“Domestic Violence should never happen nor be tolerated by any person or society. Anyone can be a victim at anytime and it often isn't taken seriously until the situation culminates into violence. Domestic violence is often preceded by verbal, psychological, and emotional abuse these of which can leave lasting scars and damages in a person’s life,” said Senator Huntley. She continued, “Most of all children who are subject to these heinous cowardly acts can suffer the most hurtful consequence.
News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 29, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | firstname.lastname@example.org | (518) 455-3531
Senator Huntley Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’
Tuesday, August 3rd is America’s Night Out Against Crime
In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd (between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” An event which is beneficial to all.
News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: September 9, 2010Media Contact: Lisa King │(404)587-4496 │email@example.com
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.
News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 5, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | firstname.lastname@example.org | (518) 455-3531
Senate Bills Strengthen Protections for Youth and Other Vulnerable New Yorkers from Sexual Predators
Working to protect victims of sexual abuse, the New York State Senate passed a package of bills aimed at improving public safety, creating harsher penalties for perpetrators of sexual abuse and strengthening adherence to penal laws, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced today.
News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 14, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | email@example.com | (518) 455-3531
Senate passes legislation to protect privacy of domestic violence survivors Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced passage of legislation (S. 1031B) that will enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety by requiring insurers to provide them with alternative contact information which protects their privacy and ensures correspondence is received at a safe location free from the fear of attack.