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Jerry Williams

Served in South East Asia over two years and a member of Air Force Advisory Team 2-2Taught Fire Fighting and Rescue Technique to the Vietnam National Air Force.

June 1, 2010
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NYS Conference of Black Senators Unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda

ALBANY-NY   Yesterday, the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS) unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda issues and expressed their concerns regarding these particular bills not being brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Members of CBS truly believe that African American Communities have suffered long enough within the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Environment, Crime, Racism and Discrimination. Last year, the Conference of Black Senators was very successful with pushing for the passage of the Green Collar Jobs legislation. This year the Conference is hoping to once again bring forth another victory to the African American Communities with passage of the following bills:

May 26, 2010
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Conference Call: New York State Conference of Black Senators Unveil their Signature Agenda Issues

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Contact Person (s): Tunisha Walker, Executive Director (518) 455-2049                 Jessica Dillard, Assistant (518) 455-2050

The New York State Conference of Black Senators (CBS) will be unveiling their 2010 Signature Agenda Issues that they would like to see passed before the end of this legislative session.  They will discuss the following bills: MWBE Article 15A, MWBE Disparity Study, Contracts Bill, MTA Small Business Mentoring Program, Parental Rights, Youth Suicide Prevention, Voter Suppression Bill, Campaign Finance Reform, Global Warming Pollution Control, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Toxic Prevention of Manufactured Products, Hospital Closure Planning Act, Medicaid Coverage for Extended Stay, HIV Written Consent Form, Vacancy Decontrol, Mitchell-lama, Alternatives to Residential Placement, Alternative Detention Program, Child Victims, Funeral Procession, Police Officer Abuse, Police Officer Training Program and Marvin’s Law. 

May 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, May 24, 2010 Room 612 LOB

May 24, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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A Day Of Solidarity And Prayer For Haiti’s Lost Sons And Daughters Sunday, May 16th 2010

May 18th 2010 will mark the 206th anniversary of Haiti’s independence as a nation. This year, Haitian Flag Day will be celebrated in the shadow of the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010. This earthquake killed over 230,000 men, women and children and in the tumult and chaos that followed, proper burials could not be done. This tragedy has brought a sense of lost pride to Haitians at home and outside of the country.

May 16, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Hassell-Thompson on the nomination of Dennis M. Mullen

Senator Hassell-Thompson on the nomination of Dennis M. Mullen, President & CEO, UDC d/b/a ESDC, Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development, and UDC - 5/11/10

May 11, 2010
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Senate Majority Works to Reform Antiquated Matrimonial Laws

Enhance the Integrity and Efficiency of Courtrooms, Facilitate  Equitable Settlements,

May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, May 10, 2010 Room 612 LOB

May 10, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Senator Hassell-Thompson to Hold Public Hearing Regarding No-Fault Divorce and Matrimonial Law Reform

Considering major reforms to New York’s matrimonial laws, Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson will hear testimony from leaders of New York’s Matrimonial Bar, State and local  Bar Associations, leading advocates for victims of domestic violence and the public regarding:

May 5, 2010
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The New York State Conference of Black Senators mourns the loss Of a great leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height “The Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement”

On Tuesday, April 20th, 2010, the nation lost one its greatest civil rights leaders, Dr. Dorothy Height who passed away at the age of 98. Dr. Height dedicated her life to the struggles of equality and human rights for all people. She was a key figure throughout the Civil Rights Movement, along with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney H. Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins and John Lewis. She was the female team leader in the Civil Rights Leadership At the 1963 March on Washington, Dr.

April 28, 2010
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Senate Majority Passes Resolution Honoring the Life of Dr. Dorothy I. Height

(Albany NY) On April 27, 2010, the Senate Democratic Majority passed a resolution, sponsored by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Mt. Vernon), honoring the life of Dr. Dorothy I. Height, a leader of the African American and women’s civil rights movements. 

April 28, 2010
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