Kevin S. Parker's Blog entries

Senator Parker Calls on House Speaker John Boehner not to Gut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

(Brooklyn, NY)- “Our country's most vulnerable populations, seniors, children, hungry families and the disabled have relied on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program since the early 1940s. We must not balance the nation's budget upon the backs of working families, the Greatest Generation, and the less fortunate. That is why I am urging the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, to save SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program).

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Parker Letter to Speaker Boehner Opposing Cuts to SNAP

October 31, 2013
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Seeking Justice After Kimani Gray's Shooting

Please find attached my letters to local, state, and federal officials seeking an investigation into Kimani Gray's tragic shooting.

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Letter to Civilian Complaint Review Board

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Letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder

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Letter to NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

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Letter to Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly

April 22, 2013
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Statement from State Senator Kevin Parker on the 'Swine Flu' virus

"I know many of us are worried about the impact of the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus on our families and our community, especially our school community. Obviously, our first concern is that we keep our children and our families as safe as possible. It is important to remember that the most effective way to fight any disease is through prevention. My colleagues and I continue to monitor the situation around the state very closely. In the meantime, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are encouraging Americans to take a few simple steps to protect their health which include:"

May 1, 2009
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Statement by State Senator Kevin Parker on the MTA's latest Financial Crisis

"After years of mismanagement and months of threatened fare hikes, the MTA now admits its most recent proposed "doomsday" fare increase is insufficient to balance its books. The MTA is demanding greater financial support from New York taxpayers even though MTA internal revenue forecasts from just three weeks ago are already coming up short.

"I have consistently opposed the MTA’s "doomsday" fare increase and the proposed imposition of bridge tolls because those measures do nothing to address the core problems of fiscal mismanagement and inefficient operations at the MTA. Instead, the MTA seeks to balance its books on the backs of commuters and local taxpayers.

April 14, 2009
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