On March 12, 2014, students from CUNY Law’s Economic Justice Project (EJP) joined forces with Hunter College’s Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) and the Empire State Economic Security Campaign (ES2), a statewide coalition of more than 200 social service providers, faith-based groups, and concerned citizens, to educate New York State legislators on several important social initiatives including access to quality education, affordable healthcare and housing, a healthy environment, living wage, and stronger safety net programs.
(BAYSIDE, Queens) Senator Tony Avella applauded Governor Cuomo’s decision today to once again direct the Port Authority to double the number of noise monitors, establish aviation community roundtables and conduct extensive studies of noise issues for residents of Queens, the Bronx and Nassau.
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – State Senator Tony Avella is the co-sponsor of seven bills (S1443, S4322, S1905, S3046, S1516A, S1480, S2455) which have passed the Senate in the last ten days. This legislative series would address a number of issues within New York State, including transparency in government and protections for public safety.
(Bayside, Queens) Senator Tony Avella hosted an awards ceremony today for six students chosen as winners for this year’s School Essay Contest. The contest, initiated by the Senator and titled “What are your suggestions for the new Mayor,” was open to students of all grades in order to create more student involvement and awareness in the governmental process as well as their community.
(ALBANY, NY) In continuing to advocate for the welfare of all animal species in New York State, Senator Tony Avella came out against the upcoming “Crow Down” hunting contest being hosted on March 29th in Palenville, NY. The contest, which awards prizes for crows killed, does not have a bag limit and does not require the use of non-toxic shots, raising significant concerns of inhumane killings.
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) Senator Tony Avella was extremely pleased to announce today that his long-standing proposal to provide a discount to Senior Citizens at the Department of Motor Vehicles has been included as part of this year’s Senate One-House Budget Resolution.
The Democrats in the Senate minority are no truer Democrats than those in the IDC. Just because the members of the IDC have determined that it is in the best interest of their constituents (and themselves) to share power with the Republicans, does not make them any less principled or worthy of carrying their party’s standard.
(Bayside, Queens) State Senator Tony Avella, who has always fought alongside the community against out of character and inappropriate commercial uses, is opposing a petition filed by a local Pizzeria to establish a Sidewalk Café.
(Bayside, NY) Senator Tony Avella continues to advocate for the passage of his legislation in the State Senate which would impose a crucial three year moratorium on the highly controversial implementation of Common Core standards in New York State.