Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson helps homeowners prevent foreclosures and evictions. The Senator met with Jonathan Bix, Spencer Resnick, Carolyn Phillips and Darrett Roberts about their organization earlier today. For more info: http://nobodyleavesmidhudson.org/
Turned out to be a beautiful morning at Walkway over the Hudson, one of NYS's most beautiful state parks... a great venue for the International Women's Day event. Across the world, and even in our own communities, women still do not have full equality. I'm working to change that.
Press conference today: Asking to provide adequate funding for the Community Mental Health Reinvestment Act, Senators Tkaczyk, Krueger and Gipson appeared with Douglas Cooper, Executive Director of the Association for Community Living; Page Pierce, Executive Director of Families Together in New York State; and Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.
The Senator recently attended the Abilities First Annual Gala. The following awards were presented: Business of the Year(Applebee's), Community Service Award (Odyssey Church), and Participant of the Year (Bruce Bogart).
Another photo from the recent Abilities First Gala. The Senator is pictured with Marc Labo of Applebee's; Pastor Mark Mast and Pastor Steve Danbra, of Odyssey, A Mission of the Hopewell Reformed Church; and Bruce Bogart, Residential Program, Abilities First, Inc.
Thank you Minority Leader Barbara Jeter-Jackson, Legislature Rich Perkins, Correction Administrator Lt Col. George Krom, JR. and CO Lilian Gonzalez for joining me on my tour of the Duchess County Jail, and Sheriff Anderson for meeting with me, so I can best serve the facility, its employees and the county.
I was pleased to stop by the Howland Public Library Awards honoring Rick Price, Maureen Darcy, Rhonda Johnson, Marcia Lumia, and Karen Sovik. Thank you for your dedication. I remain committed to supporting our public libraries.
After filling up on pancakes, I spent the afternoon at the Stanford Grange #808 where I was privileged to present them with a proclamation in honor of being selected as a nationally "Distinguished Grange" (3 years in a row!). All the things they do for our community is remarkable.
Just had a very interesting meeting with the board members of the New Day Repertory Company. I learned about their rich history and their plans to relaunch the company with a new schedule of exciting productions. It is important that we continue to support the arts, which are such vital part of our culture in the Hudson Valley.