Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Monday, May 17th, 2010
On May 11, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) awarded Certificates of Merit to members of the Junior Girl Scout Troop 2694 and congratulated them on receiving the Bronze Award, the highest honor given to junior girl scouts. The girls traveled to Albany as part of the New York State Girl Scout Legislative Network.
Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Friday, June 18th, 2010
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today joined with representatives of the Westchester Library System (WLS) and local library directors to call for the restoration of library funding in the NYS FY 2010-11 budget.
Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Friday, June 25th, 2010
Oppenheimer co-sponsored bill now awaits Governor’s approval
The New York State Legislature passed legislation protecting families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders from exorbitant healthcare costs. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was a key co-sponsor of the legislation (S7000B), which passed the Senate on June 9th, with unanimous, bipartisan support. Earlier this week, the Assembly passed the bill, which will now be sent to the Governor for his approval.
Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation prohibiting the manufacture, distribution or sale of certain child care products containing bisphenol-A (BPA) passed the Legislature and is awaiting consideration by the Governor. Senator Oppenheimer was a strong supporter and co-sponsor of the bill in the Senate. (S.3296H/A.6919D).
While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise. In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, today called on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.
Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
As thoughts turn from summer vacations to back-to-school preparations, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminded parents that reading aloud to their young kids is one of the best ways to prepare them for the challenges of a new school year. Senator Oppenheimer, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, recently participated in an early literacy awareness event at the Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining.
Reading the popular children’s book, “Five Little Monkeys” by Eileen Christelow, the Senator captivated her young audience, who joined in with the refrain “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” The children and their parents were at the Open Door Family Medical Center for pediatric check-ups.
Celebrate the Holidays by Helping Others Stay Warm this Winter
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is urging families to open their hearts, closets, and attics to find donations that can help keep the homeless and needy warm and sheltered this winter.