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Queens Officials Show Off New Voting Machines

NY 1

September 3, 2010 

Voters will soon be casting their ballots using a brand new system.

Local leaders and officials from the city's Board of Elections demonstrated the new electronic voting system in Jackson Heights, Queens on Friday. 

The old lever voting booths will be a thing of the past, and the new system is designed to be in compliance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

From now on, with every vote cast, a verifiable paper record will be produced.

Officials say it will be easier and more accurate than the old booths. 

 

September 7, 2010
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Politicians Gather to Help Flood Victims

Queens Chronicle

by Andrew Benjamin, Chronicle Contributor

September 2, 2010

The United States has contributed around $150 million to relief efforts in Pakistan following flooding which began in late July and continues to devastate the region. Yet, as the death toll rises and more are left homeless, the need for more money and supplies is increasing.

Last Thursday, Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Corona) joined Mohammad Razvi of the Council of People’s Organization and Amy Paul of South Asian Youth Action at Kabab King in Jackson Heights to urge community members to donate money and supplies to reputable aid organizations in Pakistan. 

September 3, 2010
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Legislators Lead Drive for Pakistani Flood Relief

Times Ledger

by Rebecca Henely 

September 2, 2010

City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) urged residents to donate money and food for those suffering from the floods in Pakistan at a news conference at Pakistani restaurant Kabab King Diner in Jackson Heights last Thursday.

“These floods have taken a tremendous toll on the people who live there,” Dromm said.

September 2, 2010
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New Law Requires Landlords to Reveal Bedbug Info

Times Ledger

by Rebecca Henely 

September 2, 2010 

Sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite — especially new residents.

Gov. David Paterson signed legislation Monday requiring all owners or landlords of a property to give potential tenants written advance notice if the dwelling they are renting has had bedbugs in the past year.

The legislation was sponsored by state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) and state Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan).

“Bedbugs have become an insidious nuisance for renters throughout the state because landlords oftentimes do not disclose infestations,” Peralta said. “Tenants have the right to know if the apartment or house they are renting was previously occupied by bedbugs.”

September 2, 2010
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Relief Efforts Continue For Pakistan Flood Victims In NY

Queens Gazette

September 1, 2010

New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm and New York state Senator José Peralta urge New Yorkers to make charitable donations to help the victims of the Pakistan flood disaster through NYC based aid organizations with long and proven track records of effectively delivering resources to those in need.

The floods which were triggered by the start of the monsoon rains about a month ago, have now affected an estimated 15 to 20 million people. 

September 1, 2010
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Senator Peralta and Councilmember Dromm Renew Calls For Pakistan Flood Aid

NY 1

August 26, 2010

As millions in Pakistan continue to fight flood waters, elected officials here in the city are urging New Yorkers to make charitable donations.

The floods hit the nation at the end of last month killing at least 1,500 people, and causing widespread damage.

Local officials say the people of Pakistan need our help.

"We have about 17 million that have been affected by these floods. Six million children are prone to disease in this area," said State Senator Jose Peralta of Queens. 

"People are homeless. People need food, water, they need everything. And we have people on ground just to deliver those goods immediately," said Mohammad Razvi of The Council of Peoples Organization.

August 30, 2010
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Ballpark Update: Stadiums Must Tell About Toxic Food

CBS MoneyWatch.com

by Kathy Kristof 

July 29, 2010 

If State Senator Jose Peralta has his way, the citizens of New York will get some warning before they buy toxic food at a sports stadium. 

Reacting to an ESPN report about the prevalence of health violations with food and drink vendors at stadiums across the country, Peralta introduced legislation on Thursday that would demand that anyone selling food — regardless of whether it’s a restaurant, a push-cart or a stadium food vendor — post a letter grade indicating the result of their recent health inspection. 

July 30, 2010
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Senator Peralta Tackles Foreclosure

Queens Chronicle

by Elizabeth Daley

7/29/2010

Inspired by the high foreclosure rate across the country and in Queens, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) joined allies City Comptroller John Liu and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Fort Greene) at City Hall on Tuesday to promote legislation requiring lenders and brokers to provide consumers with a document explaining the mortgage process, consumer rights and protections.

Peralta urged Gov. David Paterson to sign the legislation shortly after speaking to residents facing foreclosure in his district at a workshop last Thursday.

 

July 29, 2010
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Restore Education Cuts

More than one million children in our city depend on the New York City Public School system to provide them with a quality education that will prepare them to be functional, successful adults. A lifetime of low paying jobs, poor health and substandard living conditions await kids who do not receive a proper education.

May 28, 2010
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Lawmakers Slam Arizona Immigration Law

April 28, 2010 5:58 pm

Posted by Michael Johnson

With the budget talks at a stalemate, several Senate and Assembly Democrats took time to weigh in on the biggest national story – the Arizona Legislature’s controversial immigration enforcement bill. Senators Jose Peralta and Jose Serrano publicly denounced the new plan today. They say it would promote racial profiling. And Senator Peralta went a step further, calling the decision to sign the bill by the Arizona Governor a slap in the face of the federal government.

April 29, 2010
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Rev. Al threatens to fight Arizona's new immigration law

The Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday threatened to fight Arizona's tough new immigration law with civil disobedience -- and welcomed the prospect of getting arrested in the process.

Sharpton compared himself to the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, who rode interstate buses in mixed-race groups to protest racial segregation, saying he and his allies would become "Freedom Walkers," striding through the streets of Arizona without identification to show their opposition to the law.

"We will walk down the streets with no identification and submit ourselves to arrest,"

April 28, 2010
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*NY State Senator Jose Peralta supports Congressman Raul Grijalva’s opposition to Arizona State legislature Bill SB1070 *

*“Anti-immigrant, anti-American”*

 

 State Senator Jose Peralta supports Congressman Raul Grijalva’s opposition

to Arizona State legislature bill SB1070 Peralta said “I support Arizona

Congressman Raul Grijalva’s objection to SB1070. As a Dominican American

who represents one of the most diverse communities in this country, I find

Arizona’s SB1070 anti-immigrant, anti-American and unconstitutional. This

April 25, 2010
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Powering New York's Future

“Powering New York’s Future”  is an initiative by the Legislature to develop a long term approach to using low cost power to create and sustain jobs.  In the coming weeks, the Legislature is conducting a series of hearings and roundtables focusing upon the use of low cost power for economic development purposes.

March 17, 2010
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Budget 2010

The Senate is opening up the budget process like never before. For the first time, all  Joint public hearings on the budget are being broadcast live over the internet so that New Yorkers across the state can be informed, get involved and be heard.

March 17, 2010
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