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Senator Parker Speaks on Shariah at NYC Bar

(Brooklyn, NY)  On May 18, 2011, Senator Parker addressed the New York City Bar Association, on the topic of, “Islam and Democracy in the U.S. – A Legislator’s Perspective.”  The New York City Bar Association founded in 1870, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students.  Today the City Bar has over 23,000 members.  


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. 


Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.