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Sen. Krueger's Eighth Annual Senior Resource Fair

Please join us for Liz's Eighth Senior Resource Fair at Temple Emanu-El! Over 50 exhibitors will be there to provide information for older adults in New York City!

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Copies of Sen. Krueger's Senior Resource Guide will be provided free as well.

No RSVP is necessary. For further information, contact Alice Fisher at Sen. Krueger's office, (212) 490-9535.

October 23, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: August 2014

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for August is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.

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Community Bulletin - August 2014

August 19, 2014
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Daily News: "Activists, Elected Officials Demand Public Hearings After Review of Waste Facility"

The Daily News reports on a press conference Sen. Krueger attended with fellow East Side and Manhattan elected officials and Pledge 2 Protect:

Advocates and elected officials called on the Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct a full review of the controversial E. 91st St. marine transfer site and hold public hearings on changes in the area's environmental conditions. Since the permit to build the transfer site was issued in 2009, there have been changes in air quality and flood elevations, the activists and politicians argued at City Hall Thursday.

August 14, 2014
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Moms Rally at City Hall in Support of Breastfeeding, Celebrate 20th Anniversary of NYS Civil Rights Law Allowing Women to Breastfeed Anywhere They Have the Legal Right to Be

Today on the steps of City Hall, breastfeeding mothers and families, lactation professionals and advocates from all over New York City participated in the NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council Annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan, joined by Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli and multiple elected leaders, inlcuding Sen. Krueger. After the rally, the caravan traveled on the “A” train to Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Plaza for the Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment’s (B.A.B.E.) day-long breastfeeding celebration.

August 8, 2014
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Letter to Department of Financial Services on Dramatic Proposed Increases for Health Insurance Premiums

Sens. Krueger and Rivera wrote to the Department of Financial Services regarding the recent requests from insurers participating in New York's healthcare marketplace to dramatically raise their premiums.

August 8, 2014
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Statement on Gov. Cuomo's Approval and Signature of Maternal Depression Legislation

Sen. Krueger issued the following statement upon Gov. Cuomo's signature of legislation she and Assembly Health Chair Richard Gottfried passed to increase screening, diagnosis, treatment, and awareness of maternal depression disorders (S.7234B):

“Many new parents and families aren’t aware of just how common maternal depression is, and too often cases go untreated with new mothers and families needlessly suffering,” said Senator Liz Krueger. “This bill will spur greater awareness, early detection, and treatment of maternal depression. Governor Cuomo has my deepest thanks for signing this important legislation today.”

August 4, 2014
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Reply Letter to DEC and DSNY Regarding Concerns About the Structural Soundness of the Planned 91st Street MTS

Sen. Krueger and a large group of East Side and Manhattan elected officials sent this reply letter to the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation and the city Dept. of Sanitation, reiterating their concerns that the planned 91st Street Marine Transfer Station's design is deeply flawed in light of the new post-Sandy floodplain maps and its siting on the East River, and demanding a public hearing on the station's permit renewal in light of the facility's design changes and the changes in likely local flooding conditions.

July 30, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: July 2014

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for July is available here! You can view or download it as a PDF from this page.

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Community Bulletin - July 2014

July 15, 2014
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Councilmember Laurie Cumbo and Sen. Krueger Answer Hobby Lobby Decision with Rally for Passage of “Boss Bill” to Ban Workplace Discrimination Against Employees on Basis of Healthcare Decisions

Senator Krueger, City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, and Public Advocate Letitia James were joined by a diverse group of advocates and fellow elected leaders on the steps of City Hall to call for passage of the “Boss Bill” (A.8769A / S.6578B), which would strengthen current workplace anti-discrimination laws in New York State, protecting employees’ rights to access reproductive healthcare and services free from employer retaliation. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Krueger and Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, was passed with bipartisan support in the Assembly during the final week of this year’s legislative session, but was not given a vote by the State Senate.

July 15, 2014
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Sen. Krueger Discusses the Airbnb Controversy with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate

Liz joined Leonard Lopate to discuss the controversy over Airbnb in New York City, what’s legal, what’s not, and why. Audio available here

July 14, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Housing Newsletter - Summer 2014

Sen. Krueger's summer newsletter and information pamphlet on housing issues is available here!

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Sen. Krueger's Housing Newsletter - Summer 2014

July 8, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Free Events List - July 2014

Sen. Krueger's free events list for July is available for download from this page, or can be viewed below.

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July Free Events 2014.pdf

July 1, 2014
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Albany Times Union Agrees with Sen. Krueger on ATV Bill

The editorial board of the Albany Times Union agreed with Sen. Krueger and recommended that legislation to increase the allowable size of recreational ATVs to 1,500 pounds be put on hold. The editorial was reprinted in at least two other upstate papers, the Times Herald-Record (Hudson Valley) and the Recorder (Montgomery County).

June 24, 2014
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Forum/Town Hall: Vision Zero Town Hall

In New York City, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in traffic accidents. The Vision Zero Action Plan is the City’s framework for ending traffic deaths and injuries on the streets.

Tuesday, June 24th, Sen. Krueger will be hosting a Vision Zero Town Hall Presentation and Discussion on improving street safety in our community, along with Councilmembers Dan Garodnick and Ben Kallos and the New York City Department of Transportation. Additional participants will include the Office of the Mayor, the NYPD, local community boards, and Transportation Alternatives.

Join us to learn more about the plan, share your ideas about how to improve street safety, and help us identify dangerous locations in our neighborhoods. 

June 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Sen. Krueger Passes Landmark Maternal Depression Legislation

Sen. Krueger speaks on S. 7234B, her legislation to increase education, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of maternal depression disorders. This bill passed both houses and now awaits the governor's signature. For more information, read this press release!

June 19, 2014
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Gottfried-Krueger Maternal Depression Legislation Passes Both Houses, Will Help New Mothers and Families

Sen. Krueger and Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried today announced the unanimous passage of legislation in both the Senate and Assembly that would provide education and promote screening and treatment-referrals for postpartum depression and other maternal depression disorders (S. 7234B / A. 9610B). Despite the widespread nature and severity of maternal depression, our healthcare system has had no system-wide screening and referral procedure.

June 19, 2014
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“Boss Bill” Passes in Assembly with Bipartisan Support; Krueger and Jaffee Call for Senate Vote Before End of Session

Sen. Krueger applauded the Assembly's passage today of legislation she sponsors with Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) banning employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their personal reproductive health decisions (A. 8769A / S. 6578B). The bill passed 80-22, with eight Republican members supporting the bill, including Jane Corwin (R-Clarence) who spoke in favor of the bill during floor debate. Sen. Krueger and Assemblymember Jaffee called on the Senate majority’s co-leaders to allow a Senate floor vote on the bill before the close of the 2014 session.

June 19, 2014
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Krueger Bill to Protect Interns from Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Passes Both Houses

This evening, the New York State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Krueger to ban workplace sexual harassment of unpaid interns in New York State (S. 5951A). Loopholes in local, state, and federal laws have hampered interns’ attempts to seek redress for sexual harassment through the courts.

June 18, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: June 2014

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for June is available here! You can view or download it as a PDF from this page.

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Community Bulletin - June 2014

June 6, 2014
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Statement on the Passing of Sen. Roy Goodman

Sen. Krueger issued the following statement on the passing of Sen. Roy Goodman, who represented the East Side from 1969 through 2001.

June 4, 2014
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