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Senate Democrats Form New Task Force To Help Eradicate Domestic Violence In New York Homes

(Albany, NY)  Senate Democrats are calling for tougher laws on domestic abusers and holistic family support systems for victims in New York as the number of  incidents continue to increase in some parts of New York.

June 17, 2008
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Reminds Dad To Get His "Yearly Tune Up"

This Father’s Day, women should start a conversation to help Dad get checked

State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today urged New York women to help the men in their lives take better care of themselves, especially by encouraging them to speak with their physicians about prostate cancer. Between the demands of work, caring for loved ones, and the upkeep of homes and cars, many men put off getting an annual checkup, she noted.

June 5, 2008
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Appreciation

Hello Mama Ruth,

I am so impressed for the award which you gave me.  Actually I should have  written to thank you immediately I returned from the USA but I was so much  involved in the campaigning to get the nod from my delegates for the MP  ship which I made mentioned to you.  Unfortunately I lost but I think  there are a lot things I can do to help my District.

I know you have confidence in me as a woman and I have also drawn a lot of  inspirations from you for the short time that we met.

May 19, 2008
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Promotes Ways To Save Money On Gas This Summer

Albany—State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today urged New Yorkers to prepare for summer by looking for ways to conserve energy and use less gas. To help constituents understand the many small steps that can lead to big savings, Senator Hassell-Thompson has put together a collection of tips on how every driver can get away with spending less at the pump.

May 19, 2008
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Are You Looking For A Job?

Thinking about a career in public service? Government careers can be both exciting and rewarding. New York State and local governments offer a broad range of career opportunities, from law enforcement to medical, conservation to education, and much more.Government jobs offer competitive salaries and benefits, including flexible work schedules. Best of all, New York State and local government jobs are available right here in New York, so you may not have to travel far to find the rewarding career that you seek.

April 9, 2008
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Senator Hassell-Thompson with 4th graders from Nellie A. Thorton Elementary School

Senator Hassell-Thompson with 4th graders from Nellie A. Thorton Elementary School during their recent visit to Albany.

March 31, 2008
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Senator Hassell-Thompson: March Into Women's History Month

National celebration focuses on notable women who shaped American historyIn recognition that knowledge of women’s history provides a clear vision of what women can do, State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today said, "Now is the time to reflect on the accomplishments of women from the past and to celebrate the road they have paved for the women of tomorrow."

March 10, 2008
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"College Goal Sunday" Helps Students Plan And Pay For College

Calling it "a first step towards achieving a lifetime of success," State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today lauded a free, one-day program designed to help high school seniors and their families complete and file federal aid applications electronically.

College Goal Sunday, a national initiative hosted locally by the New York State Financial Aid Administrator’s Association (NYSFAAA) and the New York State Higher Education Services Corp. (HESC), has assisted thousands of families with access to higher education opportunities.

January 16, 2008
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Vows To Work With Governor To Revitalize And Reform New York's Economy, Education And Health Care

Responding to Governor Spitzer’s second State of the State address, state Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) promised to lead a bipartisan effort to rebuild New York’s economy, invest in our public schools and colleges and continue to reform our health care system.

January 15, 2008
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Announces Plan To Revitalize Upstate Economy

The Bronx/Westchester lawmaker noted that the Senate Democratic plan would replace more than a decade of unproductive investments by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), many of which failed to meet specified job creation goals. What’s more ESDC failed to adequately monitor these investments resulting in wasted money throughout the State.

RIGHT-NY recommends the following steps:

December 27, 2007
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Advocates For Diabetes Education And Awareness

In recognition of November as Diabetes Awareness Month, State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today announced an opportunity for people age 65 and older to take advantage of a no-cost diabetes eyecare program. Diabetes affects millions of Americans, yet experts estimate that one in three cases goes undiagnosed.

November 16, 2007
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Invites Qualified Applicants To Take NYPD Entrance Exam

State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today encouraged qualified Bronx and Westchester County residents to sign up for October’s New York Police Department Entrance Examination. The deadline to apply for the free examination is September 15.

"There are few people in the world, let alone America, who do not know the letters ‘N-Y-P-D,’" said Senator Hassell-Thompson. "Based on its long history of service and heroism, the New York Police Department is widely recognized as the world’s premier crime-fighting force.

June 25, 2007
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Senator Hassell-Thompson & “freshmen” Senators

Senator Hassell-Thompson & “freshmen” Senators Diane Savino (Brooklyn/Staten Island) & David Valesky (Syracuse) address Columbus Elementary Students.

March 31, 2007
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Senator Hassell-Thompson with Columbus Elementary School Teachers

Senator Hassell-Thompson seen here with Columbus Elementary School Teachers (From left to right) Irene Boykin, Peter Ragalia (Principal) and Mr. “B.”

March 31, 2007
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Lauds Governor's Budget

State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today had strong words of praise for Governor Eliot Spitzer’s state budget for Fiscal Year 2007-08, singling out the chief executive’s intentions to provide targeted tax relief and tax fairness for millions of New Yorkers saddled with an unfair tax burden.

March 12, 2007
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Senator Hassell-Thompson: Educational Reform Offers Real Hope For New York Families

Calling 2007 "a landmark year for education in New York," State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today applauded Governor Eliot Spitzer's bold vision for transforming a statewide public education system that has too often failed to deliver success in the classroom.

February 26, 2007
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Urges Women To Protect Themselves Against Cervical Cancer Through Regular Screening

State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today encouraged every adult woman to take advantage of Pap smear screening, which tests for cancer of the cervix, the lower, narrow end of the uterus or womb. January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month.

"Most of us never realize how much we take our good health for granted until something goes wrong," Senator Hassell-Thompson said. "What could be simpler than taking the first step of scheduling a Pap smear, and being proactive in our approach to our own health. It may be the most important decision we ever make."

January 30, 2007
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Commits To Sweeping Government Reforms, Middle-Class Tax Cuts And Fiscal Restraint Outlined In Governor Spitzer's State Of The State Address

Picking up on the themes Governor Spitzer laid out in his first State of the State Address, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) called on the Legislature to immediately pass sweeping reforms to make our state government more transparent, cut property and business taxes to help attract new businesses and create jobs, invest in our public schools to broaden opportunity for all and reform our health care system to better serve all New Yorkers.

January 16, 2007
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Notes Dental Answers Are Just A Phone Call Away

State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) encouraged New Yorkers with questions about oral health to take advantage of a toll-free hotline manned by multi-lingual dentists on Tues. October 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"Many people have questions about oral or dental health," said Senator Hassell-Thompson. "If you ever wanted to ask a dentist about whitening your teeth, or wondered why your gums are bleeding, this is an ideal opportunity to get answers."

October 11, 2006
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