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Senator Breslin Celebrates March As Women’s History Month

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.

March 6, 2013
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Senator Breslin Calls For Minimum Wage Increase

(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.

February 27, 2013
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Senator Breslin Congratulates Jenny Rivera on her Confirmation to New York Court of Appeals

(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.

February 12, 2013
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Senator Breslin Celebrates February As Black History Month

(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.”

February 4, 2013
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Senator Breslin Applauds Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Affordable Care Act

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D- Delmar) applauded today’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision to maintain the vast majority of President Obama’s ambitious healthcare legislation, the Affordable Care Act. The main point of disagreement between supporters and opponents of the President’s legislation was the individual health insurance mandate requirement, which was officially upheld as constitutional.

“Common sense prevailed today as the Supreme Court confirmed the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act,” Senator Breslin said. “With today’s decision behind us, it is time for us to come together and ensure that all New Yorkers are guaranteed access to the quality health care they deserve.”

June 28, 2012
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Senate Democratic Conference Continue Push on Women’s Health and Pay Equity

Host Women’s Health Forum and Push Hostile Amendments to Force Senate Republican Action

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Conference today continued a sustained push on important women’s issues including women’s health and workplace equality. The Senate Democrats hosted a public forum on the issue of women’s health organized to discuss legislation sponsored by members of the Democratic Conference which the Senate Republican Majority has refused to move out of committee and bring to the floor for a vote. Health professionals and advocates joined Democratic Senators to discuss the issue of women’s health and the bills currently awaiting Senate action.

June 5, 2012
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Senator Breslin Elects Local Veteran Frank DiNuzzo Jr. for New York State's Veteran's Hall of Fame

Frank J. DiNuzzo, Jr. was born on May 8th, 1924 in Watervliet, NY to Italian immigrants. He joined the Army in 1943 and upon completion of basic training joined the 204th Combat Engineers. The unit prepared and trained in England for the invasion of France. Through the early days after the Normandy Invasion, the unit cleared the beachhead for follow-on forces. The 204th then moved into Northern France along the Maginot Line to clear a path for General Patton’s armor force. For three days, his unit heroically dug out hundreds of personnel and tank mines. For his actions, Frank was awarded the Bronze Star.

May 23, 2012
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Frank J. DiNuzzo, Jr.

Frank J. DiNuzzo, Jr. was born on May 8th, 1924 in Watervliet, NY to Italian immigrants. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and, upon completion of basic training, joined the 204th Combat Engineer Battalion. The unit prepared and trained in England for the invasion of France through Normandy. In the early days after the invasion, the unit cleared the beachhead for follow-on forces. The 204th then pushed into Northern France along the Maginot Line to clear a path for General Patton’s armor force. For three days his unit heroically dug out hundreds of personnel and tank mines. For his actions, Frank was awarded the Bronze Star.

May 18, 2012
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Senator Breslin Honors Rev. Debra Jameson for the Senate's Annual "Women of Distinction" Program

The Senate's 'Women of Distinction" program provides a special opportunity to honor women throughout our State.  The program was created as part of the Senate's celebration of Women's History Month.  "There are remarkable women in out midst whose lives, work or special accomplishments contribute to making our communities better, making our families stronger and serve as special examples to others," stated Senator Breslin. "I am honored to name Rev. Debra Jameson  as my 2012 'Women of Distrinction' recipient."

 

May 16, 2012
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