Newsroom

Senator Hassell-Thompson urges Colleagues and Staff to Combat Hunger in the Capital District

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson invites colleagues and staff to combat hunger in the Capital Region by donating non-perishable goods to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.  

May 19, 2009
Read more...

SENATE PASSES BILL PROTECTING CHILD VICTIMS

(Albany, NY) - On Monday, May 18, 2009, the New York State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 3402, introduced by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chairwoman of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections. This legislation would allow for the New York State Crime Victims Board to compensate young victims for property damage, transportation to court and counseling. In previous years, the law stipulated that no compensation would be allowed for child victims unless they were physically harmed.

May 19, 2009
Read more...

Capital Region Food Drive

To benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Tuesday, May 19, 20099:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.Concourse Entrance of the Legislative Office BuildingAdditional drop off location- Room 612 LOB, through Friday, May 29, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

May 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Read more...

Senate Passes Bill to Extend The Bronx Zoo's One Free Day Admission Policy

(Albany, NY) - On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the New York State Senate passed Senate Bill 3755, introduced by Majority Conference Chairwoman Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and co-sponsored by Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein. This legislation will allow the Bronx Zoo to continue to reserve at least one day each week as free admission day to the public for another three years.

May 6, 2009
Read more...

HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR TOWN HALL MEETING ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE

Some two hundred people filled an auditorium at the College of New Rochelle to hear details on federal economic recovery spending dedicated to New York State.

May 6, 2009
Read more...

Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council Attends Historic Signing of Rockefeller Drug Law Reform

Ceremony was attended by Governor Paterson, Russell Simmons, NY State Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver, Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, Congressman Charles Rangel, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblywoman Vivian Cook, Senator Eric Schneiderman, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Hiram Monserrat, Councilman Tom White and a host of others.

 

May 6, 2009
Read more...
April 28, 2009
Read more...

Senator Hassell-Thompson on Women's History Month

Standups 03/11/09: Senator Hassell-Thompson on Women's History Month

April 28, 2009
Read more...

Senator Hassell-Thompson Attends Historic Signing of Rockefeller Drug Law Reform

Randy Fisher, Executive Director of the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council; Senator Eric Schneiderman; Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson; and Charles Fisher, President of the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council of Queens and Harlem.

April 23, 2009
Read more...

NYSNA Lobby Day

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, NYSNA CEO Tina Gerardi and nurses.

April 20, 2009
Read more...

Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Reverend Al Sharpton, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Governor David Paterson and Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian

April 3, 2009
Read more...
March 31, 2009
Read more...

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Announces Three-Way Agreement to Reform Rockefeller Drug Laws

(Albany, NY)- Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson praised Governor David A. Paterson, and members of the Senate and the Assembly for the historic three-way agreement to the Rockefeller Drug Laws. The agreement eliminates the ineffective and outdated sentencing law and focuses on treatment rather than punishment to end the deadly cycle of drug addiction.

March 31, 2009
Read more...

Senator Hassell-Thompson in Ghana (07/2007)

The Akwamu Traditional Council in the Eastern Region of Ghana enstooled Senator Hassell-Thompson as their Mpuntuhemaa (Queenmother for Development). Her enstoolment as Mpuntuhemaa was to bring development to the people of Akwamu, taking into high consideration, children's education and the area at large. Ms Hassell-Thompson was given the stool name Nana Addobea. The following are pictures of her visit, the official ceremony and the wonderful people she encountered while in Ghana. (July 2007)

March 31, 2009
Read more...

Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson at Grace Baptist Church

State Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson, left, and the Revs. Al Sharpton and W. Franklyn Richardson participate during a panel discussion on law enforcement and community relations at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. (Mark Vergari/The Journal News)

March 31, 2009
Read more...

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Cable Show (6-17-2008)

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Cable Show (6-17-2008)

March 29, 2009
Read more...

Session 6/19/2008: Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson votes in favor of Senator Montgomery's Bill, S.8508

Session 6/19/2008: Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson votes in favor of Senator Montgomery's Bill, S.8508

March 29, 2009
Read more...

Senator Hassell-Thompson Receives 9/11/01 Commemorative Award

Left to right: June Eisland, Former City Councilwoman; Senator Hassell-Thompson; and Lenny Caro, Executive Director of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce

March 29, 2009
Read more...