(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.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 16thSenatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
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 :
A native of Canton, China, Fang A. Wong came to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1963. Volunteering for the U.S. Army in 1969, he served 25 months in Vietnam and had tours in Germany, Korea and stateside. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (6 Campaign Stars). During his service, he also earned his BS and MA degrees. Wong retired after a twenty-year career as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) and continued to serve through a company that supported the Army Software Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, NJ.
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."