Elizabeth M. Miller, is a pioneer for equal labor. Currently serving as the Executive Director of the Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC), she is responsible for one of 22 Centers throughout New York Statethat helps displaced homemakers find employment. Ms. Miller’s passion for the Center started over 15 years ago when she was hired as the Training Coordinator, developing the employment network still used today to assist over 300 women each year transition back into the workplace.
A community activist and leader, Ms. Miller’s comprehensive involvement is impressive. She is proud not only of the accomplishments with WERC, but also her cumulative service of over 15 years as an dynamic community member and volunteer.
(Albany, NY) New York State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) reminds New Yorkers that May 8th is Mother’s Day, and is encouraging everyone to celebrate and honor our mothers by scheduling an annual mammogram to protect their health and well-being.
“Mother’s Day is more than just a holiday. It’s a day to show someone how much you really care about protecting women’s health,” said Senator Breslin. “Preventative screenings can make all of the difference in the battle against breast cancer. People should not feel uncomfortable discussing the need for routine mammograms because a regular exam could make all the difference. I hope people will not only schedule for themselves, but take their mothers, sisters, daughters and friends with them.”
(Albany, NY) Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) reminds New Yorkers that April 22nd is Earth Day and encourages everyone to make a commitment to protecting the planet, ensuring clean air and fresh water for generations to come.
“Protecting the people of New York goes hand-in-hand with protecting the environment in which we live and I encourage all of us to do our part to protect our environment,” said Senator Breslin. “When we take the environment – and the clean air and water it provides – for granted we only hurt ourselves. By working together to Go Green, we can protect our neighborhoods and communities, as well as create countless job and economic development opportunities in green technology to propel our economy through the 21st Century.”
(Albany, NY) New York is one step closer to getting a boost in the number of life saving organ donors listed on the New York State Organ and Tissue Registry, Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) has announced. The State Senate has passed Lauren’s Law, legislation (S.3885) making it mandatory for individuals who apply for a New York State Drivers License to complete the section of the application as it pertains to the organ donor registry.
Often overlooked now, this legislation requires applicants to check the box for either “yes” or “not at this time” under the organ donor registry section of the application. If an applicant forgets, which is often the case, a clerk will remind them of the need to complete that section of their application.
(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month and encourages New Yorkers to learn more about autism and its effects on children and their families, as well as what can be done to help the cause.
Since the 1970s, April has been designated by the National Autism Society as National Autism Awareness Month in order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. Only recently, however, has autism become a national focus as rates have skyrocketed.
Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 21, 2011(Albany, NY)-Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is reminding New Yorkers that March is American Red Cross Month, and encouraging all New Yorkers to help their communities and not-for-profits like the Red Cross. American Red Cross Month is a longstanding tradition marking the important work of the organization which has provided critical assistance during people’s time of need for more than 125 years.
Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | email@example.com (Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D- Delmar) notes the month of March is Women’s History Month. This is a great opportunity to reflect not only on how women have shaped our society, government, culture and all aspects of our lives, but also the inequalities that remain, particularly the absence of equal pay for equal work.
Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | firstname.lastname@example.org March 11, 2011(Albany, NY)- Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) recognizes March as Irish American Heritage Month and encourages all New Yorkers to recognize the vital contributions Irish Americans have made to the Capitol Region and celebrate those who proudly trace their roots back to Ireland.
Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | email@example.com March 10, 2011(Albany, NY)- Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) notes that Thursday March 10, 2011 is World Kidney Day. Kidney diseases are silent killers, many patients do not show any symptoms until they reach kidney failure. Senator Breslin encourages all of his constituents to get tested and spread the word about the importance of getting tested for kidney disease. This year, World Kidney Day focuses on Diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney diseases worldwide. Major causes of kidney damage include hypertension, obesity, and pollution. Many people ignore the severity of these conditions which has led to an increase in the prevalence of kidney disorders.
For Immediate Release: March 7, 2011Contact: Evan Schneider | firstname.lastname@example.org | 518-455-2225 (Albany, NY) After the Senate GOP continued to back away from their promise to support independent redistricting by quietly burying the centerpiece of Governor Cuomo’s agenda to clean up Albany -- the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 -- in the Senate Rules Committee where it can anonymously avoid public oversight, Senate Democrats today presented and delivered a petition seeking to force a vote and public hearing on the Governor’s legislation.
November 15, 2010(Albany, NY)- During these tough economic times home heating costs can present a significant financial burden to many New York families. Often many of our most vulnerable citizens are faced with the unfortunate reality of getting their service terminated due to their inability to make timely payments. The NYS Public Service Commission and Senator Neil Breslin (D-Delmar) would like to remind New Yorkers that consumer protection measures are available.
August 11, 2010(Albany, NY)- In anticipation of National Immunization Awareness Month this August, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) urged parents to schedule appointments for themselves and their children to protect against dangerous viruses. National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance to emphasize the importance of immunizations across all stages of life, from infants to the elderly. Since children are especially vulnerable to infection, most vaccines are given during the first five to six years of life. Other immunizations are recommended during adolescent or adult years, and, for certain vaccines, booster immunizations are recommended throughout life.
August 1, 2010(Albany, NY)-In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd (between 7 and 10 PM) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.National Night Out (NNO), a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:· Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;· Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs· Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;
Thursday July 22, 2010(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) announced today that New Yorkers are owed hundreds of millions in unclaimed funds from the State, and can get any money they are owed simply by calling the state Comptroller’s office or going online.“The Comptroller has made it easy for New Yorkers to find out if the state owes them money,” said Senator Breslin. “This money does not belong to the state and I urge all New Yorkers to take a minute of their time to find out if they have money coming to them.” The Comptroller has more than 25 million outstanding accounts, which may be worth as little as a few dollars to several thousand.