Kevin S. Parker's posts related to Mta (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

SENATOR KEVIN PARKER STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S PROPOSAL TO INCREASE THE MTA TAX ON NEW YORK CITY

SENATOR KEVIN PARKER STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S PROPOSAL TO INCREASE THE MTA TAX ON NEW YORK CITY

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SENATOR PARKER TELLS MTA NOT TO BE A PLATFORM FOR HATE

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2012

(Brooklyn, NY)  Today, Senator Kevin Parker strongly urged the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to cease displaying anti-Muslim hate advertisements on their properties. In a letter to Acting Chairman Fernando Ferrer, Senator Parker presented the MTA with a legal basis for preventing the MTA for being used as a platform for hate. The Senator also requested the MTA follow the lead of other mass transit systems such as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which have adopted advertising carriage rules that allow them to deny the use of their property as a platform for hate speech and incitements to violence. “I take this step in asking Chairman Ferrer and the MTA to cease being a platform for hate because, as a legislator with a large number of Muslim constituents, I am concerned that the rhetoric of hate could lead to increased targeting of Muslim New Yorkers,” said Senator Parker.

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