Senator Biaggi Introduces Bills to Protect Survivors of Domestic Abuse Against Gun Violence and Hold Repeat Offenders Accountable Bill

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ALBANY, NY – January 11, 2020 — This past week New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (SD-34) introduced two pieces of legislation that serve to protect survivors of domestic abuse against the threat of gun violence, and hold repeat offenders accountable for domestic violence. S7125 creates a new crime of “Domestic Violence” in the Penal Code that aligns with federal …

eHeziSenator Biaggi Introduces Bills to Protect Survivors of Domestic Abuse Against Gun Violence and Hold Repeat Offenders Accountable Bill

Governor Cuomo Signs Biaggi Bill Requiring ACE’s Training for Daycare Providers

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THE BRONX, NY and MOUNT VERNON, NY – December 22, 2019 — On December 17th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation sponsored by State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (S4990A), requiring training with respect to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) for daycare providers. State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx/Westchester) issued the following statement: “Training in adverse childhood experiences will give daycare providers the important …

eHeziGovernor Cuomo Signs Biaggi Bill Requiring ACE’s Training for Daycare Providers

Governor Cuomo Signs Sen. Biaggi’s Bill Allowing Domestic Violence Survivors to Terminate Residential Leases

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THE BRONX, NY and MOUNT VERNON, NY – December 21, 2019 — On December 20th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation sponsored by State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (S4281A), providing for the termination of a residential lease by a survivor of domestic violence. The bill allows tenants to pay rent, pro-rata, up to the lease termination date. State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx/Westchester) issued …

eHeziGovernor Cuomo Signs Sen. Biaggi’s Bill Allowing Domestic Violence Survivors to Terminate Residential Leases

Bipartisan Members of the House Asthma and Allergy Caucus Introduce Legislation to Honor Elijah Cummings

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WASHINGTON, DC — November 21, 2019 — Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-16), Fred Upton (R-MI-06), Pete King (R-NY-02) and TJ Cox (D-CA-21), all members of the House Asthma and Allergy Caucus, have introduced legislation to honor Elijah E. Cummings’ long-time advocacy for those living with asthma. The Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act would expand federal, state, and local efforts to …

eHeziBipartisan Members of the House Asthma and Allergy Caucus Introduce Legislation to Honor Elijah Cummings

Hudson Valley Stonewall Dems Endorse Eliot Engel for Re-election

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY —November 18, 2019 — The Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats, a grassroots LGBTQ advocacy group based in the Hudson Valley, has endorsed Congressman Eliot Engel for re-election to Congress in New York’s 16th Congressional District, which covers parts of Westchester and Bronx counties. In their endorsement the organization cited Congressman Engel’s long record of pro-LGBTQ+ support in Congress, …

eHeziHudson Valley Stonewall Dems Endorse Eliot Engel for Re-election

What Happened in Gaza Was Wrong! Asserts 16th CD Candidate Derickson K. Lawrence

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We Are Better Than This As A People Derickson K. Lawrence to Hold Rally on “Delivering Results” and A Peace Agenda MOUNT VERNON, NY — May 14, 2018 — “The violence that took place in Gaza, on May 14th, was both predicted and avoidable,” said Derickson K. Lawrence, candidate for U.S. Congress in NY’s 16th Congressional District. It erupted as the …

eHeziWhat Happened in Gaza Was Wrong! Asserts 16th CD Candidate Derickson K. Lawrence

Where’s the Accountability?
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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Standing on the Sidelines Is No Longer an Option At a time when our country is actively seeking solutions to the proliferation of deadly violence in the wake of the Parkland mass shooting, we must also have empathy for troubling statistics of deaths in two other shooting categories: deaths by the use of force by police; and hand-gun deaths — …

eHeziWhere’s the Accountability?
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE