(Albany, NY) New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano called for the passage of his Dignity for Immigrants bill (S4075A). This legislation would protect immigrants from being victimized by unjust deportation procedures, including the Trump Administration’s recent Executive Order which unfairly discriminates against members of the immigrant community.

Senator Serrano spoke to a packed house of Schwab House residents alongside Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council Member Helen Rosenthal. The Senator spoke on his priorities for the year in Albany and answered a wide range of questions from the audience.

Senator Serrano was proud to march in the 40th annual Three Kings Day Parade. The parade, hosted every year by El Museo del Barrio, is East Harlem’s spectacular way of celebrating the twelfth day of Christmas. Community members, elected officials and children gathered around to enjoy the live camels, puppets, music and dancing at this exciting event.

Senator Serrano was happy to attend the Community Education Council 3 and District 3 Annual Legislative Breakfast last month. CEC3 is one of the 32 Community Education Councils (CECs) in New York City and includes public elementary and middle schools on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Leaders within the council and district gathered to discuss the strides made during the 2016 school year, and to stress the importance of legislative involvement in their schools.

Senator Serrano's office was joined by the Food Bank For NYC at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center to provide SNAP Assistance for residents of East Harlem. Senator Serrano and the Food Bank For NYC offered one-on-one personal assistance to determine eligibility for SNAP, as well as additional assistance with completing recertification and reporting changes to accounts.

Senator Serrano's office was joined by the Food Bank For NYC at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center to provide SNAP Assistance for residents of East Harlem. Senator Serrano and the Food Bank For NYC offered one-on-one personal assistance to determine eligibility for SNAP, as well as additional assistance with completing recertification and reporting changes to accounts.

New York State Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today was presented the “Guardian of Small Business” Award by NFIB NY, the state’s leading advocate for small businesses.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Clifton Park) and Senator Kathleen A. Marchione (R,C,I,REF-Halfmoon) today welcomed to the State Capitol and honored the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A State Champion Shenendehowa Field Hockey Team. They presented the team with a copy of a resolution they sponsored that unanimously passed the New York State Senate honoring the team's state championship.

As the State Senate today passed “Kirby & Quigley’s Law” by a 59-2 vote, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville), the author and lead sponsor of the bill, has announced a new online petition drive to harness the power of the people to urge the Assembly to bring the public safety measure to the Floor of the New York State Assembly for a debate and up or down vote. 

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