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Serrano Sends Message to Community in Support of Marriage Equality

Throughout my career as a public official, I have strongly supported Marriage Equality. Moreover, I am a co-sponsor of the Senate bill (S.4401) that will provide same-sex couples the same opportunity to enter into civil marriages as opposite-sex couples. I consider Marriage Equality a part of the ongoing struggle for civil rights in this country. State government must take comprehensive action, both on the legislative and budgetary fronts, and I applaud Governor Paterson for his leadership. 

May 27, 2009
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Bills Approved by the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee

On Wednesday, May 27, 2009 the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee approved the following five bills, four of which will proceed to the Senate calendar where they will be reviewed for a floor vote. Bill S2532A will go to the Senate's Finance Committee.

May 27, 2009
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H1N1 Flu Update

As the H1N1 flu outbreak has caused concern among many New Yorkers. The document below contains information on the current situation and the response on all levels.

It is important to remember that the best guidance is to not panic, to maintain high levels of hygiene, as you would to control the flu during flu season. The H1N1 flu is responding to anti-flu medications and health officials are reporting that at this point it seems less virulent than the average seasonal flu.

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H1N1_Update.pdf

May 26, 2009
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Serrano Hosts Forum on Teen Dating Violence

New York- Senator José M. Serrano hosted the forum Teen Dating Violence: Working Together to find Community Solutions at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. "When people think of domestic violence, they often think of things like adult marital disputes" said Serrano. "While this type of abuse is important to address, we often forget that young people can become involved in violent relationships as well."

May 22, 2009
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Free Legal Workshop

Learn the essentials of commercial leases and contracts for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Click below for full flyer.

June 23, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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June 2, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study

May 14, 2009

AccessRI Final Presentation: The Roosevelt Island Accessibility StudyA Blueprint for Advocacy and Action  New York- Over the course of the past 10 months the students in the Master's of Urban Planning program at Hunter College have been working on their final studio projects. Today the work of one studio was acknowledged with a presentation of their final report to elected officials.

May 14, 2009
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Senator Serrano Pushes for Stronger Rent Laws

Sixteen Senators Stand with Advocates and Call for Action before End of Session Albany – Sixteen State Senators stood today with rent regulated and Mitchell-Lama tenant allies to launch a full court press to pass stronger rent laws before the current legislative session ends in June. 

May 12, 2009
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Serrano Event on Teen Dating Violence

In light of the recent news coverage surrounding the topic of teen dating violence, we hope to educate and spark a conversation on this important issue. We will share resources, both local and citywide, that are available to young people experiencing violence in their relationships.

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May 22, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Serrano Co-sponsors Summit on Residential Electric Submetering

Organized by the Waterside Tenants Association and The Public Utility Law Project of New York, Inc. (PULP). Click below for more information and to register.

May 16, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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"Truth About Immigrants: Mosaic of Stories and Voices"

The outdoor film event brought to you by Art for Change, the NY Immigration Coalition, and the East Harlem Against Deportation campaign. Last month, Senator Serrano and colleagues launched East Harlem Against Deportation to oppose unjust deportations and detentions that are tearing local families apart.

May 22, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Democrats also asking for more transparency in stimulus spending (Legislative Gazette)

By KATRINA KIELTYKALegislative Gazette Staff Writer

CLICK HERE for article on Legislative Gazette website

Mon, May 11, 2009

Elected officials at the state and city level, along with government watchdog groups, called on Gov. David A. Paterson last Tuesday to take steps necessary to ensure transparency in the allocation and spending of federal stimulus money.

May 11, 2009
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Serrano Participates in Round Table on Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts

May 8, 2009

Senator Jose M. Serrano participated today in a roundtable discussionon how best to support New York City’s “naturally occurring” culturaldistricts on Friday, May 8. The roundtable was hosted by Brooklyn’sPratt Center for Community Development and the Fourth Arts Block, theleadership organization for Manhattan’s East 4th Street CulturalDistrict.

May 8, 2009
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News from the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Committee

Committee Chair José M. Serrano invited experts in the field to discuss Museum Deaccession at a lively meeting in the Capitol. CLICK HERE to view the full video clip, featuring statements from:

May 7, 2009
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May 7, 2009
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Serrano and Experts Discuss Museum Deaccession at Meeting of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Committee Chair José M. Serrano invited experts in the field to discuss Museum Deaccession at a lively meeting in the Capitol.

Features Statements From:

• Senators Serrano and Squadron• Assemblymen Brodsky and Titone• Anne Ackerson, Executive Director of the Museum Association of NY• David Palmquist,Director of Chartering Office, New York State Museum• Michael Botwinick, Director of the Hudson River Museum• Steven Kern, Director of the Everson Museum

May 6, 2009
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Senator Serrano Meets Dalai Lama in State Capitol

Senator Jose M. Serrano had the opportunity to meet with the 14th Dalai Lama in Albany on Thursday, May 7, 2009. The spiritual leader opened the New York State Senate session with a plea for peace and compassion, and stressed the importance of truth and transparency.

May 6, 2009
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Serrano and Leaders Call on Governor Paterson to Lead the Nation in "Stimulus Accountability"

Legislators and Watchdogs Call for New York to be the Nation's "Transparency Capital"

(Albany, NY) - A coalition of state elected officials praised Governor Paterson for being a champion of the federal stimulus package today, and strongly urged him to comprehensively address oversight and accountability in stimulus funding.  The state officials were joined by members of the NYS Stimulus Oversight Working Group, including Common Cause/New York and NYPIRG.

May 5, 2009
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Serrano and Leaders Call on Governor Paterson to Lead the Nation in "Stimulus Accountability"

 

Legislators and Watchdogs Call for New York to be the Nation's "Transparency Capital"

May 5, 2009
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