(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.
State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Stephen Allinger, Legislative Director for New York State United Teachers
The Importance of Education, Campaign on Fiscal Education law suit, Green Schools
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(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.
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.
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.
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
(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.
(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.
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.