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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 55th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade

Senator Serrano marched in the 55th Annual Puerto Rican Day parade, which takes place along 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The parade is widely attended by over one million people of all nationalities and celebrates the history and culture of the Puerto Rican people."This annual celebration reminds us all of the trajectory Puerto Ricans have traveled in the United States, particularly New York City," said Senator Serrano. "It is always an honor to march in this parade, embrace our culture and be reminded of the contributions Puerto Ricans have made in New York.

June 10, 2012
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Senator Serrano Brings Free Mammogram Van to the 28th District!

As part of an initiative to detect and prevent breast cancer, Senator Serrano and the Project Renewal Scan Van Program sponsored free mammogram screenings in the 28th Senate district. Eligible women received free screenings in Yorkville, East Harlem, the Bronx and Roosevelt Island.

June 9, 2012
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Resource Fair in the Bronx!

Senator Serrano co-sponsored a Meet and Greet Resource Fair at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx with Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson. Local community organizations encouraged the community to learn about and utilize all the resources available to them in the areas of education, financial services, social services, healthcare, and housing access.

June 9, 2012
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Senator Serrano and Council Member Mark-Viverito Speak out against Bullying

(New York, NY)- State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan/Bronx) today expressed their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of 12 year old Joel Morales from Jefferson Houses in East Harlem, and spoke out against bullying in schools. On Tuesday, the young student took his life after enduring continued harrassment by bullies."My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Joel Morales," said Senator José Serrano.

May 31, 2012
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Senator Serrano Invites You to Celebrate New York State Museum Week

(New York, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) invites you to celebrate the first ever Museum Week in New York from May 31-June 6. The initiative was spearheaded by Senator Betty Little (R-Queensbury) and I Love NY. Throughout New York State more than 200 museums, zoos and botanical gardens, historic homes, living history museums, arts centers and cultural organizations will participate in this inaugural celebration. New York State Museum Week celebrates the diversity and richness of its museums by inviting residents and visitors alike to discover the fascinating worlds of art, photography, history, science, and more.

May 30, 2012
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June 9, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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May 23, 2012
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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in Yorkville

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Early Detection Saves Lives!

May 23, 2012
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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in East Harlem

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Early Detection Saves Lives!

May 23, 2012
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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in the Bronx

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Early Detection Saves Lives!

May 23, 2012
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Senator Serrano Attends “It’s My Park Day” at Franz Sigel Park

Senator Serrano today attended "It's My Park Day" at Franz Sigel Park in the Bronx!  This event was sponsored by William Casari and Partnerships for Parks. Partnerships for Parks is a joint program of City Parks Foundation and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. “It’s My Park Day” is celebrated by thousands of New Yorkers who volunteer to help beautify their local parks by painting, planting bulbs, and providing general clean-up among other ways.

May 19, 2012
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Senator Serrano Attends the 3rd Annual Dunk the Junk Nutrition Fair

Senator Serrano today attended the Dunk the Junk Nutrition Fair in East Harlem sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network. The fair offered free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Health Insurance Representatives were also present to answer questions. The event featured music, games, prizes, giveaways, and cooking lessons.

May 19, 2012
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Senator Serrano Attends Highbridge Library’s Community Spring Fair

Serrano today co-sponsored Highbridge Library’s 2nd Annual Community Spring Fair. The fair provided resources for education, health, wellness, and culture,  community information, games and entertainment.  Attendees learned about community programs and services the Highbridge Library provides.

May 19, 2012
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Senator Serrano Sponsors Free Identity Theft Workshop in the Bronx

Senator Serrano and the Office of Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson today sponsored a Free Identity Theft Workshop in the Bronx at Hope of Israel Senior Center. The workshop featured a presentation by Assistant District Attorney Daniel Klein on strategies criminals are using to steal identities and ways to avoid becoming a victim.

May 17, 2012
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May 19, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Statement from Senator José M. Serrano Re: Activation of Secure Communities

"I am extremely troubled with the federal government's decision to move forward with the flawed Secure Communities program- a program in which the State of New York clearly stated it did not wish to participate."

"Nearly a year ago, I led a sign-on letter to which fifty of my colleagues in the legislature signed on, urging Governor Cuomo to terminate the S-Comm memorandum of agreement with ICE. In June, the Governor took a critical step to protect our state by choosing to withdraw New York's participation in a program that will lead to racial profiling and the under reporting of crimes, and which places an additional burden on our already stretched local police departments.

May 14, 2012
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The State Senate Declares May as Lupus Awareness Month

(Albany, NY)- Yesterday the New York State Senate unanimously passed a Resolution proclaiming May 2011 as Lupus Awareness Month in the State of New York. The Senate Resolution was sponsored by Senator Joseph A. Griffo and co-sponsored by Senator Jose M. Serrano. The Resolution also passed the New York State Assembly where it was sponsored by Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson.Lupus is a chronic disease that affects the immune system, causing it to become hyperactive and attack normal tissue. Of those affected with the illness, roughly 90 percent are women. Lupus is most prevalent among African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asians.

May 11, 2012
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Senator Serrano Meets with the Empire State Pride Agenda to Discuss GENDA

Senator Serrano met with the Empire State Pride Agenda today in Albany to discuss The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA/S.6349) which prohibits discrimination against transgender New Yorkers when it comes to housing, employment, credit, and public accommodations, while expanding New York's hate crimes law to include crimes against transgender individuals. The group expressed their support for the legislation, in particular the need to prevent hate crimes against the transgender community.

May 8, 2012
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