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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
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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
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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
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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
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Happy Thanksgiving

For Immediate Release: November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011
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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
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Support Our Armed Forces This Veterans Day; Senator Parker Urges Brooklyn to Thank Our Servicemen and Women

(Brooklyn, NY) In recognition of Veterans Day this Friday, November 11th , State Senator Kevin Parker

November 10, 2011
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Senator Parker Makes Seeking U.S. Citizenship Easy

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2011

Brooklyn, NY-   Join State Senator Kevin Parker and The City University of New York  for a free Citizenship Application Assistance event.    There are many advantages to be gained by becoming a U.S. citizen and Brooklyn  residents who are ready to apply for citizenship will gain helpful assistance from experienced lawyers and other immigration professionals all in one convenient location.  

November 9, 2011
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Senator Parker Announces Launch of “Jobs Express” Website to Assist Unemployed New Yorkers Find Work

For Immediate Release: November 3, 2011

 (Brooklyn, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) proudly announces an innovative new website designed to assist New Yorkers in finding employment. Through the leadership of Governor Cuomo, this website takes thousands of jobs listed throughout the New York State Jobs Bank and sorts them by region and industry, to help job seekers identify positions available.

“My constituents are some of the hardest working and most talented people in the State,” said Senator Parker. “In midst of our challenging economic recovery we must ensure that resources are made available to help them find meaningful long-term employment.” 

November 3, 2011
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FREE FLU SHOT

State Senator Kevin Parkerin conjunction with Provident Clinical Society and Brooklyn Nurses CouncilpresentsFree Flu Shots DayonFriday, October 28, 20111:00pm - 4:00pmatSenator Kevin Parker's District Office1300 Flatbush AvenueBrooklyn, NY  11210Don't let the Flu or Pneumonia get the best of you !!!Remember: The flu shot does not contain live viruses, so you cannot get the flu from a flu shot.  Flu shots available for adults only on a first-come, first-served basis.For more information and to RSVP please contact Senator Parker's District Office at 718-629-6401

October 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senators Urge Attorney General Schneiderman to Investigate NYPD Profiling and Surveillance of Muslims

(Brooklyn, NY) Today, Senator Kevin Parker was joined by Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Shirley Huntley, Liz Krueger, Velmanette Montgomery, Bill Perkins, and Gustavo Rivera in a letter to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman seeking an investigation into the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) potentially unlawful covert surveillance operations of the Muslim community in New York City and other jurisdictions. 

October 5, 2011
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August 26, 2011
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Harvest Fest 2011

Celebrate Fall Brooklyn Style

Saturday, September 10, 2011

12:00pm - 6:00pm Paerdegat Park (Farragut Road and Albany Avenue)

Back to school supplies (while supplies last), food, music, children's activities, college bound information, cultural performances, and much much more!

September 10, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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July 29, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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