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Senate Passes Bill To Make Communities Safer from Sexual Predators

Today, the New York State Senate voted to make our communities safer by passing Senate Bill 2923 which would require the Division of Criminal Justice Services to update sex offender information to victims, their families and the community if an offender is in violation of registration requirements. 

March 1, 2010
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Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Joins with the Bronx AmeriCaribbean Chamber of Commerce and the Haitian Congregation of the Good Samaritan Church to Host a Townhall Meeting

As the Chairwoman of the Haiti Assistance and Relief Taskforce – H.A.R.T., Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson is sponsoring this town hall meeting to:

February 2, 2010
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February 1, 2010
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Haiti Assistance & Relief Taskforce (HART)

As the Chairwoman of the Haiti Assistance and Relief Taskforce – H.A.R.T., Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson is sponsoring this town hall meeting to: 

January 28, 2010
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SENATE HONORS NEW YORK’S SERVICEMEMBERS

Resolution Pays Tribute to Last Year’s 59 Fallen Heroes

January 27, 2010
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SENATE ACTS TO PROTECT NURSES FROM VIOLENCE

Legislation Raises Assault Penalty to Class C or D 

January 25, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR RUTH HASSELL-THOMPSON ON RACE TO THE TOP LEGISLATION

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

January 21, 2010
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UPDATE ON HAITI

Leadership of US Efforts:   Former President Clinton, the UN Special Envoy for Haiti, traveled to Haiti on Monday, January 18th to meet with Haitians and deliver emergency relief.

January 18, 2010
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Statement from Senator Hassell-Thompson Regarding the Earthquake in Haiti

“Our hearts and prayers are with the Haitians and their many loved ones during this devastating natural tragedy.  Currently, there are not a lot of concrete facts for us to report to the public who may have families affected by this earthquake.  As we receive reliable information, we will do our best to disseminate it as quickly as possible.

January 13, 2010
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Chief Judge Lippman Testifies at Joint Public Hearing to Address Civil Legal Service Funding Crisis

Senator Hassell-Thompson, Senator Sampson and Assemblywoman Weinstein Sponsor Hearings To Explore The Need For Reform Of The Civil Legal Service System To Ensure That We Protect Families And Core Justice Values In This Hard Economy.

January 8, 2010
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January 6, 2010
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NY Senate Launches Census 2010 Complete Count Committee to Remedy Shortfall in Federal Funding for Crucial Public Services

The New York State Senate is joining businesses, faith leaders and community leaders across the state to make certain the upcoming Census 2010 counts every New Yorker. With 100 days remaining until "Census Day," Senate leaders in conjunction with every member of the Majority Conference launched the New York Senate Census 2010 Complete Count Committee.

December 22, 2009
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Senate Majority Holds Buffalo Hearing to Explore the Need for Reform of the Civil Legal Service System

(Buffalo-NY) -The New York State Senate today held the second in a series of hearings to determine the future of civil legal services in New York State.  Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Antoine Thompson and William Stachowski heard testimony from leaders of various legal, academic, bu

December 16, 2009
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LANDMARK SENATE FORECLOSURE BILL SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR PATERSON

New Law Protects Homeowners, Prevents Similar Crises From Happening In The Future

December 15, 2009
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Senate Majority Committed to Protecting the Rights of At-Risk Families

Senators Hassell-Thompson And Sampson Hold Hearings To Explore The Need For Reform Of The Civil Legal Service System To Ensure That We Protect Families And Core Justice Values In This Hard Economy.

December 9, 2009
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December 8, 2009
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ONE IN EVERY SEVEN

          During the budget negotiations I listened carefully to the leaders of the teachers unions, communication workers, transit workers, health care workers and scores of other hard working unions and associations. I have also listened to leaders from corporate America and heads of federal and state agencies.

December 7, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Says "It's Time To Talk"

On December 3, 2009 Americans nationwide will be participating in It's Time To Talk Day, a day dedicated to speaking about issues that are literally life and death ----domestic abuse and teen dating abuse.  Here’s an alarming statistic:  1 in 2 teens report that they have been personally victimized by controlling behaviors from a

December 3, 2009
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SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN

Cuts nearly $3 billion in spending while preventing tax hikes and loss of aid to vital services

December 2, 2009
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SENATOR HASSELL-THOMPSON RECOGNIZES DECEMBER AS AIDS AWARENESS MONTH

Not only is December a month filled with hope and expectations, and some typical holiday stress, but it is also 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.  U

December 1, 2009
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