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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 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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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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April 19, 2012
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Senator Parker Demands that Cuomo Restore Funding to Community Organizations

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-21)

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

April 13, 2012
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Senator Parker Speaks on Autism Awareness Month Resolution J3707

March 27, 2012

Senator Parker cosponsored J3707 Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York.

 

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April 3, 2012
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Senatpr Parker Passes Resolution Commemorating the 47th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday"

March 27, 2012

Senator Parker passed J3789 Commemorating the 47th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday". 

On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights demonstrators marched 54 miles from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama.  The demonstrators organized to promote black voter registration and challenge the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson, who had been killed by an Alabama state trooper three weeks earlier while trying to protect his mother at a civil rights demonstration.  For 100 years after Emancipation laws, intimidation tactics, and violence prevented African-Americans from going to the polls.

April 3, 2012
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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
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