(Albany, NY) This April Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is encouraging all New Yorker’s to take the time to recognize the significance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the ways in which awareness and advocacy can be reached not only in this month, but all year round.
“Sexual violence is one of the most prominent safety issues for women not only in New York but throughout the country,” Senator Breslin said. “Having the proper resources and information readily available can make the difference between discouragement and empowerment and change feelings of oppression into strength.”
This program helps low-income individuals and families with their heating bills. The Care & Share Energy Fund Program is a one-time per season grant for HEAP eligible National Grid customers. To apply, please contact Senator Breslin’s office at (518) 455-2225.
(Albany, NY) Senator Breslin joined with members of the Senate Democratic Conference to bring legislation to the Senate floor which would have amended the State Budget to grow the state economy and help put New Yorkers back to work. All of these legislative measures were voted down by the Senate Republican/IDC Coalition.
(Albany, NY) Senator Neil Breslin is honored to announce his recent appointment to the Legislative Ethics Commission.
The Legislative Ethics Commission was created by the Public Employees Ethics Reform Act of 2007. This legislation expanded the former Legislative Ethics Committee and revised the provisions of the Public Officers Law under the Commission's jurisdiction.
Reflects on Women’s Accomplishments, New York’s Contributions to Empowerment, and Encourages Volunteerism
(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is reminding all New Yorkers that March is Women’s History Month, an opportunity to reflect on how women have shaped our society, government, culture and all aspects of our lives, as well as to raise awareness about the inequalities that remain.
Senator Breslin pointed out that this month is a great time for volunteers to help women in the community while also focusing on the work that still has to be done, particularly to ensure equal pay for equal work and the protection of women’s health rights.
(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D - Delmar) today joined with members of the Senate Democratic Conference to call for immediate action to raise the New York State minimum wage and index future increases to the rate of inflation.
(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D – Delmar) is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate approved the nomination of Jenny Rivera to the New York Court of Appeals. Governor Andrew Cuomo selected Jenny Rivera from a list of seven candidates to succeed Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick. Jenny Rivera is now the second Hispanic woman to sit on the Court.
(Albany, NY) Originating in 1926 as “Negro History Week”, historian Carter G. Woodson chose February for this celebration because the second week of the month marks the birthdays of both President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass. The week of recognition and celebration became recognized and extended to the entire month of February.
Marking February as Black History Month, Senator Breslin said, “This is a time to remember and celebrate the history of African Americans in our society and the many accomplishments made by the African American community. We must also recommit ourselves to fight for social and economic justice.”