“As a Dominican American who represents one of the most diverse communities in this country, I applaud Judge Susan Bolton of Federal District Court’s decision to issue an injunction against Arizona’s divisive immigration enforcement law. Allowing any governing body to legalize racial profiling is appalling and flies in the face of our core belief of “innocent until proven guilty”.
Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries and Comptroller John Liu are calling on Governor Paterson to sign the Mortgage Bill of Rights Legislation, requiring mortgage lenders and brokers to provide consumers with a detailed document explaining the mortgage process and consumer rights and protections. This bill will ensure that consumers receive ample information before they begin the voluminous mortgage process.
Starting this fall, all lever voting machines in NY state will be replaced with electronic optical scan voting machines. Join Senator Peralta for a hands-on demonstration with the Board of Elections. All participants will have the opportunity to try out the new voting machines.
If you cannot attend this event, the Board of Elections is holding other demos across NYC. Find another demo by clicking here.
Please join Senator José Peralta for a series of foreclosure prevention workshops. Presentations will include sessions with loan specialists from reputable organizations that specialize in preventing foreclosures. Attendees should bring two copies of the following documents:-Hardship letter-Two most recent pay stubs-Last two month's bank statements-2008/2009/2010 tax returns-Letters/notices of default or foreclosure-Breakdown of monthly household expenses-Photo ID (unexpired driver's license, state-issued ID or passport)-Social security number
Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, New York Blood Center needs close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply. Just one pint of blood can save up to 3 lives!
If your interested in donating, please bring a picture ID and remember to eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating.
(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens), Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, requiring baby-bottles and sippy cups to carry a label warning consumers of the potential hazard of early childhood tooth decay and other dental issues resulting from the use of these products.
The sippy cup is often used for prolonged periods of time, including time spent sleeping and as use as a pacifier. During that time, sugary beverages other than water can pool in the child's mouth causing tooth decay.
Senator José Peralta hosted his the first Town Hall meeting since taking office on Friday evening in LeFrak City. Over 50 people came out to discuss community issues with the Senator including the Major Capital Improvement (MCI) project that is underway at LeFrak city, Peralta’s legislative record and the budget negations that are still underway. Residents also spoke about parking issues, the need for a Community Center and the ongoing traffic issues on 57th Street & Junction.
(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation (S8130), sponsored by Senator José Peralta (D-Queens), to protect tenants from unknowingly moving into a property with a history of bed bug infestations. This legislation requires property owners or landlords within New York City to disclose infestation history to potential tenants prior to leasing.
According to the National Pest Management Association, bedbug complaints have increased 50 fold over the last five years, appearing in apartments, mansions and dormitories in nearly every corner of the nation
(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens), Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, requiring car dealerships to pay preexisting balances on vehicles they purchase or accept for trade in from consumers in a timely manner.
(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens), Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, requiring retailers to sanitize every used mattress or bedding material transported, stored or sold in the state. The bill addresses the growing concerns regarding infestations of bedbugs by focusing on retail practices and the co-mingling of new and used bedding during transportation and storage.
As part of the Queens 2010World Cup celebration, Senator Jose Peralta has compiled a list of establishments that will be airing the games in the 13th Senatorial District. Hundreds of bars and restaurants will be celebrating one of the world’s most watched sporting events.
(Albany, NY) Every state park and historic site will be open Memorial Day weekend, the entire summer and well into next year Senator Jose Peralta (D, Queens) announced. After taking a stand to protect parks earlier this year when the Governor proposed dramatic cuts, Senate Democrats were able to negotiate an agreement to restore full funding for all parks, fulfilling their promise to keep parks, campgrounds, historic sites and botanical gardens open for New York’s families.
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.
Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Consumer ProtectionChair: Senator José Peraltaand Assembly Standing Committee on Consumer Affairs and ProtectionChair: Assembly Member Audrey I. PhefferPublic Hearing: S. 7302/A. 6634-A – Establishes the “New York State Consumers’ Right to Repair Act of 2010”Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Senate – Margarita Perez (518) 455-2529Assembly – Eric Jacobsen (518) 455-4355Media Contact: Senate – Anne Fenton (718) 205-3881Assembly – Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Jose Peralta, The Working Families Party and Make the Road New York were at Citi Field, on Friday for the Yankees and Mets urging both teams to boycott the 2011 All-Star Game in protest of Arizona's harsh new immigration law.
10,000 of New Yorkers , and hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country, have signed a petition urging baseball teams to take a stand against un-American extremism, profiling and harassment by boycotting the Arizona All-Star Game.
(Queens, NY) The State Senate passed legislation (S7296A) sponsored by Senator José Peralta (D-Queens) that will protect consumers from the growing trend of companies attempting to charge an additional fee for receiving paper billing statements instead of electronic billing statements.