Senator Parker Requests Majority Leader Skelos Not To Disenfranchise Voters

For Immediate Release:  Monday, January 31, 2011
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(Albany, NY)  Today, Senator Parker wrote to Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos asking him not to disenfranchise New York’s voters by adopting unconstitutional changes to the Senate rules. “The Republican Majority’s action in undermining the Constitutional power of the Lieutenant Governor to break deadlocks in the Senate subverts the democratic process,” said Senator Parker. “Rather than adopting a transparent and deliberative process in changing the Rules of the Senate, the Republican Majority wrote their changes in secret, in a manner calculated to avoid as much public scrutiny as possible.” continued Parker.

About Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. 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.