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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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Donald Day

Donald Day is a vice commander with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Department of New York. A United States Marine, he was honored with the Leatherneck Award from Leatherneck Magazine. He is a Vietnam-Era veteran with tours of duty in Europe and Southeast Asia.

He was injured while working with the 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion at the 2nd Marine Corps Air Wing. Assigned to the staff of the Judge Advocate, Donald Day served as a Legal Chaser and Court Bailiff in Summary, General and Special Court Marshals. While on duty as a field radio operator Corporal Day was awarded with the United States Marine Corps Certificate of Commendation for his “esprit de corps” in the multi-national NATO arena and a Medal of Good Conduct. 

May 18, 2012
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Kenneth Adams President of Empire State Development

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Kenneth Adams Empire State Development President & CEO and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development

May 15, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Economic Development, NYS Job Crisis, Projects and Services available in Brooklyn, Regional Councils

 

About Empire State Development

May 17, 2012
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Senator Parker Honors Denise Wright-Scott for Women in Distinction

Denise Wright-Scott is a first-generation American. Born and raised in Brooklyn, her parents emigrated from Panama and Cuba in search of opportunities that were not available in their countries.

May 15, 2012
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State Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Senator Eric Adams (D-20)

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews New York State Senator Eric Adams (D-20)

May 8, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Community Involvement in Public Safety, Stop and Frisk, Taser Legislation, NYPD Inspector General Legislation, & Muslim Surveillance

 

About Senator Eric Adams

May 9, 2012
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5th Annual Job Fair

Senator Parker in partnership with Penda Aiken, Inc. presents the 5th Annual Job Fair.

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

Business Attire Suggested

For More Information Please Contact Mynah Gooden in the District Office at (718) 629-6401

May 16, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Parker with the Advocacy Academy a program sponsored by the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College

Senator Parker with participants and supporters of the Advocacy Academy, a program sponsored by the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College. Also pictured with the group is Senator Velmanette Montgomery.

Academy participants, who are comprised of faith and community based organization leaders, came to Albany as part of their 16 week-learning experience in advocating for their groups and the issues that are important to them. Among other things, the Advocacy Academy offered practical instruction on how to impact government policies through effective interaction with elected officials and governmental agencies.

May 7, 2012
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Commissioner Jerome Hauer - NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Commissioner Jerome Hauer- NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)

May 1, 2012

Discussion Topics:

History of the DHSES, Emergency Preparedness including Natural Disasters and Counter-terrorism, Community Involvement in Homeland Security

 

About the DHSES

http://www.dhses.ny.gov/

May 7, 2012
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Senator Parker Interviews Assemblyman Karim Camara, Chair of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Caucus

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Assemblyman Karim Camara (D-43) Chairman of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus

April 26, 2012

Discussion Topics:

History of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus, Caucus' Priority Legislation, Brooklyn Hospital Closures, NY Stop & Frisk policies, Mininum Wage

 

About the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus:

April 30, 2012
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5TH ANNUAL FREE PROM DRESS GIVEAWAY

**Media Advisory**

Senator Kevin Parker

In partnership with Sesame Flyers International, Inc and Lydia's Closet

April 26, 2012
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April 19, 2012
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