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
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.
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.
Senator Serrano, Sanitation Commissioner Doherty, City's Sustainability Director Aggarwala, and Assemblymember Kellner Announce Legislation to Make New York City a Pioneer in Protecting the Environment by Encouraging Sustainable Choices
City Residents Use Billions of Plastic Bags Per Year
Five Cent Plastic Carryout Bag Fee Will Help Reduce Litter and Number of Bags That Enter Waste Stream
Senator Serrano met with youth from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, a group advocating for sensible gun legislation in the state of New York. The students were taking part in the organization’s Albany Lobby Day, and they shared with Senator Serrano their experiences and the experiences of their communities regarding the use of illegal weapons in New York City neighborhoods.
"East Harlem Against Deportation" is a campaign organized by the community’s elected representatives: State Senator José M. Serrano; Congressman Charles B. Rangel; Assemblyman Adam C. Powell IV; Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer; and Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito (please note elected leaders cannot endorse individual letters, but instead the overall campaign); with support from local advocates, concerned families and non-profit organizations. Please direct signed letters and questions to The Children’s Aid Society, 130 East 101st Street, 212-348-2343.
Governor David A. PatersonState CapitolAlbany, NY 12224
Dear Governor Paterson:
I am writing to commend you for the forward-looking vision of your Healthy Food, HealthyCommunities Initiative. I know the issue of nutrition has been an important one for youradministration. I thank you for addressing the concerns expressed by advocates, residents andelected officials in your Executive budget. I was a strong supporter of the program during budget
Albany, NY - Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) today discussed passage of budget items that will harness the power of culture and tourism to revitalize the New York State economy.
"We were able to restore more than $4 million to the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)," said Serrano, the Chair of the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation. Together with additional funding from the federal government, this totals more than $7 million.
Senator Serrano and his father, Congressman José E. Serrano, honor civic and community leaders in celebration of Black History Month. From left to right: the Congressman; Sister Alicia Florence Allick-Goudie; Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter; David Gibson; Anthony Jordan; and the Senator.
Senator Serrano is joined by Maria Bonet, Outreach Counselor for the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, at the workshop on Thursday evening.In conjunction with the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, Senator Serrano hosted a Lupus awareness workshop in his district office.
"This is a disease that disproportionately affects women of color, a population already burdened with unequal access to quality and affordable healthcare," said the Senator.