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April 26, 2012
April 19, 2012

Senator Parker Demands that Cuomo Restore Funding to Community Organizations


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April 13, 2012

Brooklyn to honor the commitment and dedication of Parent Coordinators

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March 28, 2012

Senator Parker’s Statement on the Killing of Trayvon Martin

(Brooklyn, NY) I am truly devastated by the tragedy that occurred this February 26, 2012.  On that day, Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year-old was gunned down by George Zimmerman under the guise of Florida’s “Stand your Ground” law.  Today, I wear my hoodie in solidarity with my fellow Senate and Assembly colleagues in his honor. 

March 26, 2012

Senator Parker Advocates to Bridge the Gap in Crime Detection

 Senator Parker Advocates to Bridge the Gap in Crime Detection

Calls for the Inclusion of Microstamping in the Upcoming Budget Proposal

February 14, 2012

Legislators Seek Independent Watchdog Over The NYPD

For Immediate Release: February 9, 2012 

(Albany, NY) Senator Kevin Parker and Assemblyman Karim Camara have introduced legislation that establishes an independent inspector general for the New York City Police Department. In recent years we have witnessed serious abuses by the NYPD, whether for racially and religious discriminatory policies such as stop and frisk, the wholesale surveillance of the Muslim community in New York City and other jurisdictions, and the mistreatment of the Occupy Wall St. protesters. In some of these situations the public was given misinformation and even deliberately misled.

February 10, 2012

Senator Parker Remembers King As Drum Major For Justice - 8th Annual “A Shared Dream” Free Concert to Feature Gospel Artist Byron Cage

Brooklyn, NY -   State Senator Kevin Parker, A Shared Dream Foundation and other sponsors host 8th Annual ‘A Shared Dream’ tribute in word and song to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 13, 2012

Senator Parker Welcomes Tenth Circuit Decision on Oklahoma Measure Targeting Shariah Law

I commend the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s decision today in Awad v. Ziriax to affirm the preliminary injunction against the Oklahoma “Save our State” Constitutional Amendment banning courts from applying Islamic and international law. Today there is a movement that seeks to ostracize and discriminate fellow Americans on the basis of their religion, Islam. As we mark Rev. Martin Luther King birthday next week, we must continue his mission of seeking equality for all, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed.

January 10, 2012

Happy New Year From Senator Parker

Dear Friend,
Happy New Year from my family to yours! I hope prosperity, good health,and the ability to provide for your family is yours throughout 2012 andbeyond.
Know that I will continue to be your voice in Albany,with your support andfriendship, to represent Central Brooklyn residents and New Yorkers atlarge as the State legislature works towards job creation, tax fairnessand assisting our seniors with affordable housing and utility costs in ourupcoming session.
I look forward to working with our Governor Andrew Cuomo this year andcontinuing our efforts to move New York in a positive direction. Together,we need to ensure all New Yorkers are afforded a living wage with benefits

January 3, 2012

Senator Parker Applauds the Governor for Protecting Middle Class New Yorkers

(Albany, NY)  Today Senator Parker (D-21) stated that the Governor has helped pass much needed changes to the State’s tax code to will help middle-class New Yorkers.  Under the Governor’s restructuring, 4.4 million taxpayers will pay less than they do under the old rate.  “This is what New York needs to begin our return to economic stability,” stated Parker.

December 7, 2011

Senator Parker Calls for Systematic Change at NYPD: Racist attitudes and behaviors must be curtailed

(Brooklyn, NY) Today Senator Parker demanded serious action from Commissioner Kelly surrounding the racist Facebook comments allegedly made by several NYPD officers. In a letter Parker requests that the results of the pending internal investigation be made public and any officer found to be in violation be disciplined beyond just administrative duty.

December 7, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

For Immediate Release: November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011

SENATOR PARKER, MAG MOGUL SEEK TO EXPAND MENTOR MOVEMENT -- Susan L. Taylor Implores Community Leaders to Take Action and Learn About Impacting Young Lives

Brooklyn, NY- Tonight Brooklyn corporate, nonprofit, entrepreneur and clergy leaders joined Senator Parker at a reception he sponsored on behalf of Brooklyn CARES Circle at Crystal Lounge in the heart of Flatbush and the five-term Senator’s district. Guests listened intently to staggering statistics of a fast-growing number of Black school-aged and teen-aged children falling below the already substandard poverty level. Special guest speaker Susan L. Taylor, CEO and founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence magazine imparted to the enrapt attendees how their mentoring endeavor with an already-established youth service organization would dramatically impact these young lives and reverse these chilling facts.


November 18, 2011

Support Our Armed Forces This Veterans Day; Senator Parker Urges Brooklyn to Thank Our Servicemen and Women

(Brooklyn, NY) In recognition of Veterans Day this Friday, November 11th , State Senator Kevin Parker

November 10, 2011

Senator Parker Makes Seeking U.S. Citizenship Easy

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2011

Brooklyn, NY-   Join State Senator Kevin Parker and The City University of New York  for a free Citizenship Application Assistance event.    There are many advantages to be gained by becoming a U.S. citizen and Brooklyn  residents who are ready to apply for citizenship will gain helpful assistance from experienced lawyers and other immigration professionals all in one convenient location.  

November 9, 2011

Senator Parker Announces Launch of “Jobs Express” Website to Assist Unemployed New Yorkers Find Work

For Immediate Release: November 3, 2011

 (Brooklyn, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) proudly announces an innovative new website designed to assist New Yorkers in finding employment. Through the leadership of Governor Cuomo, this website takes thousands of jobs listed throughout the New York State Jobs Bank and sorts them by region and industry, to help job seekers identify positions available.

“My constituents are some of the hardest working and most talented people in the State,” said Senator Parker. “In midst of our challenging economic recovery we must ensure that resources are made available to help them find meaningful long-term employment.” 

November 3, 2011

Senators Urge Attorney General Schneiderman to Investigate NYPD Profiling and Surveillance of Muslims

(Brooklyn, NY) Today, Senator Kevin Parker was joined by Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Shirley Huntley, Liz Krueger, Velmanette Montgomery, Bill Perkins, and Gustavo Rivera in a letter to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman seeking an investigation into the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) potentially unlawful covert surveillance operations of the Muslim community in New York City and other jurisdictions. 

October 5, 2011
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