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..
How is your Spring Cleaning going???Help bring smiles to the faces of so many deserving young ladies duringthis year's Prom season. Please consider donating all of those beautifulgowns and cocktail dresses to the 6th Annual FREE Prom Dress Giveawayevent. Donation receipts are provided. For more information please contactSenator Parker's District Office at (718) 629 6401.
(Brooklyn, NY) “I commend Governor Andrew Cuomo for nominating a superior jurist, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, for a position on New York’s highest court. Judge Abdus-Salaam is not only a talented and knowledgeable legal scholar, but she also understands the challenges of everyday New Yorkers.
(Brooklyn) Today, Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) and 19 additional Senate Democrats called upon Governor Cuomo and the Legislature’s leaders to make available an additional $350 million in school aid to be distributed in a way that prioritizes high need schools throughout the state. With schools struggling to provide even the basics, another $350 million is necessary in order to prevent more cuts to the classroom and ensure that all of New York’s students are receiving a “sound basic education.”
Parker Reflects on New York’s Contributions to Empowerment,
Looks Forward to Continuing to Expand Equality and Justice for Women
(Brooklyn, NY) “One hundred years ago this week, 5,000 women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., demanding the right to vote,” said Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn). “That march was the first civil rights march to use Washington, D.C., and can be traced directly back to the 1848 Women’s Rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York.”
(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.
(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.