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Senator Parker Addresses Quality Education

Senator Parker Addresses Quality Education

Parker introduces a legislative package modeled on AQE’s “Averting Educational Crisis” Conference

February 11, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER APPLAUDS NEW YORK’S LEADERSHIP IN GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS

 

SENATOR PARKER APPLAUDS NEW YORK’S LEADERSHIP IN GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS

CONGRATULATES THE NINE RGGI STATES ON

REDUCING THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS “CAP” BY 45%

February 7, 2013
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Senator Parker Addresses Early Childhood Education

For Immediate Release: February 6, 2013

Senator Parker Addresses Early Childhood Education

Parker introduces a legislative package addressing the early childhood education system

February 6, 2013
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Senator Parker Addresses Mental Health Issues in New York State

                                                              For Immediate Release: January 29, 2013

 Senator Parker Addresses Mental Health Issues in New York State

Parker introduces a legislative package addressing the needs of the individuals affected by mental illness

January 29, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER TURNS A DREAM INTO REALITY CONGRATULATES LOEWS KINGS THEATRE ON THEIR RENOVATION AND GRAND RE-OPENING

 

(Brooklyn, NY) Brooklyn’s own Loews Kings Theatre was a place where people went to see dreams on screen, larger than life. Many celebrities who grew up in Brooklyn worked as ushers in the  theater, including Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler. Sadly, this movie palace was sold in 1979 and later taken over by the City of New York. Thankfully on February 2, 2010, the City of New York announced a $70 million renovation to restore the Kings Theatre for use as a performing arts center.

January 23, 2013
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Senator Parker Votes to Pass Historic Gun Control Reform

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2013

 (Brooklyn, NY) Senator Kevin Parker declared victory with the passage of sweeping gun reform legislation. "We often pass laws where we legislate an outcome. Last night we made history by passing a law where we hope to avoid outcomes like we saw in Newtown.  Our actions will make New York safer and stronger than ever before, and I am proud to vote yes on this bill."

In 2011, there were 12,664 murders in the United States, of those 8,583 were caused by firearms. In New York alone there were 445 firearm related murders. Many of these victims are innocent children including four year old Lloyd Morgan was tragically shot while in a playground and 16 year old Kemar Brooks who was shot while playing tennis in the park. Even our first responders are not immune from the scourge of gun violence, including NYPD officer Peter Figoski who responded to a burglary in progress and Webster Police Department Lieutenant Mike Chiapperini and Webster volunteer firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka who were ambushed while responding to a fire.

January 15, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER TELLS MTA NOT TO BE A PLATFORM FOR HATE

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2012

(Brooklyn, NY)  Today, Senator Kevin Parker strongly urged the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to cease displaying anti-Muslim hate advertisements on their properties. In a letter to Acting Chairman Fernando Ferrer, Senator Parker presented the MTA with a legal basis for preventing the MTA for being used as a platform for hate. The Senator also requested the MTA follow the lead of other mass transit systems such as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which have adopted advertising carriage rules that allow them to deny the use of their property as a platform for hate speech and incitements to violence. “I take this step in asking Chairman Ferrer and the MTA to cease being a platform for hate because, as a legislator with a large number of Muslim constituents, I am concerned that the rhetoric of hate could lead to increased targeting of Muslim New Yorkers,” said Senator Parker.

January 9, 2013
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Senator Parker Wins the Stars of New York Dance Competition

(Brooklyn, NY) – For several months Senator Parker has been practicing to participate in the Stars of New York Dance Competition. The Stars of New York Dance is a charitable, thrilling and judged dance competition for New York City leaders that helps raise dance scholarship funds for children from low-income communities and provides them with a constructive means of developing discipline, character and self-esteem to succeed in school and in life.

December 21, 2012
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A MESSAGE FROM SENATOR PARKER ON HURRICANE SANDY

 

 

Once again, the unity, strength, compassion and generosity of spirit of New Yorkers has been tested by crisis and tragedy. Hurricane Sandy did not devastate our neighborhoods – Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park – as badly as it did too many other areas of New York City, Long Island and other parts of our state, but the scale of loss, human suffering and adversity is unprecedented in our lifetimes. My prayers have been and continue to be with you, and with those who need support and strength in this trying time.

November 6, 2012
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Senator Parker Honors the Lives Lost on September 11th

Today we remember the lives lost in tragedy, the lives saved by heroism, and the children and families who were left behind to uphold the legacy of those taken too soon. We will never forget how on that fateful morning our lives were changed, but we stand united and thank our first responders and those men and women who came to the aid of our great City. I urge my fellow New Yorkers and Americans to honor those lost through service to our communities.

 

September 11, 2012
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SENATOR PARKER COMMENDS THE GOVERNOR ON HIS IMMIGRATION INITIATIVE

Parker Renews Request for the Senate to Pass the NY DREAM Act and S.1479 Protecting Immigrants from fraudsters in NY

For Immediate Release: August 2, 2012

August 2, 2012
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Senator Parker Interviews Lani Rahman Attorney and Foreclosure Prevent Counselor of Grow Brooklyn

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Ms. Lani Rahman, Esq. Foreclosure Prevention Counselor of Grow Brooklyn

March 6, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Foreclosure Counseling, The Impact of Foreclosure, Status of the Foreclosure Crisis, Ways to Prevent Foreclosure

 About Grow Brooklyn

July 31, 2012
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Senator Parker supports increase in the Minimum Wage - Highlight of Democratic Conference Report

"The struggles of low-wage workers in our community is a serious problem that needs to be addressed by increasing the minimum wage.  Check out this report by the Senate Democratic Conference outlining this important issue." - Senator Parker (D-21)

 

 

July 24, 2012
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Senator Parker Honors Our Fallen Heroes

Contact: Ricja Rice ‌‌‌‌‌| rrice@nysenate.gov | 518-455-2580 ph |518-426-6843 fax

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Dr. John B. King Jr., Commissioner of the State Education Department

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Dr. John B. King Jr. Commissioner of the New York State Education Department

June 5, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Race to the Top, Priorities of State Ed, Parental Involvement

 About State Ed

 

June 12, 2012
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Senator Parker Interviews Paul Williams - President of NYS Dormitory Authority

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Paul Williams President of the NYS Dormitory Authority

June 5, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Economic Development and History of DASNY

 

June 12, 2012
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Senator Parker’s Job Fair Helps Hundreds Connect with Employers

Brooklyn, NY- With New York State’s unemployment rate at 8.5% as of March 2012, connecting employers and out-of-work Brooklyn residents was the impetus for State Senator Kevin Parker’s 5th Annual Job Fair on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The joint event with Penda Aiken, Inc., a certified Women/Minority Business Enterprise (W/MBE) staffing and administrative support agency in Brooklyn featured more than 30 federal, state, private and non-profit companies. Slightly more than 300 people thronged to the all-day event at the Flatbush YMCA, to meet with prospective employers and attend job readiness training workshops.

May 21, 2012
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