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Senator and Congressman Serrano Co-Host Annual Black History Month Celebration

(Bronx, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano and his father, Congressman José E. Serrano, celebrated their annual Black History Month event at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. An enthusiastic crowd packed the auditorium for a morning of brunch, live performances and an award ceremony honoring exemplary leaders in the community.

February 19, 2014
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February 20, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Hosts Affordable Housing and Environment Justice Workshops During Caucus Weekend

(Albany, NY) - Senator Serrano sponsored two very important workshops during the 43rd Annual New York State Association of Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislators Conference Weekend in Albany. The informative workshops touched on issues that affect his district on a daily basis.

February 16, 2014
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SENATOR SERRANO STANDS BEHIND REORGANIZING THE NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE

Serrano joins Attorney General for Announcement of Reforms to Puerto Rican Day Parade Management 

February 13, 2014
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Senator Serrano Advocates for Raising the NYS Minimum Wage: Introduces Three Bills & Rallies in Support

(Albany, NY) - Senator Serrano advocated in support of raising the New York State minimum wage. On February 4, Serrano stood with other members of the Senate Democratic Conference for a press conference announcing the introduction of three bills relating to the New York State minimum wage. The legislation would: enable local governments to raise the minimum wage in their localities (S6516), expedite the increase of the State's minimum wage (S6518), and end the corporate tax credit for employees who pay workers the minimum wage (S6490).

February 11, 2014
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Senator Serrano Reacts to Recent Comments by Senate Republicans Regarding UPK Vote

Senator Serrano Urges  Senate Leadership to  Make Universal Pre-Kindergarten  a Priority this Year

(Albany, NY)-  Senator José M. Serrano, Chair of the Senate Democratic Conference, expressed disappointment after comments by Senator Dean Skelos that universal pre-kindergarten would not come to the Senate floor for a vote this legislative session. The universal pre-kindergarten(UPK) bill would make pre-school accessible for all children.

February 11, 2014
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Senator Serrano Meets with the Coalition of Living Museums

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with a group from the Coalition of Living Museums (CLM). CLM  provides support to 112 organizations statewide, including the Bronx Zoo and the NY Botanical Garden. The group met with Serrano to advocate for much needed funding in support of these living museums, zoos and botanical gardens. To help make their point, the group brought with them Scooter, an Eastern Screech owl.

February 11, 2014
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February 20, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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February 10, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Sponsors Important "Know Your Rights" Housing Court Community Forum

(Bronx, NY) - Senator Serrano sponsored an important "Know Your Rights" Housing Court Community Forum in the Bronx. The forum included a presentation by a panel of housing experts: CASA/New Settlement, Housing Court Answers and the Urban Justice Center. These experts informed constituents on how to manage housing court issues. The Legal Aid Society also participated in the event, providing free legal advice to constituents. Attendees engaged in at Q&A session at the end of the event.

January 29, 2014
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Senator Serrano Meets with Local Youth Groups from his District in Albany on "Youth Action Day"

(Albany, NY)-  Senator Serrano met with local youth groups representing Harlem RBI and Goddard Riverside programs, who traveled to Albany for Youth Action Day. These groups met with Serrano to advocate for much needed funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

January 28, 2014
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Senator Serrano Participates in Family Planning Advocates' Annual Day of Action

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano joined advocates from the Family Planning Advocates for their Annual Day of Action. Nearly 500 women's health care advocates gathered in Albany to advocate for women's issues, including the passage of the full ten point Women's Equality Agenda which is designed to ensure equal pay, alleviate sexual harassment in the workplace, end family status discrimination and protect a woman's right to choose.  

January 27, 2014
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January 27, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Serrano to Sponsor Housing Court Forum

Have you received an eviction notice? Is the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) seeking to terminate your lease? Do you need information about Housing Court? New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, elected officials and community organizations are sponsoring a Know Your Rights Housing Court community forum. 

Attend this informational session and learn more about how to navigate the Housing Court System. Free legal advice will also be provided by the Legal Aid Society. 

January 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Meets with "United Parents of Highbridge" to Discuss the Need for More After-School Programs

(Albany, NY) - Senator José M. Serrano met with a group of 40 students and parents, who traveled to Albany, on behalf of "United Parents of Highbridge." The group, from the Senator's district, met with the Senator to discuss the need for more after-school programming, as well as better funding for local public schools. 

January 14, 2014
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January 13, 2014
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January 21, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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January 14, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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