FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER
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For Immediate Release: Friday, March 18, 2011
Senator Parker Promotes Sunshine Week
Parker releases a list of all member items in an effort to promote transparency
(Albany, NY) – At the beginning of the week Senator Parker (D-21) released a list of eight pieces of legislation in honor of Sunshine Week. In a letter to Senate leaders he urged his colleagues to support his legislation. Today, Senator Parker ends Sunshine Week by posting the organizations and amounts of member item funding given by him during his nine-year tenure as a New York State Senator.
“I truly believe in accountability and I am dedicated to my constituents.” Says Parker “I am proud of giving member item money, I wish I could have given more. The organizations that have received this money provide critical services to members of my community including; assisting those with autism, youth programs, domestic violence prevention, civic and cultural enhancement, as well as economic development, amongst many others . In the current economic climate where the Governor has proposed to cut vital services to education and social services, member item funding is even more critical for our communities.” stated Senator Parker.
About Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin Parker is committed to restoring the overall quality of life for the constituents of the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been a Flatbush resident for more than 30 years. Having been nurtured, schooled and employed in the district, Senator Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in several communities that include: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park.