Pedro Espada, Jr.'s Press releases

Espada, Community Organization Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (mobile)"Throughout New York City, and more so in the Bronx, record numbers of children are being diagnosed with obesity and related chronic illnesses..."

February 19, 2010
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Espada Bill Would Freeze Rent for Three-Quarters of a Million Tenants

Press Contact: Steve Mangione (cellular) 914-403-4072 New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. is throwing a major lifeline to tenants struggling to pay their rent.

February 17, 2010
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Reaction Statement from New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. to Governor's Budget

“The Governor’s budget frames the multi-year fiscal challenge that faces all New York residents. Obviously, we all have to learn to do more with less. Government, in particular, must control spending. At the same time, we must be creative and practical and work together to help those who have been hit hardest by this economic crisis.

January 19, 2010
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Sen. Espada Led Bronx MLK March for Peace to End Gun and Youth Violence

In tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. was joined by clergy representing all religions, students of schools and members of athletic teams throughout the Bronx, and borough community leaders and residents in a massive “MLK March for Peace to End Gun and Youth Violence.” Before the parade, with pledge cards in hand, Sen. Espada asked the borough’s youth to sign on to an anti-gun/gang pledge to help end violence and hate/bias crimes among young people in the Bronx.

January 19, 2010
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Sen. Espada Joined By More Than 35 Bronx Clergy and Community Leaders to Announce Major Haiti Relief Effort

New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., along with Bishop Fernando Rodriguez, president of the Latin American Chaplains Association, an international not-for-profit organization of clergy headquartered in the Bronx, were joined today by more than 35 of the borough’s clergy and community leaders to announce a major relief effort for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

January 14, 2010
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Major Relief Effort for Haiti Underway in the Bronx

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (cellular) or 718-518-1600 WHEN: 2 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010 WHERE: District Office of State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., 400 East Fordham Road, Seventh Floor, Bronx, NY (entrance on Webster Avenue) SUBJECT:

January 14, 2010
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Rally in Support of Timely Legislation That Would Increase Cap on Charter Schools and Pave Way for Federal Funds

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (cellular) For Release 2 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010
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Response to Gov. Paterson’s State-of-the-State Address

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (cellular) 518-455-3395 (at this number Jan. 6th)

“The action of the Senate Democratic Majority in recent months – for example, addressing issues in a bipartisan way, creating green jobs, controlling spending and preserving important resources for education – has demonstrated our commitment to the state’s 19.5 million residents.

January 6, 2010
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Senate Majority Leader Espada's Letter to MTA Chairman

State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. has asked Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Carl Kruger to immediately commission an independent forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

December 17, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM NEW YORK STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER PEDRO ESPADA, JR. REGARDING TODAY’S KINGSBRIDGE ARMORY VOTE

“Today’s vote in the New York City Council regarding the Armory should clearly send forth the message that the Bronx is pro-business,” said New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. “We know the importance of business in creating jobs and fueling the economy. The Armory vote outcome must not deter us from developing responsible projects that will yield opportunities and benefits for poor, low-income and working families.”

December 14, 2009
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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER PEDRO ESPADA, JR. ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF NEW SCHOOL GOVERNANCE REFORM PACKAGE

            "The new school governance reform package will hold New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accountable for the performance of the city's public school system, but equally and most important it will allow greater parental involvement in their children's education, increased curriculum oversight and strengthened role of superintendents, and decision-making input at the school level by principals and parents on such issues as academic programs, transportation, school safety and nutrition,” Majority Leader Espada said: “It will a

August 6, 2009
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State Senate Majority Conference Urges City to Improve School Governance

For Immediate Release: July 23, 2009Contact: Steve Mangione | prman200@aol.com | 914-403-4072 (Senator Espada)

 State Senate Majority Conference Urges City to Improve School Governance

(New York, NY) State Senate leaders joined dozens of parents from acrossthe city on the steps of City Hall to urge Mayor Bloomberg to supportlegislation that would include parental involvement and training.

July 23, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR PEDRO ESPADA, JR.

Statement by State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (DEMOCRAT-Bronx) I am honored to accept the Office of President Pro Tempore of the New York State Senate. I have taken these actions on behalf of the people I represent in the 33rd district in the Bronx and the nearly 20 million residents of New York State. Let me first make it clear that I remain a staunch, reform Democrat. I have not switched parties.  

June 8, 2009
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Senate passes Espada Bill That Continues Financing of Affordable Housing in the Bronx and Other Boroughs

from State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx), Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community DevelopmentPress Contact:Steve Mangione914-403-4072 (cellular)FOR IMMEDISTE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009Senate Passes Espada Bill That Continues Financing of Affordable Housing in the Bronx and Other Boroughs

June 4, 2009
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PRESS ADVISORY Thurs., May 21 'How-To' Federal Stimulus Fund Expo for Bronx, Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

from…State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx)Vice President, Senate Office of Urban Planning & Policy DevelopmentPress Contact:Steve Mangione718-518-1600 (office)914-403-4072 (mobile)

May 19, 2009
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Espada Surprises Tenants: Unexpected Drop-In, Unexpected Announcement on Vacancy Decontrol

State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx), today won favor, and a standing ovation, with the Working Families Party, ACORN and several other tenant advocacy groups when he unexpectedly dropped in on their Albany press conference-rally and announced that major legislative initiatives that protect Mitchell Lama, New York City Housing Authority and rent regulated tenants -- including proposed legislation that would repeal vacancy decontrol -- will be acted on before the current legislative session is over.

May 12, 2009
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