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Mobile Office - Hammel Houses

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) will bring his mobile office to the Hammel Houses at 85-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at the pathway between 85-02 and 84-10 in Far Rockaway on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The senator invites his constituents to meet with him and share their questions, concerns and suggestions. For more information, contact Vishnu Mahadeo at the senator's satelite office in Far Rockaway at 718-327-7017 or email mahadeo@nysenate.gov

March 27, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Clergy Breakfast

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) will host a community clergy breakfast on March 27, 2015 at Faith Assembly Church, 120-13 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ron Daniels, distinguished lecturer from York College, who will discuss liberation theology. For more information, contact Angela Kanhai at the Senator's district office at 718-523-3069 or email kanhai@nysenate.gov

March 27, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senator Sanders Meets With the Commanding General of Fort Drum

Senator Sanders, a Marine Corp veteran, meets with Major General Stephen J. Townsend, Commanding General at Fort Drum to discuss strategy and tactics concerning Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan as well as the letter sent by 47 senators to the government of Iran. Senator Sanders sits on the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs.

March 19, 2015
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Senator Sanders' Photo of the Week - NYCHA Housing Rally

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village), a champion of housing rights, listened intently to the concerns of hundreds of NYCHA residents who descended on Albany on Monday. They were there to demand increases in state funding for public housing developments, money which is needed to make important repairs and correct dangerous conditions.

March 17, 2015
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Sanders Debates Seward Over Insurance Bill

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.

March 17, 2015
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Inspiring Women to Run for Office: Senator Sanders hosts successful "Women in Power" workshop

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) hosted a successful "Women in Power" workshop on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica. The event, which was held in honor of Women's History Month, was attended by about 100 women who were eager to explore the forum's topic - "How to Run for Office." Guest speakers included Congresswoman Grace Meng of Queens, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte of Brooklyn and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages of Nassau County. They discussed the unspoken side of public life, what it feels like to win (and lose) an election, and tips for managing work and family.

March 16, 2015
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Senator Sanders's remarks on the Senate Budget Resolution

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.

March 16, 2015
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Senator Sanders welcomes Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

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.

March 16, 2015
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Free Mammogram Screenings

State Senator James Sanders Jr. welcomes Scan Van Program Mobile Mammography, which will provide mammogram screenings for eligible women on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at the senator's office located 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park. The screenings are for women 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. All insurance plans are accepted. Co-payments and deductibles are waived. Free for uninsured women 40 and older. An appointment is neccesary. Please call 1-(800)-564-6868.

March 28, 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Senator Sanders Celebrates Holi / Phagwah in Richmond Hill

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) attended a Holi / Phagwah celebration on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Maha Lakshmi Mandir temple in Richmond Hill, where dozens  of people had gathered for traditional Chowtaal music and the ritual of covering each other with brightly colored powder. The five-hour long event was sponsored by the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council.  

March 10, 2015
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Senator Sanders Marches in Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Senator Sanders marched in the Queens County St. Patrick's Day parade on March 7th in Rockaway Beach, where he enjoyed bagpipe music and traditional Irish dancing.

March 10, 2015
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Senator Sanders session remarks on S.1520 - Sex Offender Legislation

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.

 

March 6, 2015
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Sanders Supports Religious Garb Bill to Prevent Workplace Descrimination

ALBANY, N.Y., March 3, 2015- Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) and the Bangladeshi American Advocacy Group held a press conference on the Bangladeshi-Americans Annual Lobby Day to support the passing of Senate Bill S3263 and Assembly Bill A2049, which would prohibit discrimination in the workplace against attire that is worn for a religious purpose.

March 4, 2015
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Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade

The 40th Annual Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on March 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Beach 129th Street and Newport Avenue in Far Rockaway. The senator will march.

March 7, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Sanders Presents A Free "Women in Power" Workshop

State Senator James Sanders Jr. will present a free "Women in Power" workshop on Saturday, March 14, as part of Women's History Month.  It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 122-05 Smith Street in Jamaica.

March 3, 2015
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Senator Sanders to Debut Mobile Office

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) will be debuting his mobile office this Friday, March 6, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Baisley Houses Community Center, 116-80 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica. The senator invites his constituents to meet with him and share their questions, concerns and suggestions.

March 6, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Sanders to Debut Mobile Office

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) will be debuting his mobile office this Friday, March 6, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Baisley Houses Community Center, 116-80 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica. The senator invites his constituents to meet with him and share their questions, concerns and suggestions.

March 3, 2015
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Senator Sanders Presents a FREE "Women in Power" Worshop

State Senator James Sanders Jr. will present a free "Women in Power" workshop on Saturday, March 14, as part of Women's History Month.  It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 122-05 Smith Street in Jamaica.

March 14, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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State Senator James Sanders Jr. Holds Successful Salute to Gospel Concert Event

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale) held a hugely successful  “Salute to Gospel” concert before a packed house of more than 400 people at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on February 27. The guests enjoyed a complimentary before the two-hour event, which boasted a variety of entertainment that included singers, dancers and a gospel comedian.  

March 2, 2015
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SCARBOROUGH, SANDERS APPLAUD NEW YORK RISING COMMITTEE APPROVAL OF FLOOD RELIEF STUDY

Assemblyman William Scarborough and Senator James Sanders, Jr. congratulated the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Planning Committee for the inclusion of a radical collection flood relief study in its recommendation for funding under the Idlewild Watershed Communities program. The study will be part of the $6 million allocated by the committee for community reconstruction and flood mitigation strategies as a result of tropical storm sandy.

February 26, 2015
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