Invited speakers addressed the NYS Senate Democratic public hearing at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building yesterday, February 15, on the Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Senator Todd Kaminsky (District 9).
Several Democratic Long Island officials participated in the hearing with Sen. Kaminsky, the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation: NYS Senators John Brooks (D8), James Gaughran (D5), Kevin Thomas (D6); and NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D21) and NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D4), the assembly’s Chair of the Committee on Environmental Conservation. [Contact info for reps below]
Sister Karen Burke of the Sisters of St. Joseph, in Brentwood, was one of the speakers in support of the bill. She explained she was addressing the bill from a moral perspective, and that she wanted the NYS Senate to address and mitigate effects of climate change by passing the New York State Climate and Protection Act.
Feature Photo at top:Mineola, NY, US. Feb. 14, 2019. Eric Weltman, of Brooklyn, a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York, holds a blue card with “100% by 2030” on it, referring to goal of 100% clean energy by 2030, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act.
PHOTO VIDEO – Nassau County Democratic Committee, Election Night:
Perhaps more media outlets than usual covered the Nassau County Democratic Election Results Watch this Nov. 6th because one of the most hotly contested Congressional races nationally was NY District 2, and the Democratic candidate, Liuba Grechen Shirley, was on site there at the Garden City Hotel.
A surprise victor at the event was Kevin Thomas, who, despite modest campaign funds and name recognition, strategically defeated Republican 29-year incumbent Senator Kemp Hannon. Chase, who was five when his opponent started in office, will become the first Indian American NYS senator.
Though there wasn’t a similar upset outcome for the race between Republican 26-year incumbent Pete King and blue wave, pink wave, first time candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley, it was a significantly close contest.
Each candidate was in the lead at some point, making for a long night of emotional crests and troughs for Grechen Shirley and her supporters, many of them wearing Liuba campaign t-shirts and buttons.
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-05) and Congressman Tom Suozzi (NY-03), both easily winning re-election, each spoke on stage to supporters who clapped and cheered enthusiastically.
Democratic candidates & elected officials at event (most are in photo video at top of blog) included:
Feature Photo at top: Garden City, NY, USA. Nov. 6, 2018. LIUBA GRECHEN SHIRLEY, candidate for N.Y. Congressional District 2, speaks to supporters after incumbent King is declared winner. CHRISTOPHER SHIRLEY, her husband, joined her onstage, at Garden City Hotel.