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June 2012 Newsletter - Driving Rights and Responsibilities

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Driving Rights and Responsbilities

June 12, 2012
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Buscan regular acciones de cobradores

Según ha informado El Diario:

Nueva York - El senador José Peralta, defensores de los consumidores y víctimas de los recaudadores de deudas pidieron ayer a los legisladores estatales aprueben la propuesta de ley "S-677A Consumer Credit Fairness Act".

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May 21, 2012
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NRA Going Guns-A-Blazing To Stop Ammunition Microstamping In New York State

As reported by CBS New York:

“They feel that they know better than police chiefs and district attorneys. That’s ridiculous. The money speaks for itself. You follow the trail of money and you realize they’re being bought by the NRA,” said state Sen. Jose Peralta, D-Queens.

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May 21, 2012
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George M. Vujnovich

In 1944, Captain George M. Vujnovich served with the United States Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of the CIA. While attempting to destroy Nazi Germany’s most important oil pipeline in occupied Eastern Europe, 512 airmen were downed, trapped, and

in dire straits. As a result, Captain Vujnovich was called upon to plan and execute the largest air rescue in history for American soldiers behind enemy lines. Under his leadership, a secret airstrip was created inside a corn field to allow cargo planes to land and rescue the Americans. The entire rescue operation—known as Operation Halyard—took place without a single casualty.

May 18, 2012
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Alice “Pat” Thorpe

Alice “Pat” Thorpe’s community vocation started while she was working in the health field in 1956. Throughout her career, she has also worked for two unions: Local 144 AFL-CIO and 1199-SEIU and eventually went on to Cornell University where she studied to become a business agent for the unions.

In 1995, Ms. Thorpe received the prestigious award from the president of the AFL-CIO in New York City for her outstanding work and dedication as a delegate for the hospital.

May 15, 2012
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April 2012 Newsletter- Internet Safety

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April 25, 2012
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March 2012 Newsletter- Women's Health

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April 23, 2012
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Cash Cache; NRA Unloads 217G to N.Y. Pols to Nix Bullet Bill

As Reported by the New York Daily News:

“They are very organized,” microstamping Senate bill sponsor Jose Peralta (D-Queens) said of the NRA. “Their concern is if microstamping becomes law in New York, it will become a domino effect nationally.”

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April 11, 2012
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Faux-gettaboutit!

New York Post reports

He wants real jail time for fake-ID peddlers.

State Sen. José Peralta (D-Queens) is proposing a measure to make the punishment for selling a phony ID comparable to the one for actually forging it.

Low-level street hustlers selling the fakes would face higher felony jail terms of five to 15 years in prison, up from only 2 1/2 years now, if his bill passes.

“Fake IDs are really at the heart of a number of criminal enterprises,” he said.

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March 1, 2012
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Fake Id's

WPIX reports

The New York Post had an interesting look into the world of fake id's. In queens you can get what you want... for just a couple hundred bucks. Dan Mannarino has more.

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March 1, 2012
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En zona de Nueva York, en una hora se pueden obtener documentos falsos

Univision reports

Blanca Rosa Vílchez nos muestra cómo funciona el mercado de los documentos falsos en Nueva York y el caro precio que se puede pagar.

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March 1, 2012
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Lawmakers Address Fraud Concerns Among Queens Immigrants

NY1 reports

Officials gathered outside Elmhurst Hospital on Wednesday to address consumer-related issues being reported by immigrants.

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March 1, 2012
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Former Mayor Dinkins honored at Black History event

Times Ledger reports

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) honored former Mayor David Dinkins with a Lifetime Achievement Award at his second Black History Month celebration.

The city’s first black mayor received multiple standing ovations at the senator’s event, held at the Langston Hughes Library, at 100-01 Northern Blvd. in Corona, last Thursday. As the main honoree and the keynote speaker, Dinkins told the more than 100 attendees about the struggles he faced growing up in segregated America and the black leaders before and since his time.

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March 1, 2012
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February 2012 Newsletter- Quality of Life Survey

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February 22, 2012
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Fighting the sex trade in Queens and statewide

Queens Chronicle reports

By Jose Peralta

There are some 27 million slaves in the world today, more than at any other time in human history. Most are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and 80 percent are female. About half of the world’s trafficking victims are under the age of 18.

While New York State’s sex trafficking laws are among the most comprehensive in the nation, promoting prostitution in the first degree, compelling prostitution and sex trafficking are all classified here as non-violent felonies.

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February 17, 2012
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State Dems take a shot at new gun law

Daily News reports

ALBANY— State Senate Democrats next week plan to revive legislation aimed at cracking down on illegal handguns — a bill that was shot down in the Legislature two years ago.The Democrats are set to begin a “sustained” push to require some bullet casings to carry unique markings — a process known as microstamping that is strongly backed by Mayor Bloomberg, an anti-illegal gun crusader.

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February 17, 2012
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Senators Peralta and Smith Call For Extending State Foreclosure Prevention Program

Citing the alarmingly large number of families across the state facing foreclosure, State Senators Jose Peralta and Malcolm Smith are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to fund a program that provides homeowners with counseling, legal assistance and help negotiating with banks.  Launched in 2008, funding for the $25 million Foreclosure Prevention Services Program expires next month.

February 9, 2012
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Pimp Their Sentences, Sez Queens Pol

As reported by the New York Daily News:

ALBANY — A state senator from Queens is pushing for longer jail sentences for pimps.

Sen. Jose Peralta — with the strong backing of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and women’s advocates — has introduced legislation to reclassify sex trafficking as a violent felony and increase the minimum jail sentence to five years.

“We have to attack prostitution at all levels,” said Peralta, a Democrat whose district includes a prostitution-laden stretch of Roosevelt Ave.

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February 6, 2012
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