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Free Adult Flu Shot

State Senator Kevin Parker, Provident Clinical Society & Brooklyn Nurses Association are working in partnership to offer FREE flu shots to senior citizens while vaccine supplies last at the District Office.

December 2, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Parker leads Senate in passing Groundbreaking Fair Pay Act

Albany, NY) Yesterday, the State Assembly followed the Senate in passing the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA). This historic legislation will protect thousands of hard-working men and women from unscrupulous employers who steal their earnings by paying less than minimum wage, misclassifying them as independent contractors, or by forcing them to work off the clock, among other underhanded schemes.

December 1, 2010
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SENATOR PARKER ASKS FOR A CHANCELLOR WITH EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) called upon Commissioner David Steiner of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to deny Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Cathie Black's request for her to receive a waiver, allowing her to serve as the Chancellor of New York City's Schools despite lacking professional experience in education.

November 11, 2010
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Senator Parker Honors Our Fallen Heroes

(Albany, New York) On November 11, we celebrate Veteran’s Day, a day for us to pay tribute to those who have fought to protect our country. This year, Governor David Paterson signed my legislation, which will take effect on Veterans’ Day 2010. This law will allow for the respectful disposition of the unidentified cremated remains (cremains) of veterans.

November 10, 2010
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Senator Parker says NO to Bloomberg's Food Stamp Plan

(Brooklyn, NY) -  Governor David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg plan to announce today their impending request for permission of  the U.S.

October 7, 2010
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Citizenship Drive

State Senator Kevin Parker will be hosting his annual citizenship drive. Immigration experts and translators will be on-site to provide assistance to the 2011/2012 class of New American Citizens

September 11, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Parker speaks to Paul Schindler from Gay City News at BCAT studios in Brooklyn

 

Senator Parker spoke to Paul Schindler from Gay City News about the Bias Crime Bill he passed into law and the advocacy work he has done for the LGBT Community.

Link: http://www.bricartsmedia.org/community-media/brooklyn-independent-televi...

September 9, 2010
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Senator Paker wishes L'shannah Tovah to the Jewish community

State Senator Kevin Parker would like to wishes  L'shannah Tovah to his friends in the Jewish Community.  The Boro Park community is a valued part of my constituent base. I Thank you for all your support over the last 8 years and look forward to working with you in years to come. I hope this year is filled with love, hope and prosperity.”

September 8, 2010
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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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