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26 Sep
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‘Year of the Woman’ Hits NY

The Year of the Woman candidate has arrived in New York for the 2010 cycle, with an unprecedented slate of 10 female hopefuls vying for legislative office on the Democratic side in a state known as politically progressive but lagging at the state level.

With help from EMILY’s List over the last few years, the state Senate Democrats now have 10 women competing in districts ranging from swing-county Suffolk in Long Island to more rural areas of upstate New York.

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“I think it is reflective of a larger pattern throughout the country,” said state Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), who is the recruitment chair for the political arm of the Senate Democrats. “Women in both parties throughout the country are looking at who’s in office and saying, ‘Oh hell, I can do better than that!'”

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10 Sep
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Liz Krueger’s Healthcare Update Newsletter

CLICK HERE: Healthcare Update – September 2010

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15 Aug
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Liz Krueger’s Albany Update – Summer 2010

CLICK HERE: Summer 2010 Albany Update Newsletter

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30 Jul
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Liz’s Free Events List for December 2010

Each month Senator Liz Krueger sends out a list of free events being held in and around the district. If you would like to receive an email copy of the list each month let us know – send your name, address and email address to liz@lizkrueger.com, with the subject “Free Events List.”

December 2010 Free Events

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29 Jul
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Budget Update: Liz Explains The Current State of The Budget

Senator Liz Krueger discusses the extraordinary session, and what is delaying the budget deal.

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29 Jul
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Health Alert: High Levels Of West Nile Virus Activity in NYC

The New York City Health Department has recently released information that they have detected West Nile Virus in several areas of New York City. The number of mosquitoes testing positive for the virus is unusually high at this point in the season.

“This summer it is especially important to take simple personal steps to reduce exposure to mosquitoes, especially for persons 50 years or older. The best way to reduce risk is to wear repellent outdoors in the evening, when mosquitoes are most active,” advised Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City Health Commissioner.

Some people experience only mild flu-like symptoms after contracting West Nile Virus, but the infection can cause meningitis or encephalitis, which can result in potentially fatal inflammation of the brain or spinal cord.

West Nile Virus is spread to mosquitoes, so to reduce the threat of exposure take the following steps:

– Use an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or products that contain the active ingredient IR3535.

– Make sure windows have screens.

If you think you have symptoms of West Nile Virus, see your doctor right away. The most common symptoms are headache, fever and extreme fatigue. For more information about West Nile Virus, and how to avoid it, visit the Health Department website at www.nyc.gov/health or call 311.

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28 Jul
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Liz Keeps Gus the Polar Bear Happy By Keeping Parks Open

Liz Krueger speaks on the Senate’s approval of legislation that clears the way for the reopening of New York State Parks.

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27 Jul
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Message from Liz: Celebrating 90 Years of Women Voting

This week, we celebrated the 90th anniversary of a great victory for women and a radical and hard fought win for American democracy: women’s suffrage — the right to VOTE!

Sitting here in 2010, it’s hard to imagine a time in American history during which women were not allowed to vote, especially as we watch women run for all levels of elected office. But as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of American women’s right to vote, we, as men and women, must ask ourselves if we are honoring the plight of so many who came before us and fought for this most fundamental right.  The sad reality is that in areas around the world, women and men are still denied the right to vote and to squander this right and responsibility is not only an affront to them but also to those who fought so hard to ensure we have these freedoms today.

Therefore, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage there’s clearly one thing to do: recommit yourselves to supporting the democratic process — vote and teach your children the lessons of our history and the importance of civic participation.

-Liz

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27 Jul
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Information on New Voting Systems

This year New York State will introduce a new voting system in which voters will mark their choices on a paper ballot using a pen or ballot marking device, and will insert their marked ballot into a scanner. To ensure that voters have an opportunity to learn how to vote using a paper ballot, the Board of Elections in the City of New York will be holding demonstrations to teach voters the new voting system. Below you can find the dates & locations of demonstrations given in the 26th District, or to find out more information please visit: http://www.votethenewwayny.com/en/default.aspx

Date: 29 Aug, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Organization: Big Apple Performing Arts
Location: Broadway, 47th to 57th Street, New York, NY 10036, Space #17 between 56th and 57th St.

Date: 31 Aug, 2010
Time: 1:15 PM
Organization: The Carter Burden Luncheon Club and Senior Program
Location: 351 East 74th street (between 1st and 2nd) New York, NY 10021

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27 Jul
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Liz Krueger’s Tips on Making 3-1-1 Work for YOU!

“311” is a free service available via phone (3-1-1) and the internet (www.nyc.gov/apps/311/) that offers access to government services. Through 3-1-1 you can obtain information, report a problem and request services.  To best utilize these services and ensure your requests and/or concerns are addressed, Senator Krueger suggests the following steps:

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