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NYC Mayor Appoints Correction Board Members

October 31, 2014
By Amanda LoMonaco


New York, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed three new members to the Board of Correction: Steven M. Safyer, Jennifer Jones Austin, and Derrick D. Cephas. As members of the Board, they are tasked with establishing and ensuring compliance with minimum standards, regulating conditions of confinement, and correctional health and mental health care in all City correctional facilities.

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Schumer Endorses Todd Kaminsky for Assembly

October 29, 2014
By Stephanie West


Long Island, NY - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has endorsed former federal prosecutor Todd Kaminsky to represent New York’s 20th Assembly District in Long Island. “Todd Kaminsky is exactly the kind of talented, dedicated public servant we need in Albany,” Sen. Schumer said. “As a federal prosecutor, he proved himself to be a relentless defender of New Yorkers—successfully prosecuting scam artists, drug kingpins and corrupt government officials.

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Lack of Competition in 2014 Election Cycle

Ocober 31, 2014
By Bob Levine


New York, NY – The Citizens Union has released a white paper that shows the deepening effects of partisan gerrymandering in this year’s election cycle and supports Proposal 1 on November 4th.

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Schneiderman and Di Napoli Urge NYC to Vote for Democrats Nov. 4th

October 29, 2014
By Stephanie West


New York, NY As election day nears, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli are urging New Yorkers to vote for Democrats on November 4th.

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Durazo to Lead Hotel Workers on Immigration/Civil Rights

October 31, 2014
By Stephanie West


Los Angeles, CA – Maria Elena Durazo, recognized as one of the most influential labor leaders in the nation, will resign her position as the leader of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO to become a national officer of UNITE HERE, the hotel, casino and food service workers’ union. Durazo will serve as General Vice President on Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity for the union.

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Who Will Be the NYS Senate "Cappo Di Tutti Capi”

October 29, 2014
By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz


Bronx, NY - The windows are open and the bookies are taking bets for the political horse race to see which of the three State Senators – Dean Skelos, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, or Jeff Klein – will cross the finish line first and claim the prize as the “Cappo di tutti capi” of the New York State Senate.

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