NYS Senator Parker Announces New Press Secretary

Brooklyn, NY June 30, 2008 – State Senator Parker (D-NY 21st) welcomes Regina Luzincourt as his new Press Secretary.  In her new position, Regina will be responsible for managing the Senator’s day-to-day press operations in his district office.  Additionally, she will serve as the press contact for all local, regional and specialty media in New York City.  Regina specializes in communications research and political communications.

July 8, 2008

Senator Parker Fights Against Mortgage Discrimination

New York, NY July 2, 2008--  On the NAACP’s National Day of Action, Senator Parker joined the NAACP Brooklyn Branch and other elected officials on the city hall steps to fight against discriminatory mortgage lending.

July 1, 2008

Are You Looking For A Job?

Thinking about a career in public service? Government careers can be both exciting and rewarding. New York State and local governments offer a broad range of career opportunities, from law enforcement to medical, conservation to education, and much more.Government jobs offer competitive salaries and benefits, including flexible work schedules. Best of all, New York State and local government jobs are available right here in New York, so you may not have to travel far to find the rewarding career that you seek.

May 22, 2008

Senator Parker Promotes Ways To Save Money On Gas This Summer

Offers tips that every driver can use to conserve gas

Albany—State Senator Kevin S. Parker (D-Brooklyn) today urged New Yorkers to prepare for summer by looking for ways to conserve energy and use less gas. To help constituents understand the many small steps that can lead to big savings, Senator Parker has put together a collection of tips on how every driver can get away with spending less at the pump.

May 18, 2008

Senator Kevin Parker Names As Honorary Fellow Of The Alpha Chapter Of The Pi Eta Kappa Honor Society

Brooklyn, NY – In recognition of the leadership that he provides as a member of the New York State legislature, Senator Parker was formally inducted as an Honorary Fellow of The  Alpha Chapter of the Pi Eta Kappa Honor Society at Medgar Evers College. The annual ceremony which celebrates the academic achievement and membership in the Honor Society of urban male student-scholars at Medgar Evers College was organized in conjunction   with the College’s Male Development and Empowerment Center.

May 12, 2008

Statement From State Senator Kevin Parker Re: Sean Bell Verdict

Today is yet another sad day in New York City as the officers accused in the Sean Bell killing are acquitted of all charges. It is another day of outrage. It is difficult to comprehend how police officers in New York City can continue to blur the line between protection and destruction of black men and yet have justice turn a blind eye. The shooting of Sean Bell is more than an injustice to his family and fiancée – it is an indictment against the entire black community.

April 28, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008 Job Fair

Thursday, April 17, 2008 JOB FAIR

Monday, April 7, 2008

April 6, 2008

Free Mlk Concert Hosted By State Senator Kevin Parker A Huge Success In Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – A 101-year-old grandmother was among a diverse group of constituents who read Dr. King’s "I Have A Dream" Speech at a special tribute on Monday that was hosted by State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21). More than two thousand patrons attended the "Shared Dream" concert at Brooklyn College which celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On what would have been his 79th birthday.

January 23, 2008

Senator Parker Says A Warm Goodbye To His Chief Of Staff

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Kevin Parker today announced the resignation of his Chief of Staff, who has moved on to a position in the education sector.

Glynda Carr, who has been the Senator’s Chief-of-Staff since he was elected to office in 2002, has accepted a new and exciting position as New York State Executive Director of the League of Education Voters.

January 16, 2008

Senator Parker Hosts The 4th Annual Toy-giveaway

In his continued efforts to spread holiday joy to the children of the 21st Senate District, State Senator Kevin Parker hosted his 4th annual Toy Giveaway Day at his East Flatbush district office. More than 40 families were the beneficiaries of the 350 toys donated by Health Plus, Forest City Ratner, COCOAChiC Beauty, Build-A-Bear, Inc., and Macy’s. "As elected officials we spend so much of our time on policy and other issues that it is always a welcomed opportunity to take time out to be with the kids," Senator Parker said.

December 21, 2007

Senator Parker Hosts Community Blood Drive

In his response to the blood shortage in New York State, State Senator Kevin Parker, conducted a massive blood drive in his district in conjunction with the Flatbush Development Corporation. As Honorary Chair of the Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services, 2007 Blood Donor Campaign, Senator Parker is passionate about holding to our civic responsibilities of supporting blood donations.

December 20, 2007

Free Mammogram For Women Of The 21st District

Doing his part to promote healthy living, State Senator Kevin hosted a day of free mammograms at his district office located in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. With the aid of the health mobile bus unit, more than 20 women were facilitated in taking the test that can save lives with the early detection of breast cancer. Women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past year were encouraged to take advantage of this excellent opportunity by making appointments and taking the test.

December 18, 2007
December 18, 2007

From The Office Of State Senator Kevin Parker

Brooklyn, NY – As part of his annual Thanksgiving kick-off, State Senator Parker distributed turkeys to constituents of his district. The turkeys, each individually wrapped, were donated by Health Plus and Forest City Ratner. The majority of the turkeys were donated to community organizations and churches who distributed them to families in need within the community.

November 27, 2007

From "green" To Gold: 100 Green Card Holders Become Us Citizens

Brooklyn, NY – In the face of mounting anti-immigrant sentiments nationwide and the absence of a comprehensive immigration reform plan by the federal government, more than 100 "green card" holders in Brooklyn grasped at the opportunity to become United States citizens. The occasion was a citizenship assistance campaign hosted by State Senator Kevin Parker in conjunction with the Citizenship and Immigration Project of CUNY.

November 1, 2007

Driver Licenses Issue Takes Center Stage In Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – A cross-section of eager residents attended a Brooklyn town hall meeting to hear firsthand information about the new Department of Motor Vehicles policy surrounding the issuance of New York State driver licenses. Presenting the information was DMV Commissioner David J Swarts who gave a full account of the administration’s existing policy, the new policy to be implemented and also the proposed security enhancements.

October 18, 2007

Statement From State Senator Kevin Parker On The Jena 6

Adding his voice to the chorus of voices that have spoken out about the injustices of the Jena 6, State Senator Kevin Parker reminded the community at large that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. This serves as a reminder that days of segregation and Jim Crow laws were just a few decades ago and these policies still have a lot to do with race relations in this country." W.E.B Du Bois told us that the ‘problem of the 20th Century is the color-line.’ And it continues to be in the 21st Century.

September 23, 2007