(Queens , NY) Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember Michele Titus stood on the steps of Queens Borough Hall and presented advocates for victims of domestic violence with a recently passed New York State Legislative Resolution. This resolution, A313/S1322, made April 22nd “Domestic Violence Awareness Day” in the State of New York, and as a part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
(Bayside, NY) Senator Toby Ann Stavisky presented 5th Grader Margaret Sakar with an award honoring her 1st place finish in the student Earth Day Art Contest. More than 60 students participated, and Ms. Sakar, of the Holy Martyrs Day School in Bayside, was judged the winner.
ALBANY, NY – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky met with Food Network personality Padma Lakshmi. The Top Chef host was in Albany advocating on behalf of her charitable organization, Endometriosis Foundation of America.
FLUSHING, NY – State Senator Toby Stavisky today joined with members of the Senate Democratic Conference to call for immediate action to raise the New York State minimum wage and index future increases to the rate of inflation.
FLUSHING, NY – State Senator Toby Stavisky, along with Members of the Assembly Ron Kim and Edward Braunstein, and City Councilman Peter Koo, met with representatives from China’s Nanjing Province who visited Flushing to promote next year’s Youth Olympic Games being held in Nanjing.
“I want to wish everyone a happy, prosperous, and peaceful Lunar New Year. I am so proud to represent Queens’ large and diverse Asian-American community and I look forward to working with everyone during this Year of the Snake.”
Today, Senator Stavisky visited Assemblyman Ron Kim’s office to meet with CACF Executive Director Wayne Ho and Health Policy Director Noilyn Abesamis-Mendoza to discuss legislation that would benefit the large Asian American population in their districts.
Senator Stavisky fights alongside local politicians, small business owners, and community leaders to keep the 7 Train running during Lunar New Year for her Asian constituents at a press conference at the Sheraton LaGuardia.
Senator Stavisky poses with Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Mr. Met, Mets player Ike Davis, Santa (who bears a striking resemblance to former Mets pitcher John Franco), and neighborhood kids at Mets Stadium.
Following a roundtable meeting held on June 15, 2012, the Office of New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky has partnered with key Korean community organizations in order to connect Korean-language constituents with important services. The following is a bilingual list of community organizations and the services they provide, as well as links to other helpful resources:
주 상원 의원 토비 앤 스타비스키 의원실이 한인 성인들에게 중요한 서비스를 드리기 위해서 한인 지역 사회 단체랑 제휴했습니다. 다음은 지역 사회 단체들이 제공하는 서비스뿐 아니라 기타 유용한 리소스에 대한 링크의 이중 언어 목록입니다 :
On Thursday, April 26, 2012, the Senate played host to cadets from the United States Military Academy as part of West Point day at the Capitol. Senator Stavisky attended a reception in their honor and took to the floor to welcome the cadets. She told the cadets that although they come from 210 years of history and tradition, they “represent the future, not just the past.” She went on to praise them for their commitment to the country and thank them for their visit. “You serve our country abroad, and at home. In peace, and in war," she told the cadets, "And for that you honor us today by your presence."
During session January 10, 2012, the State Senate paused in its deliberations to honor the Asian-American Community on the occasion of the Lunar New Year through Senate Resolution 2844. Senator Stavisky, who represents over 100,000 Asian-Americans in the 16th District, spoke in support of the resolution, which commemorates the Asian Lunar year 4710, the Year of the Dragon. Senator Stavisky spoke with pride about the Lunar New Year celebration in Flushing, an area she represents. The resolution was adopted unanimously.
On Monday, February 5th, State Senator Toby Stavisky met with representatives of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, which provides clinical service to 40,000 New Yorkers, including 16,000 in Flushing alone. She was presented with a book showing the growth of the Wang CHC over its 40 year history, during which she has been a strong champion and supporter.
Pictured above (l. to r.): Social Work Manager Manna Chan-Espin, LCSW; Assistant Administrator Virginia Lou Ng; Chief Strategy Officer Shao-Chee Sim, Ph. D.; Senator Toby Ann Stavisky; Flushing Coordinator David Kim; Clinical Affairs Associate Howard Lew, MPH.