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Senator Serrano Co-sponsors Disaster Preparedness Event on Roosevelt Island

Senator José M. Serrano, the American Redcross in Greater New York, and the NYC Office of Emergency Management co-sponsored a free presentation designed to prepare individuals and families for emergency situations. Attendees learned how to create a family disaster plan, build and maintain a supply kit, and keep loved ones safe and informed during times of disaster.

January 5, 2010
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Olga Mendez to be Honored in Albany

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January 11, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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January 5, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Joint Advisory Board of State Government Proceedings Concludes Public Meetings

(Albany, NY)- The New York State Legislature Joint Advisory Board on the Broadcast of State Government Proceedings (the “Joint Advisory Board”) has concluded an initial round of public meetings on the current legislative channel and the expansion of its programming.

December 21, 2009
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Senator Serrano Reads from Handel's Messiah

On Sunday, December 13, 2009, Senator José M. Serrano participated in the annual reading of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. This event, which draws large crowds from all around New York City, has become a holiday tradition in the Bronx. Music was performed by the Bronx Opera Chorus and conducted by Michael Spierman.“It is an honor to have been, once again, selected as an orator for this year’s performance,” said Senator Serrano, who is a proud supporter of the Bronx Opera Company.

December 13, 2009
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Men and Domestic Violence

Please contact Jené Toussaint at (212)828-5829 or jene.nys@gmail.com with any questions.

December 17, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Statement from Senator Serrano on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

(Albany, NY)- On Wednesday December 2, 2009, Senator José M. Serrano (D- Manhattan/Bronx) and his Senate colleagues worked with Governor David Patterson to approve a bipartisan Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP)  aiming to protect jobs, prevent tax hikes and save critical school funding. "Responsible cuts were necessary, but we were able to 'cut with care' by protecting funding for health care and education- without placing an additional burden on the taxpayer," said Serrano.

December 8, 2009
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Serrano Statement on Marriage Equality Vote

New York, NY- Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) expressed disappointment that a marriage equality bill (S.4401) did not pass on the Senate floor today."I am deeply saddened and disappointed by the result of today's vote on marriage equality. This issue is a part of the ongoing struggle for civil rights in the United States, and I maintain that State government must take action.

December 2, 2009
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NY-SPAN Public Meeting: Senator Serrano Encourages You to Submit Testimony

The New York State Legislature Joint Advisory Board on the Broadcast of State Government Proceedings will conduct their second public meeting on December 10th. The Board was established to advise on the expansion of the current dedicated legislative television channel. The Advisory Board members have recommended that the television station be modeled after C-SPAN, and they would like your input on how this governmental affairs channel should operate. 

November 25, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Meeting Regarding Expansion Of Legislative TV Channel- Public Testimony Welcome

ADVISORY: PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING EXPANSION OF LEGISLATIVE TELEVISION CHANNEL- PUBLIC TESTIMONY WELCOME                                                       

December 10, 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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November 19, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Public Meeting Tuesday in Albany Regarding Expansion of Legislative Television Channel

The New York State Legislature Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government Proceedings is conducting a public meeting to discuss the expansion of the current dedicated legislative television channel. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on November 17, in Room 124 of the New York State Capitol.

The Joint Advisory Board is co-chaired by Senator José M. Serrano and Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari.

November 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Public Meeting Tuesday in Albany Regarding Expansion of Legislative Television Channel

Contact: Assembly- Kevin Frazier (518)455-4474                 For Immediate Release:

               Senate- Greg Meyer (212)828-5829                          November 13, 2009

November 13, 2009
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Serrano Receives Prestigious Attorney General Award

Senator José M. Serrano was presented with the Attorney General’s prestigious Distinguished Public Service Award in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. It was awarded by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to exemplary New Yorkers who have been of service to the Latino community and to society at large. Serrano spoke of the importance of remembering the pioneers who have helped to empower those of Latino Heritage.

November 13, 2009
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BROADCAST BOARD RELEASES REPORT, RECOMMENDS TRANSFORMATION OF LEGISLATIVE BROADCASTS INTO INDEPENDENT STATE GOVERNMENTAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS CHANNEL

Effective in January, Existing Legislative Broadcasts to Include all Legislative Hearings and Additional Enhancements

November 13, 2009
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Serrano Statement on Marriage Equality Bill

November 10, 2009

(New York, NY)-- State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) expressed disappointment that a marriage equality bill was not brought to the Senate floor for a vote today. "When we look at past civil-rights movements, there were always those who were on the wrong side of history by believing that changes in archaic laws would create havoc within our society," said Serrano.

November 10, 2009
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Let's Not Gamble with Our Children's Future

I’m not a gambling man. Yet if I had a dime for every time I mentioned the benefits of arts education, I’d wager that I would have just about enough to close the $3 billion budget gap facing New York State.  Well, maybe not quite that much, but judging from my experience this week alone, I think it would be a hefty sum.

November 5, 2009
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