State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica)attended a bone marrow drive accompanied by rap impresario and entertainer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. The event took place in Southeast Queens at 50’s Community Garden. The bone marrow drive was inspired by the story of 11-year-old leukemia patient, and Broadway’s Lion King star Shannon Tavarez. Unfortunately Shannon still hasn't found a bone marrow match, so when Senator Huntley heard of the event, she came out to register as a potential marrow donor. Senator Huntley also wanted to bring attention to the need for people to register and get swabbed to see if they could be candidates to donate marrow for Shannon and others suffering from leukemia. 50 Cent sponsored the registry through his G-Unity Foundation.
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Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law Law prevents discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds
(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced the signing into law of legislation (S. 1987B) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.
The goal of the ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing school environment conducive to learning by putting an end to harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.
Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority has passed a package of 12 bills to address the causes and effects of domestic violence in New York. These bills will significantly enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety, improve state services available, and strengthen penalties against those who inflict the pain of domestic violence on others. Measures included in the Majority’s package will:
Increase penalties for witness tampering and repeat offenders of orders of protection.
Prohibit housing and employment discrimination of a survivor based on the violence they may have endured.
(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority announced and celebrated the passage of the landmark ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ (S. 1987B) today at 11:30 AM.
The most comprehensive legislation against harassment in schools to date, the ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ will help reduce the incidences on bullying amongst New York’s youth. This legislation had been stalled in the Senate for several years prior to Democratic leadership.