Senator Parker Interviews Bernell K. Grier, CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services NYC

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Bernell K. Grier, CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services NYC

March 27, 2012

Discussion Topics:

First-time Homebuyer Education/Assistance, Neighborhood Preservation, Proposed 2012-13 Budget, Foreclosure Prevention Services


About Neighborhood Housing Services NYC:

April 3, 2012

Brooklyn to honor the commitment and dedication of Parent Coordinators

Media Contact: Mynah Gooden

718-629-6401 (office)

347-859-3588 (cell)

March 28, 2012

Senator Parker Interviews Shaun Flynn, Director of Governmental Affairs for the New York State Nurses Association

March 20, 2012


State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Shaun Flynn, Director of Governmental Affairs for the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)


Discussion Topics:


The Proposed Executive Budget, The Effect of Hospital Closings and Mergers on Nurses and Quality of Care


About NYSNA:

March 27, 2012

Senator Parker’s Statement on the Killing of Trayvon Martin

(Brooklyn, NY) I am truly devastated by the tragedy that occurred this February 26, 2012.  On that day, Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year-old was gunned down by George Zimmerman under the guise of Florida’s “Stand your Ground” law.  Today, I wear my hoodie in solidarity with my fellow Senate and Assembly colleagues in his honor. 

March 26, 2012

Senator Parker interviews Patricia Baker Vice- Chair of PEF

March 13, 2012

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Patricia Baker, State PAC Vice Chair of the New York State Public Employees Federation

Discussion Topics:

The Proposed Executive Budget, Kingsboro Psychiatric Hospital, Tier VI

About PEF:

March 16, 2012

Senator Parker Interviews Stephen Allinger (NYSUT)

March 1, 2012

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Stephen Allinger, Legislative Director for New York State United Teachers

Discussion Topics:

The Importance of Education, Campaign on Fiscal Education law suit, Green Schools

About NYSUT:

NYSUT is more than 600,000 people who work in, or are retired from, New York's schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities. Dedicated to improving not only working conditions, but also professions, with a common commitment to improve the quality of education and healthcare for the people of New York.

March 1, 2012

Senator Parker Advocates to Bridge the Gap in Crime Detection

 Senator Parker Advocates to Bridge the Gap in Crime Detection

Calls for the Inclusion of Microstamping in the Upcoming Budget Proposal

February 14, 2012

Legislators Seek Independent Watchdog Over The NYPD

For Immediate Release: February 9, 2012 

(Albany, NY) Senator Kevin Parker and Assemblyman Karim Camara have introduced legislation that establishes an independent inspector general for the New York City Police Department. In recent years we have witnessed serious abuses by the NYPD, whether for racially and religious discriminatory policies such as stop and frisk, the wholesale surveillance of the Muslim community in New York City and other jurisdictions, and the mistreatment of the Occupy Wall St. protesters. In some of these situations the public was given misinformation and even deliberately misled.

February 10, 2012

Free Winter Coat Giveaway & Constituent Services Event

The Flatbush YMCA

1401 Flatbush Avenue Between East 26th Street and Farragut Road

Brooklyn, NY 11210

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Phone: 718-629-6401
Fax: 718-629-6420

February 9, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Senator Parker Remembers King As Drum Major For Justice - 8th Annual “A Shared Dream” Free Concert to Feature Gospel Artist Byron Cage

Brooklyn, NY -   State Senator Kevin Parker, A Shared Dream Foundation and other sponsors host 8th Annual ‘A Shared Dream’ tribute in word and song to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 13, 2012

Senator Parker Hosts 8th Annual "A Shared Dream" A Free Tribute in Word & Song to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In conjuction with A Shared Dream Foundation and New Hope Christian Fellowship

Featuring Gospel Recording Artist Byron Cage

When:  January 16th, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Brooklyn College, Walt Whitman Theater

Free and open the community, doors open at 5:30 p.m.

January 16, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Senator Parker Welcomes Tenth Circuit Decision on Oklahoma Measure Targeting Shariah Law

I commend the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s decision today in Awad v. Ziriax to affirm the preliminary injunction against the Oklahoma “Save our State” Constitutional Amendment banning courts from applying Islamic and international law. Today there is a movement that seeks to ostracize and discriminate fellow Americans on the basis of their religion, Islam. As we mark Rev. Martin Luther King birthday next week, we must continue his mission of seeking equality for all, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed.

January 10, 2012

Happy New Year From Senator Parker

Dear Friend,
Happy New Year from my family to yours! I hope prosperity, good health,and the ability to provide for your family is yours throughout 2012 andbeyond.
Know that I will continue to be your voice in Albany,with your support andfriendship, to represent Central Brooklyn residents and New Yorkers atlarge as the State legislature works towards job creation, tax fairnessand assisting our seniors with affordable housing and utility costs in ourupcoming session.
I look forward to working with our Governor Andrew Cuomo this year andcontinuing our efforts to move New York in a positive direction. Together,we need to ensure all New Yorkers are afforded a living wage with benefits

January 3, 2012

Senator Parker Applauds the Governor for Protecting Middle Class New Yorkers

(Albany, NY)  Today Senator Parker (D-21) stated that the Governor has helped pass much needed changes to the State’s tax code to will help middle-class New Yorkers.  Under the Governor’s restructuring, 4.4 million taxpayers will pay less than they do under the old rate.  “This is what New York needs to begin our return to economic stability,” stated Parker.

December 7, 2011

Senator Parker Calls for Systematic Change at NYPD: Racist attitudes and behaviors must be curtailed

(Brooklyn, NY) Today Senator Parker demanded serious action from Commissioner Kelly surrounding the racist Facebook comments allegedly made by several NYPD officers. In a letter Parker requests that the results of the pending internal investigation be made public and any officer found to be in violation be disciplined beyond just administrative duty.

December 7, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

For Immediate Release: November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011

SENATOR PARKER, MAG MOGUL SEEK TO EXPAND MENTOR MOVEMENT -- Susan L. Taylor Implores Community Leaders to Take Action and Learn About Impacting Young Lives

Brooklyn, NY- Tonight Brooklyn corporate, nonprofit, entrepreneur and clergy leaders joined Senator Parker at a reception he sponsored on behalf of Brooklyn CARES Circle at Crystal Lounge in the heart of Flatbush and the five-term Senator’s district. Guests listened intently to staggering statistics of a fast-growing number of Black school-aged and teen-aged children falling below the already substandard poverty level. Special guest speaker Susan L. Taylor, CEO and founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence magazine imparted to the enrapt attendees how their mentoring endeavor with an already-established youth service organization would dramatically impact these young lives and reverse these chilling facts.


November 18, 2011