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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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Picture of Leadership

L-R:  Democratic Conference Leader Senator John L. Sampson; United States Senator Charles E. Schumer; Minority Conference Chairwoman Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson; and Senator Neil D. Breslin

January 19, 2012
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Creative Celebration

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. In our first year, we received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

December 22, 2011
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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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