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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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Senator Parker Announces Veterans Package -- Better Treatment For NY Veterans

(Albany, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D- Brooklyn) announced his veterans legislative package consisting of four bills addressing post-service homelessness, sexual trauma, substance and alcohol abuse, mental stigma, unclaimed remains, and job credits.

May 31, 2013
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Senator Parker Addresses Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

(Albany, NY)  In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) proposed his Celiac Awareness Package consisting of four bills that address significant challenges faced by individuals affected by celiac disease or gluten intolerance. 

May 31, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Celebrates New York’s Elders

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2013          

May 22, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Announces the Creation of a Women’s Health Website

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May 22, 2013
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Senator Parker Passes Smart Metering Bill for Residential Consumers

Senator Parker Passes Senate Bill No.1642A

Smart Metering for Residential Consumers Headed to the Senate Floor for a Vote

May 22, 2013
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6th Annual Job Fair


Senator Kevin Parker in partnership with Penda Aiken, Inc.

presents the

6th Annual Green Job Fair & Career Expo

Meet representatives from federal, state, city, private and nonprofit agencies including those specializing in Green Jobs

Business Attire Suggested

*Job Readiness Workshops

*Resume Building

* Interview Techniques and Training

June 7, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Robert Thybulle

Officer Robert Thybulle was born in April of 1976 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended P.S. 235 and graduated from Brooklyn College Academy H.S. in 1994. Upon graduation Robert Thybulle joined the United States Army where he attended basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and then was assigned to the 1st Battalion 6th Field Artillery in Bamberg, Germany.

While stationed in Germany, he was deployed for a peace keeping mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. For his heroic efforts, he was awarded an Army Achievement Medal, an Oversees Service Ribbon, a NATO Metal and other commendations.

May 20, 2013
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SENATOR KEVIN PARKER HONORS MS. HAZEL COLLMAN-FOSTER ON

SENATOR KEVIN PARKER HONORS MS. HAZEL COLLMAN-FOSTER ON

NEW YORK STATE’S ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN’S DAY

May 14, 2013
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Kwayera Archer-Cunningham

Kwayera Archer-Cunningham is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Inc., a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in central Brooklyn. 

May 13, 2013
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Senator Parker Recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month

Senator Parker Recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month

(Albany, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D- 21) urges increased asthma awareness and education during May as part of Asthma Awareness Month.  Asthma affects over 1.1 million New Yorkers, and can be controlled with a variety of common medications..

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER BRINGS SMILES TO STUDENTS GOING TO THE PROM

SENATOR PARKER BRINGS SMILES TO STUDENTS GOING TO THE PROM

“Brooklyn Lawmaker Helps Ease Burden for Working Families with FREE dresses”

May 2, 2013
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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 21

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 21st Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Mildred Amofa

May 1, 2013
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Senator Parker Interviews Jerome Hauer, Commissioner the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Senator Parker Interviews Jerome Hauer on issues of homeland security and emergency services including the functions of the agency, Super-storm Sandy, and New York state security.

April 30, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Interview Steven Allinger, Director of Legislation for NYSUT

Senator Kevin Parker Interview Steven Allinger, Director of Legislation for New York State United Teachers

April 24, 2013
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Seeking Justice After Kimani Gray's Shooting

Please find attached my letters to local, state, and federal officials seeking an investigation into Kimani Gray's tragic shooting.

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Letter to Civilian Complaint Review Board

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Letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder

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Letter to NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

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Letter to Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly

April 22, 2013
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