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Senator Parker visiting shooting victim Joel Klein

Today,  Senator Parker visited the four injured and hospitalized members of the Shomrim Patrol Force who were shot while responding to an incident  near 49th Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park.

September 3, 2010
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Senator Parker Honors Community Heroes

(Brooklyn, NewYork)  Today,  Senator Parker visited the four injured and hospitalized members of the Shomrim Patrol Force who were shot while responding to an incident  near 49th Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park.  “I commend you

September 3, 2010
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SENATOR PROTECTS CONSUMERS AGAINST ENERGY BILL INCREASES

(ALBANY, NEW YORK)  Governor Paterson signed into law a bill that will establish consumer safeguards to end aggressive tactics by energy companies offering energy supply contracts to residential and small business customers. “This legislation will ensure that New Yorkers are protected from door-to-door scammers peddling unfavorable energy supply contracts,” said Senator Kevin Parker (D-21).

September 2, 2010
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Senator Parker passes a bill to save 16 Daycare Centers in Brooklyn

 (Albany, New York) Today- Governor Paterson signed landmark legislation that means all  all day care centers in New York City have to give 12 months notice prior to closing.  “This is a victory for working families,” said Senator Parker (D-21). “There are thousands of families in New York City who are dependent on city run daycare centers and this will give them the time needed to find a new facility if their day care provider faces closure.” The move came after New York City announced last February it planned to close 16 day care centers at the end of the school year. These closures would have resulted in 772 children, most of whom are minorities needing to find alternative childcare arrangements, by the end of the school year.

September 2, 2010
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State Senator Kevin Parker announces a victory for students and schools

(Brooklyn, NY) "I am pleased to announce that New York won $700 million in Race to the Top funding for our schools today," said State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21). In announcing the recipients of Race to the Top funds, U.S.

August 25, 2010
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State Senator Kevin Parker announces a victory for students and schools

 (Brooklyn, NY) "I am pleased to announce that New York won $700 million in Race to the Top funding for our schools today," said State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21). In announcing the recipients of Race to the Top funds, U.S.

August 25, 2010
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Help gather supplies for women in Haiti

Donation drive from August 9, 2010 - September 11, 2010

You can help by donating the following items:  

August 16, 12:00 AM - September 11, 12:00 AM
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Harvest Fest

 

 

Join us for our annual back to school giveaway:

There will be

FOOD • MUSIC

• CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

• COLLEGE BOUND INFORMATION

August 28, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Parker with speaker of New York City council Catherine Quinn

I ask the Assembly not to be penny wise and pound foolish to take up this course of action and allowing Hydraulic fracturing in New York State without proper study and preparation for the potential effects on the communities where Hydraulic fracturing takes place. We need a better understanding to make sure our drinking water is protected

August 11, 2010
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Senator Kevin Parker moves to save New York City Drinking Water

 

New, York, New York Senator Parker joined advocates and public officials to urge his colleagues in government to block gas exploration in upstate New York.

 

August 11, 2010
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Senator Parker meets Michelle Obama at the Democratic Converntion

I was lucky enough to meet First Lady Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

August 9, 2010
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Senator Parker with staff from New York Blood Center

African-American blood donation is the primary way to fight the complications of Sickle Cell disease. Sickle Cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects approximately 80,000 people in the United States, 97 percent of whom are of African heritage. People suffering from Sickle Cell  require blood transfusions throughout their lives.

August 9, 2010
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Senator Parker teamed up Shamika Yearwood & New York Blood Center to encourage New Yorkers to give blood

Senator Parker partnered with New York Blood Center and college intern Shamika Yearwood to encourage Flatbush residents to donateblood at the Senator’s constituent service day event.  To incentivize would be donors, the New York Blood Center promised Ms. Yearwood a $250 scholarship towards her tuition if she could help them collect 40 pints of blood.

August 9, 2010
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Senator Parker's comments on hydro fracking

The Senate voted on a momratorium on hydrofracking. Here are my thoughts on the issue:

August 9, 2010
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Senator Parker is presented the legislative Award from Human Care Services

Esther Lustig and the staff at Human Care Services are truly doing God's work by looking after the most vulnerable members of our community.

July 29, 2010
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