Ruth Hassell-Thompson's Press releases

June 12, 2012
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Senate Democratic Conference Holds Public Forum on Domestic Violence

Conference Calls on Republican Majority to Bring Domestic Violence

Legislative Package to a Vote Immediately

May 30, 2012
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Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and officials from the New York State Department of Financial Services Foreclosure Prevention Relief Unit to host Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Day on April 27, 2012

WHO:        Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Officials from the New York State Department of Financial Services Foreclosure Relief Unit 

April 19, 2012
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Women’s History Month – STEM Education Focus

On June 18, 1983 NASA launched the Challenger for a six-day mission. Dr.

March 14, 2012
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Senate Passes Legislation Prohibiting Disruption During a Funeral Procession

New law would make it illegal for driver of a motor vehicle to

March 2, 2012
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SENATOR HASSELL-THOMPSON RECOGNIZES DECEMBER AS AIDS AWARENESS MONTH

Although the joyful month of December is upon us and the holiday season is in full swing, it is also a time to remember that this month is AIDS Awareness Month.  As a former nurse and health educator who worked with persons infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson urges all New Yorkers to remember that AIDS is still a major health threat.  

December 5, 2011
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National Foundation for Women Legislators National Women’s History Museum Initiative

In 1827, Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor and noted author launched a campaign to establish a national day of thanks. For 36 years, she published numerous editorials and sent letters to governors, senators, presidents and key officials. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln finally heeded her request with a proclamation declaring Thanksgiving a national holiday. 

November 18, 2011
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Calls for the Establishment of the New York Health Benefit Exchange


By establishing the New York Health Benefit Exchange, the state will be in accordance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and will be eligible to receive $100 million dollars in federal funding

November 2, 2011
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Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson would like to remind all New Yorker’s that while October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a critical time set aside for raising awareness and promoting advocacy, it is really an issue that must be considered and focused on throughout the year.

October 27, 2011
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NEW YORK STATE SENATOR RUTH HASSELL-THOMPSON TAPPED FOR LEADERSHIP POSITION

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New York State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (Senate District 36, D/WF) has been selected to serve in leadership for the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.  

September 19, 2011
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Governor Signs Legislation Sponsored by Senator Hassell-Thompson


The new law requires the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to develop educational materials regarding screening for alcoholism and chemical dependency in women to health care providers

August 12, 2011
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Hundreds From Across the City Gather in Harlem to Urge Stronger Rent Laws

Major Rally Features Scores of Elected Leaders, Clergy and Tenants United in the Call For Renewed Rent Protections and Repeal of Vacancy Destabilization 

June 16, 2011
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NYS MEMBERS OF COLOR PUSH FOR REPEAL OF VACANCY DECONTROL TO PROTECT THOUSANDS OF LOW- AND MODERATE-INCOME NEW YORKERS

Laws to sunset in two weeks; group urges Gov. Cuomo to strengthen rent regulation laws

June 1, 2011
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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Senator Hassell-Thompson Urges Awareness and Advocacy  

April 13, 2011
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Urges all New Yorkers to Commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16, 2011

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time to reflect upon the lives that have been tragically cut short or forever impaired due to the horrific nature of a crime.  It is just one week throughout the year in which we are asked to devote a moment or two to honor the lives and memories of those who were victims of crime.  This year’s theme of  “Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past,” asks that we take a critical and unbiased look at our justice system and evaluate

April 12, 2011
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Low and Middle Income New Yorkers are Hurt the Most by Budget Cuts

New York is on a dangerous path of pricing out our low-income and middle-income New Yorkers.  The Executive and Senate Republican’s trickle down approach to right-sizing our economy will hit our working and middle class families, our children and seniors the hardest.   Further, the refusal to include the Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA) in the budget coupled with the drastic reduction of the Advantage Rental Assistance program, and shrinking public services is a direct assault on our most vulnerable citizen

April 1, 2011
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