QUEENS, NY -- Senator James Sanders Jr. (D – Queens) expressed relief that the Supreme Court continues to understand college admission policies designed to produce a diverse student body are permissible under the Constitution. In fact, the Supreme Court reaffirmed its opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, that “the attainment of a diverse student body . . . is a constitutionally permissible goal for an institution of higher education.”
QUEENS, NY - Senator James Sanders Jr. (D – Queens) expressed shock and disbelief that the Supreme Court has struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act by invalidating a formula used to determine the states, towns and localities that must obtain approval, or preclearance, from the federal government for proposed changes to their voting laws and procedures. In a 5-4 decision led by the conservative justices, the Court has struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act.
The Council for Airport Opportunity is assisting with the recruitment of Port Authority of NY/NJ Police Officers. Prescreening sessions will take place on Monday, June 10, 2013, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, and Wednesday, June 12, 2013 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 90-04 161st Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 201, Jamaica, NY.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the loved ones of those lost and all those affected in this pointless act of violence. New Yorkers are no stranger to madness and this greater knowledge of depravity brings greater sympathy and understanding for those hurting. New Yorkers know that no amount of evil can break the resilient spirit of this strong nation.
“The struggle is my life.” – Nelson Mandela. To understand me, you must understand this quote. I have spent my life in the service of others, a service which I hold holy.
For more than ten years, it has been my distinct privilege to represent my neighbors in the New York City Council. Come next year, I don’t have to go home, but I do have to vacate the seat that I’ve held for so long. For all that we have accomplished together during this past decade, there is still so much more to achieve, so much more to build. Through our sweat and blood, we have cleared the brush aside, pulled up the old moorings, and laid a new foundation upon which future generations can build.
What else can we build together? How can we improve upon the foundations we’ve laid?
I truly believe that if we are to continue to grow and build on the work we’ve done, we need leadership in the New York State Senate who understands the sacrifices that we’ve made to get to this point; someone with knowledge of the realities on the ground, who has worked with the leadership here, and has the passion to push the ball forward.