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Women, Power, Wealth Forum

This forum will be aimed at women and will feature workshops on the following topics: home ownership, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, VA/military, and a 30-minute presentation on credit, home ownership challenges, down payment savings and down payment assistance.

June 20, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Community Clergy Breakfast

A monthly meeting which brings together faith-based leaders of different denominations from across the district to share information and discuss ways they can help their congregations. This month's topic is Community Economic Development and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Floyd Flake of Greater Allen AME Cathedral.

May 29, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senator Sanders to Hold Community Development Day

Is your organization in need of funding? Have you ever considered applying for a grant but didn’t know how? There is funding available to help your business or non-profit thrive and grow. Come out to Senator Sanders' Community Development Day event and learn all about grant writing. This event will be held on June 24 & 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will focus on educating organizations on grant writing and will feature workshops at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. It will include an introduction to proposal writing, general community grant writing and clergy grant writing.

June 24, 8:30 AM - June 25, 3:30 PM
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Senator Sanders Nominates Rodney K. Moore for 2015 "Veterans' Hall of Fame"

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) nominated Rodney K. Moore of Jamaica for the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. He was officially inducted at a ceremony in Albany on May 19. Moore served in the U.S. Air Force from 1976-1984 and in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1987-1998. He presently works for a non-profit organization that assists homeless veterans.

May 21, 2015
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Rodney K. Moore

Rodney Moore began his military career when he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1976. He became proficient in refueling all aircraft, including fighter jets and transit aircraft. Mr. Moore became eligible for promotions and increased responsibility, taking the position of command and control tech. He worked directly for the wing commander on installations in Arizona and Texas, completing eight years of service. 

May 20, 2015
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Photo of the Week - Happy 100th Birthday, Harold Tate

State Senator James Sanders (D-Rochdale) paid tribute to Jamaica resident Harold Tate, who turned 100 years old on May 16, by presenting him with a certificate of recognition in celebration of his 100 years of life and contributions to the community.

May 19, 2015
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Jacqueline Campbell

Jacqueline Campbell’s passion for community work was ignited at a young age on the Island of Jamaica, when she started attending political rallies with her grandmother. By the age of 12, she became a youth leader in the local YWCA, and at age 14, she organized a track and field competition in her neighborhood, aimed at uniting the youth in her community. Ms. Campbell eventually immigrated to the United States and attended Baruch College in New York, where she was elected Senior Business Senator in the Student Government. 

May 13, 2015
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Photo of the Week - Sanders Celebrates Haitian Unity Day

(Albany, NY - May 11, 2015) - State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale) celebrated Haitian Unity Day with his colleagues in government -  Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffe, Senator David Carlucci, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte and Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre.

"Haiti needs its sons and daughters today more than ever," Senator Sanders said.

Haitian Unity Day is held annually in Albany and is a time to recognize the great impact that the country, culture and people of Haiti have had on the United States.

Senator Sanders said he was from the part of Haiti called South Carolina, his way of connecting with the Haitian people as part of the African-diaspora, which drew some laughs from the crowd. They made him an honorary Haitian.

May 12, 2015
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Senator Sanders Honors Jackie Campbell as "Woman of Distinction"

(Albany, NY – May 6, 2015) State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) honored Jacqueline (Jackie) Campbell as his 2015 “Woman of Distinction,” an award given to outstanding women living and working in New York State whose contributions have enriched the quality of life in their community and beyond.  "I am proud to be able to recognize a hard working community advocate like Jackie, who is so deserving of this award," Sanders said. "I am sure she will continue to do great things for this district."

May 7, 2015
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Sanders Joins Walkout Following Refusal on Skelos Vote

(Albany, NY - May 6, 2015) - State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale) today joined Senate Democrats who walked off the senate floor after Republicans refused to call a vote on whether Senator Dean Skelos should retain his position as leader of the Senate following his arrest earlier this week on corruption charges.

"We can not continue as though this is business as usual," Sanders said following the walkout.  "This is insulting to the people of New York State."

This is the first time the Senate Majority has refused to vote on a measure brought before the house. This move demonstrates divisions within the Republican Conference as they will not publicly vote to support Skelos nor will they call upon him to step down.

May 6, 2015
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Senator Sanders Brings His Mobile Office to the South Jamaica Houses

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) brought his mobile office to the South Jamaica Houses on April 30, 2015. There he met one-on-one with residents, listening to their concerns and discussing enhancements to area such as possible improvements to building management, renovating a nearby park and re-opening a shuttered senior center.

May 1, 2015
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Senator Sanders Co-sponsors Teen Job Fair and Career Expo

State Senator James Sanders Jr., who is a big proponent of educating and motivating youth, was proud to co-sponsor a Teen Job Fair and Career Expo in Rockaway on April 17 where attendees received tips on  resume writing and dressing for success as well as the chance to meet with various companies who were looking to hire new staffers.

April 29, 2015
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Senator Sanders' Photo of the Week - Senior Care Administrators Breakfast

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) hosted a Senior Care Administrators Breakfast today at The Door restaurant in Jamaica. It is part of a monthly series aimed at bringing resources and useful information to the leadership of senior centers in the area, so that they can pass it along to the older adults who visit their facilities.

April 10, 2015
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 10

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 10th 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 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Cynthia Cintron5th GradePS306Q School

April 10, 2015
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Senator Sanders Attends Prayer Vigil for South Jamaica Murder Victim

Senator Sanders joined dozens of residents as the community mourned the loss of Leta Webb, the 70 year-old grandmother slain in South Jamaica. She was fatally shot after she answered a knock on her door in the middle of the night on March 31, 2015. No one was immediately arrested in connection with the crime.  "You're seeing people come together to say, 'This cannot go on,'" Senator Sanders said. "This type of madness needs to stop. There should be no shelter for the person who committed this crime."

April 7, 2015
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Sanders Slams Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

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.

April 7, 2015
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Sanders State Budget Wrap-up - Wins, Losses and Exclusions

(Albany, NY – March 31, 2015) State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) and his colleagues worked late into the night passing a state budget which proved to have more wins for the governor and Republican majority than for Democrats and working class people.

April 1, 2015
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Senator Sanders Slams Budget - No Minimum Wage Increase, No Dream Act, Weak Ethics Reform, Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

Today State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale) denounced the Governor and Senate Republicans proposed budget, which is still in the final stages of negotiations, for numerous shortfalls including failing to raise the minimum wage, providing tax breaks to the wealthy, closing the door on the DREAM Act, not implementing paid family leave, and weak ethics reform. 

April 1, 2015
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Sanders' Mobile Office Comes to the Hammel Houses

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) brought his mobile office to the Hammel Houses in Far Rockaway on March 27. There he met one-on-one with residents, listening to their concerns, which included issues such as public safety, improved lighting and renovations to the complex, which is still suffering from Hurricane Sandy damage.

March 31, 2015
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Photo of the Week - Community Clergy Breakfast

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) held a Community Clergy Breakfast on March 27 at Faith Assembly Church in Richmond Hill, bringing together faith-based leaders of different denominations from across the district to share information and discuss ways they can help their congregations. "My job is to support you," Senator Sanders said. "My job is to help shape your vision." The guest speaker was Dr. Ron Daniels, distinguished lecturer from York College, who spoke about liberation theology, a movement that attempts to interpret scripture through the plight of the poor. It states that followers of Jesus must work towards a just society by bringing about social and political change and aligning themselves with the working class.

March 30, 2015
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