Post Tagged with: "State Senate"

New York State Senate Majority Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, swearing in Sen. Kevin Thomas with his wife Rincy beside him. (Photo via Sen. Thomas' office)

Kevin Thomas, First Indian-American State Senator, Takes Office

Elections 2018, Government, Long Island, South Asian February 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm

Desi Talk interviews Kevin Thomas, the first Indian American member of the New York State Senate and one of the newly-elected Democratic senators who reflect the changing demographics of Long Island.

Daniela Simba suffered conversion therapies in her native Ecuador, and has fought against them in her New York home. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For LGBTQ Immigrants, State Anti-Discrimination Laws are Personal

Government, LGBTQ, New York January 16, 2019 at 4:50 pm

The New York State Senate approval of a ban on gay conversion therapy and a bill adding gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination laws have a special significance for LGBTQ Hispanic immigrants who fled bigotry in their own countries, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Anna Kaplan (Photo via annafornysenate.com)

‘From Tabriz to Albany’ – LI’s New State Senator

Government, Long Island, Women December 5, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Born Anna Monahemi in Iran, Democrat Anna Kaplan will represent Long Island’s 7th district in the NYS Senate, Tablet reports.

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Photo by Cyril Josh Barker via Amsterdam News)

NYS Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins Makes History

African American, Government, New York, Women November 29, 2018 at 5:19 pm

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins will become the first woman to lead a New York state legislative chamber. She speaks to Amsterdam News.

More than two million tenants benefit from the stabilized rent laws in NYC. (Photo via El Diario)

Hope for Fairer Rent Laws After Democratic Win in Albany

Housing, New York November 27, 2018 at 8:19 pm

More than two million New Yorkers in rent-stabilized apartments, many of them immigrants, hope that the Democratic takeover of the State Senate will bring fairer housing laws, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Monica Martinez shows off the Noticia Long Island cover on her stunning win as New York state senator. (Photo via Noticia)

Monica Martinez Win Brings Hope for Long Island TPS Families

Central American, Elections 2018, Government, Long Island November 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Newly elected Salvadoran-American state senator Monica Martinez talks with Noticia Long Island about the hopes her win has brought to the TPS community, and her desire to keep working for the 9th District in Suffolk County where she was a legislator.

John Liu victorious on Election Day. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Are John Liu and His Chinese Opponents Ready to Work Together?

East Asian, Elections 2018 November 8, 2018 at 5:22 pm

John Liu’s State Senate win came despite divisions within the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily takes a look at whether the two sides are now willing to work with each other.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Andrew Gounardes at a rally. (Photo courtesy of office of Gov. Cuomo, via Documented)

Will NYS Turn to Immigration Issues?

Elections 2018, Immigration, New York November 7, 2018 at 6:09 pm

With Democrats leading the NYS Senate for only the third time in 50 years, there’s an opportunity for long-blocked immigration legislation to be taken up, reports Documented.

Gang graffiti in Queens, where a man was attacked by a group of youths. (Photo via El Diario)

Hispanic Leaders Wary of NY Senate Anti-Gang Bill

Crime, Long Island, Youth May 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm

As the New York State Senate passed an initiative to fight violence from MS-13 and other gangs, some leaders opposed it because they worry that it may end up criminalizing innocent Hispanic youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On March 25, S.J. Jung visited the Korean American Association of Greater New York to ask for the organization's support in the Democratic primary in September. Joined by members of his campaign organization, Chonghun Daniel Song and Woo Chun Kwak, S.J. Jung, second from the left, and Minsun Kim (to his left), president of the Korean American Association of Greater New York, hold hands with hopes of victory. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Queens Candidate S.J. Jung Champions Working Class

East Asian, Elections 2016, Metro Area, Politics, Queens March 31, 2016 at 1:46 pm

S. J. Jung will challenge state Sen. Toby Stavisky in the Democratic primary for a second time and seeks to lend a voice to the working class, report Queens papers. The Korean press covers his background and upcoming concerts for the candidate.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

What the Race to Replace Espaillat Could Mean for the Senate

Dominican, Elections 2016, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Marisol Alcantara has the support of Adriano Espaillat, the state senator – and likely soon-to-be member of Congress – whose seat she is looking to take over. However, her affiliation with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference has some concerned, including two of her opponents, reports Gotham Gazette.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Two Dominican Women Seek State Legislature Posts

Dominican, Elections 2016, New York, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Marisol Alcantara looks to take over the seat vacated by Adriano Espaillat in the Senate while Carmen De La Rosa seeks a seat in the Assembly, reports El Diario.

Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio at the Wilborn Temple First Church Of God In Christ in Albany on Sunday, February 16, 2014. (Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Will Cuomo Help de Blasio on Housing?

Housing, Politics November 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

A Republican-controlled state senate may not bode well for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing policies but City Limits finds that the situation may not be that much worse than it was prior to the election.

Hiram Monserrate (center) leaves Manhattan Federal Court after his sentencing in December. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Monserrate Quietly Starts Prison Term

In the News, Latino, Politics May 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

Following a two-month postponement, disgraced former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate started serving his two-year sentence for embezzlement of city funds on May 11, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Supporters of the NY DREAM act rallied in Albany on March 2012. (Photo by Long Island Wins, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Latino Officials Push for NY DREAM Act to be Included in State Budget

Immigration, Latino, Politics March 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The state Legislature could soon settle on a budget, but many fear the New York DREAM Act will be left by the wayside like it was last year, despite recent unprecedented support in the Assembly, reports El Diario-La Prensa.