Kevin S. Parker's Press releases

Senator Parker Announces Veterans Package -- Better Treatment For NY Veterans

(Albany, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D- Brooklyn) announced his veterans legislative package consisting of four bills addressing post-service homelessness, sexual trauma, substance and alcohol abuse, mental stigma, unclaimed remains, and job credits.

May 31, 2013
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Senator Parker Addresses Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

(Albany, NY)  In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) proposed his Celiac Awareness Package consisting of four bills that address significant challenges faced by individuals affected by celiac disease or gluten intolerance. 

May 31, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Celebrates New York’s Elders

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2013          

May 22, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Announces the Creation of a Women’s Health Website

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May 22, 2013
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Senator Parker Passes Smart Metering Bill for Residential Consumers

Senator Parker Passes Senate Bill No.1642A

Smart Metering for Residential Consumers Headed to the Senate Floor for a Vote

May 22, 2013
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SENATOR KEVIN PARKER HONORS MS. HAZEL COLLMAN-FOSTER ON

SENATOR KEVIN PARKER HONORS MS. HAZEL COLLMAN-FOSTER ON

NEW YORK STATE’S ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN’S DAY

May 14, 2013
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Senator Parker Recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month

Senator Parker Recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month

(Albany, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D- 21) urges increased asthma awareness and education during May as part of Asthma Awareness Month.  Asthma affects over 1.1 million New Yorkers, and can be controlled with a variety of common medications..

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER BRINGS SMILES TO STUDENTS GOING TO THE PROM

SENATOR PARKER BRINGS SMILES TO STUDENTS GOING TO THE PROM

“Brooklyn Lawmaker Helps Ease Burden for Working Families with FREE dresses”

May 2, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER CELEBRATES THE 43rd ANNUAL EARTH DAY

PARKER CONGRATULATES NEW YORK’S ENVIRONMENTALISTS FOR THEIR PAST SUCCESSES AND A BRIGHT FUTURE PROTECTING OUR AIR AND WATER

April 22, 2013
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Senator Parker Stands Up for Individuals Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder

Senator Parker Stands Up for Individuals Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bi-Partisan Legislative Package Addresses the Needs of the Developmentally Disabled

April 17, 2013
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Senator Parker Commends The Nomination of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam: Congratulates the Governor on Selecting the First African American Woman Justice for New York's High Court

(Brooklyn, NY) “I commend Governor Andrew Cuomo for nominating a superior jurist, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, for a position on New York’s highest court.  Judge Abdus-Salaam is not only a talented and knowledgeable legal scholar, but she also understands the challenges of everyday New Yorkers. 

April 11, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Seeking Greater Broadband Access in the State

Senator Kevin Parker Seeking Greater Broadband Access in the State

S.1636 Passes the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

March 12, 2013
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Senator Parker Leads Call to Governor and Legislative Leaders to Boost School Aid Statewide and Reverse Proposed Cuts to New York City Schools

(Brooklyn)  Today, Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) and 19 additional Senate Democrats called upon Governor Cuomo and the Legislature’s leaders to make available an additional $350 million in school aid to be distributed in a way that prioritizes high need schools throughout the state.  With schools struggling to provide even the basics, another $350 million is necessary in order to prevent more cuts to the classroom and ensure that all of New York’s students are receiving a “sound basic education.”

March 8, 2013
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Senator Parker Celebrates March As Women’s History Month

Parker Reflects on New York’s Contributions to Empowerment,

Looks Forward to Continuing to Expand Equality and Justice for Women

(Brooklyn, NY) “One hundred years ago this week, 5,000 women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., demanding the right to vote,” said Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn). “That march was the first civil rights march to use Washington, D.C., and can be traced directly back to the 1848 Women’s Rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York.”

March 8, 2013
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March 7, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER ADVOCATES FOR A TRUE MINIMUM WAGE BILL

SENATOR PARKER ADVOCATES FOR A TRUE MINIMUM WAGE BILL

Senator Parker introduced S.3711 yesterday, raising the minimum wage to $11.15 indexed for inflation

 

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2013

 

February 13, 2013
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Senator Parker Addresses Quality Education

Senator Parker Addresses Quality Education

Parker introduces a legislative package modeled on AQE’s “Averting Educational Crisis” Conference

February 11, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER APPLAUDS NEW YORK’S LEADERSHIP IN GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS

 

SENATOR PARKER APPLAUDS NEW YORK’S LEADERSHIP IN GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS

CONGRATULATES THE NINE RGGI STATES ON

REDUCING THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS “CAP” BY 45%

February 7, 2013
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Senator Parker Addresses Early Childhood Education

For Immediate Release: February 6, 2013

Senator Parker Addresses Early Childhood Education

Parker introduces a legislative package addressing the early childhood education system

February 6, 2013
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