviewed Deputy Commissioner Karim Camara of the New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal on "Legislative Report," a senate broadcast program, on June 10th in Albany. Camara had been a member of the State Assembly, representing the 43rd District in Brooklyn for ten years, before heading to the DHCR and focusing on faith-based initiatives as part of the newly created Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services. Senator Sanders called Camara "the rising star of Albany," and asked him about his plans to help religious leaders, and to discuss the most common mistakes faith-based leaders make when dealing with state government.
Senator Sanders speaks about the misguided principles of the budget, which allows for tax breaks on luxury items such as yachts and private planes, but fails to raise the minimum wage for struggling working-class people.
Senator Sanders debates Senator James Seward over his bill (S. 3012), which relates to requirements for directors of a domestic stock life insurance company, during Senate session on 3/16/15. The bill passed.
Senator Sanders remarks on the Senate Budget Resolution including how it inadvertently hurts Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) by not extending funding for that program, and also stressed the importance of raising the minimum wage to help those who are struggling to make ends meet.
Senator Sanders welcomes Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to senate session on March 11, 2015 and praises her for being a strong example of female empowerment and leadership especially during March, which is Women's History Month.
Senator Sanders was proud to vote in favor of Senator Klein's sex offender bill - S.1520 - which prohibits level three sex offenders and those whose victim was a child from knowingly being within 1,000 feet of a facility where pre-kindergarten or kindergarten instruction is provided. The legislation passed.
State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) marched with dozens of airport workers - members of 32BJ - as they held a protest rally demanding higher wages and better healthcare benefits at JFK Airport's Terminal 7 on Thursday. Chanting slogans like "Si Se Puede" and "No Justice, No Peace," the workers which included baggage handlers, janitorial staff and passenger service workers demanded that their voices be heard. Senator Sanders a longtime supporter of 32BJ was happy to join them in their efforts and carried a sign that read "No Healthcare, No Respect."
(Manhattan, NY) – State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) confronted Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch at a senate hearing Wednesday questioning his support of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio in the days following the execution-style shooting of two cops in Brooklyn back in December.
Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) joined his fellow Senate Democratic Conference members at a press conference to announce the release of a detailed report describing the economic benefits New York State would receive from an increase to the minimum wage. Senator Sanders also called for the adoption of legislation that would allow local governments to raise the minimum wage within their municipalities.
(Albany) - New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) introduces Senate Resolution J.4473 to honor the members of the 26th United States Colored Troop during the observance of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial.
Video #2 in Chris Curry's "Stop The Violence" campaign series. A collection of songs, poetry, art, essays and spoken word depicting the hideous consequences of violent acts and the depraved disregard for LIFE by the perpetrators.
This is video #3 in the Chris Curry's "Stop The Violence" campaign. It portrays the daily concern of a 10 year old trying to cope with the possibility of being shot or killed. It is an unfortunate realistic element of the gun violence that many perpetrators fail to consider during their senseless and unnecessary acts of violence and the consequences of their depraved disregard for life.