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Senator Parker Starts School Year for Brooklyn Kids with Free Supplies

1,200 plus children celebrated returning to school and the end of summer at Harvest Fest

September 13, 2013
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Senator Parker in Partnership with Sesame Flyers International, Inc. Presents: Harvest Fest 2013

Senator Parker in Partnership with Sesame Flyers International, Inc.

Presents:  Celebrate Fall Brooklyn Style 

Annual Back-to-School and End-of-Summer Celebration

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

For More Information Contact our District Office at (718) 629-6401

September 7, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Parker Celebrates FDA Rulemaking for Gluten Free Labeling

Senator Parker Celebrates FDA Rulemaking for Gluten Free Labeling

August 14, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Holds “Let’s Get Fit” Health and Wellness Day

(Brooklyn, NY)  In an effort to provide Brooklyn residents with the information and resources to get fit and stay healthy, Senator Kevin Parker held “Let’s Get Fit” Health And Wellness Day today at his district office at 1300 Flatbush Avenue.

August 14, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Celebrates Federal Judge Scheindlin Finding the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy to be Unconstitutional

(Brooklyn, NY) “Today, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin concluded that NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly’s Stop-and-Frisk program has violated the Fourth and 14th Amendment constitutional rights of potentially millions of Blacks and Latinos in New York City.

August 14, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Holds ‘Going Green, Let’s Conserve’ Day!

(Brooklyn, NY)  Today, Senator Kevin Parker held ‘Going Green, Let’s Conserve’ Day on Friday at his district office. Event partners such as Con Edison, National Grid and NYSERDA provided free energy efficient lightbulbs and tips on saving energy and reducing electric bills.

“The goal of my summer event series is to provide our community with convenient free services that will help our neighborhood grow stronger in every way,” Senator Parker said. “’Going Green, Let’s Conserve’ Day is also about showing Central Brooklyn residents what we can do at home to protect the environment and lower our greenhouse gas footprint.”

The event included presentations and workshops including:

August 5, 2013
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Senator Parker Advocates for Establishment of a Brooklyn Health Commission to Fix Brooklyn’s Health Care Crisis

Brooklyn, NY- On July 25th, State Senator Kevin Parker called upon Governor Cuomo to take executive action to address Brooklyn’s ongoing health crisis. The Senator’s letter requested the Governor to empanel a Brooklyn Health Commission based on the one provided for in Senator Parker’s bill, S.5916, which would conduct a comprehensive epidemiological study of Brooklyn, and analyze the borough’s health care assets in order to construct a solution that would not only fix Brooklyn’s current crisis, but would bring Brooklyn’s health care system into the 21st Century.

August 1, 2013
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State Senator Parker Calls on Senator Schumer to Withdraw Support for Ray Kelly as Homeland Security Secretary

Brooklyn, NY- On July 12th, New York Senator Chuck Schumer recommended New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to replace outgoing Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. I would oppose Commissioner Kelly's nomination, and I am asking Senator Schumer to withdraw his recommendation because during his tenure as police commissioner, Ray Kelly has implemented the largest systematic program of racial and religious profiling in the nation.

July 19, 2013
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STATE SENATOR PARKER CALLS ON SENATOR SCHUMER TO WITHDRAW SUPPORT FOR RAY KELLY AS HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY

 

Brooklyn, NY-  On July 12th, New York Senator Chuck Schumer recommended New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to replace outgoing Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.  I would oppose Commissioner Kelly's nomination, and I am asking Senator Schumer to withdraw his recommendation because during his tenure as police commissioner, Ray Kelly has implemented the largest systematic program of racial and religious profiling in the nation.  

July 18, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday

Senator Kevin Parker Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday

(Brooklyn, NY) “Join me in wishing a happy 95th birthday to Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and global inspiration.

Through his example, Nelson Mandela taught us that when we live our principles, adversity only makes us stronger. Despite a twenty-seven year unjust imprisonment for fighting against the racist Apartheid system in South Africa, when he was released Nelson Mandela did not seek vengeance, instead he pioneered the idea that achieving truth and reconciliation was more important than revenge.

July 18, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker on the Observance of July 4th

(Brooklyn, NY) “Each year on the Fourth of July, we come together as New Yorkers and as Americans, to celebrate America's independence and the birth of our nation's freedom.

While we all spend time with families, friends and loved ones today, we must remember and salute the men and women of our armed forces, and many civilians as well, who are celebrating the anniversary of American Independence in other countries throughout the world.

July 3, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker on the Supreme Court’s Invalidation of the Core of the Voting Rights Act

(Brooklyn, NY) “The decision made by the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck a blow against forty-eight years of progress away from the naked discrimination and voter suppression of the 1950s and ‘60s, when we struggled to end segregation and move toward equality.

June 28, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER ON THE SUPREME COURT DECISION STRIKING DOWN THE DEFENSE AGAINST MARRIAGE ACT

(Albany, NY)  “Today the Supreme Court upheld equal rights for All Americans by ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.  The Defense of Marriage Act (commonly referred to as DOMA) allowed states to refuse to recognize a same-sex marriage performed in another state, and restricted federal marriage benefits for same-sex couples. 

June 27, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker on the Restoration of $90 million cut from Services to the Disabled

(Brooklyn, NY) “Only seven weeks ago, my Legislative colleagues were stunned by the Governor’s $120 million budget cut from services to the developmentally disabled. Thankfully by the end of negotiations we were able to restore $30 million of the of $120 million cut.

The Governor’s cuts reduced funding for our most vulnerable community members, and to the agencies that serve them. Our restoration of $30 million moderated the negative effects of that cut, but in the end people with developmental disabilities and their families lost essential services that they and their families rely on every day.

June 21, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker on the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s Signing of the Equal Pay Act into Law

Senator Kevin Parker on the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s Signing of the Equal Pay Act into Law

(Brooklyn, NY) “I want to say today as clearly as possible, it is appalling that 50 years after President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, we are still discussing women not receiving equal pay for equal work in New York.

I am committed to working to make sure that New York does not continue failing to protect women’s rights and their equality.

June 10, 2013
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Senator Parker Celebrates June 2013 as the Fifth Annual Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Senator Parker Celebrates June 2013 as the Fifth Annual Caribbean-American Heritage Month

(Brooklyn, NY)  Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) today announced that June of 2013 is the fifth annual Caribbean-American Heritage month.

June 6, 2013
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Senator Parker Honors Our Fallen Heroes

(Albany, NY) Today Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) passed another bill in honor of our fallen heroes.  Senate Bill 1615A makes it possible for not-for-profit veterans organizations to claim unclaimed veterans’ cremated remains so that they might be interred respectfully and honorably.  In 2010, Senator Parker’s original veterans “cremains” legislation was signed into law, which allowed for funeral directors, undertakers and funeral firms to honorably inter unclaimed cremated remains of veterans.  This bill creates parity for funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoriums so that they too might be able to bring veterans’ cremated remains to their final resting place respectfully and honorably

June 5, 2013
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