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.
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
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.
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.
On August 26, 2011, Senator Hassell-Thompson attended the United Nation's Security Council meeting on peacekeeping which was presided over by Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN. Please read page 2 of the attached article as reported in The South Asian Times