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Senator Serrano Sits Down with CUNY Representatives in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with Professional Staff Congress (PSC) representatives in Albany. The PSC represents over 25,000 members of faculty and staff from City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation. CUNY consists of 24 institutions of higher learning and is the third largest university system in the United States. PSC and Senator Serrano discussed the importance of CUNY to New York City, potential reforms to the NY TAP program and The DREAM Act.

March 4, 2014
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Senator Serrano Applauds New York State Parks' High Visitation Marks

Attendance in Parks Exceeds 60 Million for Second Year in a Row

 

February 28, 2014
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Senator Serrano Joins Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson's Black History Month Celebration

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson for her Black History Month celebration at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The event included an awards ceremony and musical entertainment and was widely attended by the community. 

February 27, 2014
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Senator Serrano Expresses Support for Universal Pre-K

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano rallied alongside New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, parents and students at the Mitchel Community Center in the South Bronx, in support of Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK).  The forum was sponsored by East Side Settlement, Children's Aids Society, United Parents of Highbridge, NYCHA and the Children's Campaign. Serrano expressed his support in favor of NYC's plan for UPK and expanded funding for after-school programs.

February 27, 2014
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March 10, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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March 10, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Serrano & DA Vance Co-Sponsor Roosevelt Island Town Hall Meeting to improve Public Safety

(Roosevelt Island, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. co-sponsored an important Town Hall meeting at the Good Shepherd Community Center on Roosevelt Island.  Residents of Roosevelt Island packed the auditorium to ask the panel, which consisted of Senator Serrano, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. and Inspector Kevin Maloney of the 114th Precinct, a number of questions touching on a variety of topics. Issues of public safety, Stop and Frisk, trespassing and affordable housing were all brought up during the lively thought-provoking discussion.

February 24, 2014
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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 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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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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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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