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Senator Shirley L. Huntley Urges Commemoration of Passover
Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) would like to remind New Yorkers that the Jewish Holiday of Passover begins at sundown on March 29th. Passover is an eight-day Jewish festival that commemorates the biblical exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt over 3,000 years ago.
Senator Shirley L. Huntley CelebratesBlack History Month
(D-Jamaica) “Say’s February is a time to observe and remember the history of black people in our society, but also to embolden ourselves in the continuing fight for social and economic justice,” said Senator Huntley, marking February as Black History Month.
In the wake of the catastrophe that struck near Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti, my thoughts and prayers go out to those who are searching for loved ones and family members as well as those who may not have survived this horrific event. I hope that for those who live in my district who may have family in Haiti find that their loved ones are safe and unharmed. The earthquake that struck the southern portion of Haiti on the evening of January 12, 2010 was one of the worse natural disasters ever to hit the island, and help and aid in all forms are desperately needed.