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Non-gov't account for NY State Senator, 27th District (D/WFP-Manhattan); Chair of the Judiciary Cttee; gay dad; public school parent; husband to David
10 Apr
THREAD: I’m glad Governor Cuomo is working with NY’s Congressional delegation to create a “COVID-19 Heroes Compensation Fund.”

There are things we can do right here in NY to support our frontline workers and their families. 1/x
It’s scandalous that our healthcare heroes are dipping into their own pockets to fight the virus & stay safe. Today, I’m proposing state legislation allow healthcare workers to deduct up to $5K of taxable income for transportation costs or purchases of PPE related to COVID-19 2/x
Although NY doesn’t collect this data, at least 10 healthcare workers have died here according to news reports.

In Spain, nearly 15% of reported cases are health care workers, and more than 60 doctors have died in Italy.

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21 Jun 19
THREAD: In 2018, NYers showed up and voted for Democrats to take control of the @NYSenate for the first time in a decade.

@AndreaSCousins became the first woman to lead a legislative chamber and the first black woman to lead the Senate.

Here's what we were able to accomplish:
@NYSenate @AndreaSCousins After many years of advocacy, we passed the #ChildVictimsAct, granting survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to seek justice against their abusers and the institutions that harbored them. nytimes.com/2019/01/28/nyr…
We passed sweeping new reforms to expand and protect the right to vote: motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
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14 Jan 19
It’s official. The New York State Senate just passed early voting!

This is just the start. #LetNYVote
Another vote for progress: the Senate has voted to advance a constitutional amendment allowing for same-day registration.
The Senate has voted to advance no-excuse absentee voting!
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