Senator Parker passed J3789 Commemorating the 47th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday".
On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights demonstrators marched 54 miles from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama. The demonstrators organized to promote black voter registration and challenge the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson, who had been killed by an Alabama state trooper three weeks earlier while trying to protect his mother at a civil rights demonstration. For 100 years after Emancipation laws, intimidation tactics, and violence prevented African-Americans from going to the polls.
State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Stephen Allinger, Legislative Director for New York State United Teachers
The Importance of Education, Campaign on Fiscal Education law suit, Green Schools
NYSUT is more than 600,000 people who work in, or are retired from, New York's schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities. Dedicated to improving not only working conditions, but also professions, with a common commitment to improve the quality of education and healthcare for the people of New York.
Roger Rosen, CEO of the educational publisher Rosen Publishing, was interviewed by Senator Parker (D-21) on June 15, 2011. Rosen Publishing, Inc. is an independent educational publishing house, established in 1950 to serve the needs of students in grades Pre-K -12 with high interest, curriculum-correlated materials. Parker discussed several topics including:
The importance of Teen Health & Wellness Database, created by the Rosen Publishing Company which is available at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.
Cyberbullying and Teen Suicide
The importance of electronic databases for access to information to teens
Cyber Safety for Parents and Childen