​Albany, NY – The Center for Disease Control reports that an astonishing 25 million Americans are rape survivors-a population nearly equal to the state of Texas. Unfortunately, 70% of survivors of sexual assault do not report their rape or press charges, largely due to red tape and the stigma of having been victimized. However, a group of conscientious Senators is advocating the need for change in New York State. Senator Terrence Murphy recently joined with Senators Kemp Hannon, Sue Serino, Elaine Phillips, Carl Marcellino, and Chris Jacobs to call on Governor Andrew Cuomo to immediately sign a crucial bill protecting the rights and well-being of sexual assault survivors. Enactment of the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights (S8977) will be crucial in ensuring the compassionate and sensitive delivery of services so that survivors know about the tools available to help them both immediately after an assault, as well as during the criminal process.

The bill is based on the federal Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act, which was passed by Congress in 2016 and signed by President Obama. The measure will better inform sexual assault survivors of their various rights to fair and sensitive treatment during the investigation of their crime. It also details the right of survivors to consult with and be accompanied by a victim assistance organization during physical exams and interrogations; receive preventive treatment for HIV, and be notified about the results of their sexual assault evidence kit and the status of their case.

“Sexual assault is a violent, life-changing crime. This bill includes protections for survivors of sexual assault that should be enacted without further delay,” said Senator Murphy. “Notifying victims of their legal rights will help ensure survivors are aware of the services available to them and provided with the information they need to navigate complicated medical and criminal justice systems.”

Senator Hannon, Chair of the Senate Health Committee commented, “Enactment of my Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights legislation will make New York a leader in protecting survivors. According to Endthebacklog.org, New York would be the third state in the nation to enact all parts of the comprehensive reform being called for to ensure that survivors receive the support and resources they need after an assault. The Bill of Rights needs to be signed now.”

“This important legislation would ensure all sexual assault survivors are treated with respect and dignity while working with law enforcement officials and are aware of services available to them following an assault,” stated Senator Phillips. “I was proud to support this measure when it came before the Senate and ask the Governor to sign the bill, which was unanimously passed by both houses of the State Legislature, into law now.”

Senator Serino said, “No one should ever have to suffer in silence. The Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights is a critical tool that we know will empower survivors and could potentially help take abusers off the streets. With everything going on today to help raise awareness and encourage victims to speak out, this bill should be signed into law as soon as possible and I encourage the Governor to make it an immediate priority.”

“The Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights must be signed immediately by Governor Cuomo to make sure survivors know their rights and have access to information they need as they pursue justice, said Senator Marcellino. “Helping survivors should not wait another day. Let’s build on the critical bipartisan work we’ve done and show that New York is a true leader in protecting, advocating, and bringing resources and justice to sexual assault survivors.”

Senator Jacobs added, “In too many cases, victims of sexual assault have waited too long for justice and have suffered more because of gaps in the service delivery system. The provisions of the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights will ensure better treatment services and greater protections of evidence critical to successful prosecutions. This bill should be signed by the Governor immediately.”

While the bill was unanimously passed by both houses in June, legislative protocols require the Assembly to provide this bill to the Governor for his signature, which has not yet been done despite the compelling need. The Senators are joining sexual assault survivor advocates including Amanda Nguyen, President and Founder of Rise, in urging the bill’s immediate enactment to reduce any other potential delays.

A sexual assault survivor, Nguyen was raped in 2014 and submitted evidence of the crime to the state of Massachusetts through a rape kit. Soon after, she was notified by the state that the kit could be destroyed in as little as six months unless she filed an extension. Fearful that her evidence would be destroyed, Nguyen had to track down her kit every six months through a labyrinth of red tape and file an extension. Through her ordeals, Nguyen became determined to see that women would not be further traumatized as they sought seeking justice.

The Bill of Rights was one of several successful priorities advocated for by the Senate this year and already enacted. It began with a bipartisan press conference and legislative push in February to pass a package of measures that were later incorporated into the 2018-19 state budget. The budget included new requirements to ensure untested rape kits are stored for 20 years, and that rape survivors are not subjected to any payments for a rape examination or hospital visit. Additionally, it advocated funding increases to support Rape Crisis Centers to train more sexual assault forensic examiners; created a new initiative that establishes a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) telehealth pilot program to make sure all hospitals have the supports they need to best care for survivors, and created new penalties for the act of sexual coercion, or “sextortion,” to prevent sex-related crimes and protect victims from extortion.

Senator Murphy said, “Sexual assault victims should not be re-victimized by being told they have pay for their own exams. We have seen an increase in the number of women being preyed upon through sexual extortion. Through this legislation, we have the means to bring perpetrators of this despicable act to justice. Also, by tracking and monitoring rape kits for 20 years, we can help preserve crucial evidence that can help bring a criminal to justice and give victims a measure of peace.”

Albany, NY – The surprise announcement in January 2017 that the Indian Point nuclear power plant would close by 2021 came as a shock to local communities, which suddenly found themselves worrying about their mortgages, their jobs, and whether their local schools would stay open. The Hendrick Hudson School District, which serves nearly 2,500 students, derives about a third of its annual budget-or $24 million-from Indian Point. Because of the plant’s closure, the school district will lose tens of millions in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) revenue that they currently receive from Indian Point.

Knowing something needed to be done to protect local taxpayers from future financial hardship, Senator Murphy sponsored Senate Bill 7054, which would allow the State Education Department to treat the cost of two capital improvement projects as being valid financial obligations to the Hendrick Hudson Central School District.

“This bill is of critical importance to the Hendrick Hudson Central School District as they prepare for the impending closure of the Indian Point nuclear facility,” said Senator Murphy. “Due to this impending financial hardship, it is critical that the Hendrick Hudson Central School District receive their full building aid for these projects.”

Hendrick Hudson School District Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter stated, “The school district’s Entergy PILOT accounts for thirty percent of our total revenue. Without increased aid, additional funding and special legislation, our children, staff and taxpayers will pay the consequences of reduced programs, widespread layoffs, monumental tax increases and the threat of plummeting property values. Not only do we need such measures by the time Entergy closes Indian Point, we also need to begin these deliberations in short order.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed the bill last year saying, “Each of these bills would authorize, outside of the State Budget process, payment of State education aid above the amounts calculated and previously agreed to under current law. These bills would extend or forgive payback of State building aid payments for the Newburgh City School District, the Panama Central School District, and the Hendrick Hudson Central School District, even though these three districts failed to meet long-standing statutory requirements of aid eligibility.”

Referring specifically to the Hendrick Hudson School District, Cuomo wrote: “The Hendrick Hudson Central School District is seeking forgiveness of certain building aid penalties. The District was granted authority to establish a special tax stabilization reserve fund as part of the 2017-18 State budget to help ease future changes to the District’s established tax base. Further, I’ve established a Task Force to address the impact of Indian Point nuclear power plant’s closure, and have included an education representative from my office on that Task Force. I’m acutely concerned with the long-term financial viability of this community after Indian Point closes, and will continue to work with local leaders and state legislators to find ways to address the needs of the school district and community, including through State budget negotiations.”

As a vital first step to help the community contend with the closure of Indian Point, in April 2018 Senator Terrence Murphy led a bipartisan coalition of state, county, and local officials in announcing that $24 million in state funds had been allocated in aid to the New York State Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program.

Mahopac, NY – Former shipmates hugged one another in recognition, a spry World War II pilot tipped his vintage leather cap at passersby, and tough-as-nails former Marines teased each other’s ability to still fit into their uniforms. Memories, past and present – as well as the delicious menu – are just some of the reasons veterans flock to the annual Veterans Chow Down at the Putnam County Golf Course.

The free dinner, co-hosted by Senator Terrence Murphy, Senator Sue Serino, and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, honors the men and women who served in our armed forces. Presented by the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency and PFC. Joseph Dwyer Vet2Vet Program, attracts over 500 veterans and their guests each year.

Senator Murphy said, “This is what being a public servant is all about – recognizing the great job our veterans have done protecting our freedom. We need to roll out the red carpet for our veterans and treat them with the respect and reverence they deserve. It’s exciting to see old comrades get together and for them to build new relationships as well. It’s a pleasure to be a part of such a heartwarming experience.”

“The annual Chow Down brings together our area veterans to not only show our appreciation for those who served and their families, but to connect them with important local resources,” said Senator Serino. “These events are an opportunity to remind our veterans that they have an incredibly grateful community behind them always and I thank the many volunteers who come together every year to make it happen.”

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell said, “Serving those men and women who have served for us is what the Chow Down is all about. It is our way of giving thanks to our Veterans and showing them that we appreciate the sacrifice they made to defend the freedoms that we enjoy. I’m proud to be able to host this incredible event with Senator Murphy and Senator Serino. We appreciate the work that the Vet2Vet program and Putnam Veterans Service Agency did in organizing the event as well as the efforts of all the volunteers who came to assist us. I want to give a special thanks to the Gold Star Mothers, Carmel Knights of Columbus and local Boy and Girl Scouts for helping with the event.”

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“We are all grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made for our country. We can never do enough to thank them, but the Chow Down gives us a great opportunity to recognize their accomplishments in uniform and in their communities,” stated Assemblyman Kevin Byrne. “The Chow Down also gives veterans the opportunity to link up with valuable services. I look forward to seeing this program expand throughout the state.”

An accomplished bagpiper, Assemblyman Byrne opened this year’s show playing a medley of patriotic tunes. John Bourges, Program Coordinator for the Dwyer Vet2Vet Program of Putnam County, welcomed the crowd and introduced Karl Rohde, Director of the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency, who served as Master of Ceremonies. Rabbi Andre Makek provided the Invocation for the 11:00 a.m. seating, and Fr. Adolphus Muoghlu gave the invocation at the 2:00 p.m. lunch. Kevin Cooke, a veteran of the Iraq War, led the Pledge of Allegiance for first lunch, while Joseph “Rocky” Colavito, Chairman for the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council did the honors for the second lunch. Vietnam veteran Robert Ferguson, a member of the New York Riders, and Art Hanley, Deputy Director for the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency, shared the reading recognizing the Missing Man Table.

This year’s program included a lively performance by a quartet of singers from the USO who paid tribute to popular music from the World War II era, the sensational 60s and beyond. Displays set up by the American Veterans Historical Museum reminded veterans and visitors of the glories and sacrifices made by military personnel in times of war and peace.

Many local elected officials and public servants were on hand to pay their respects to the veterans, including Putnam County Legislators Toni Addonizio, Amy Sayegh, Joseph Castellano, Barbara Scuccimarra and Neal Sullivan, Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt, Anthony Scannapieco, Republican Commissioner for the Putnam County Board of Elections, and Julia Killian, candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Vet to Vet Support Program assists veterans by reducing or eliminating the negative impact that trauma-related symptoms have on social, occupational and family functioning. Rockland County is one of fifteen New York State counties participating in the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Program to provide Vet to Vet support.

Mt. Kisco, NY – October 31st was a spooktacular day at the Fox Senior Center as its members celebrated Halloween and recognized 50 October birthdays. Senator Terrence Murphy was on hand to congratulate the seniors and joined them in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

“It’s always great to come to the center and see the seniors having such a good time together,” said Senator Murphy. “The center is always full. Liz Dieter and her staff do a great job planning the activities, scheduling informative classes, and throwing parties like this one. If you’re a senior in Mount Kisco, this is the place to be.”

Among the many seniors celebrating their birthdays at the center were Jean Foisey, Nadia Forero, Betty Hunter, Theresa Rega, Dee Roider, and Theresa Sacchetti. One of the celebrants, 94-year-old Luisa Fatibene, thanked everyone in Italian.

“I’ve been coming here for many years,” said Betty Hunter. “My family at the senior center is my life.”

Nadia Forero added, “Dancing has kept me young, and I can dance to my heart’s content at the center. I’m very grateful that the Fox Senior Center is here for all of us to enjoy.”

The seniors were clad for the occasion. A nun, a farmer, good and bad witches, a flapper, Snow White, and Raggedy Ann were among the many creative costumes. The staff joined in the fun as well, dressing up as elves.

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Local elected officials showed that they could dress up as well. Assemblyman David Buchwald made a dapper Phantom of the Opera; Mount Kisco Mayor Gina Picinich went against her congenial image as the evil witch from the movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”; Deputy Mayor and Trustee Jean Farber made a perfect angel, and Trustee Karen Schleimer impressed as a duchess. The Fox Senior Center is the home of the Mount Kisco Senior Recreation Group and the Mount Kisco Senior Nutrition Program.

The Center provides a wide variety of intellectual and recreational opportunities, including wellness and exercise classes, workshops, health screenings, computer classes, cultural arts celebrations, and intergenerational partnerships.

VALHALLA, NY – When called as a witness for defendant Joseph Percoco during his corruption trial of February this year, State Senate candidate Peter Harckham admitted under oath he had tried to obtain employment for Percoco’s wife as a teacher on four occasions.

“Peter Harckham bent over backwards to help his political kingpin, who it turns out, was on the take,” Martha Ruiz Jiménez, the spokesperson for the Committee to Elect Terrence Murphy said. “He will say and do anything to hide the fact that he was an eye witness to the pervasive corruption and fraud that as Preet Bharara said, ‘infected state development projects’, where bids ‘were rigged, the results preordained; companies got rich and the public got bamboozled’.”

Harckham told prosecutors he met Percoco in 2002, while he was serving as the Chairman of the Bedford Democratic Committee, when Percoco was managing the Andrew Cuomo’s gubernatorial bid. Harckham later moved to South Salem, where Percoco would purchase a house less than a half-mile down the road from Harckham in 2011.

“Joe first called me and said he was looking up in that area, and I offered to be a resource if he needed help,” Harckham said on the witness stand. “And then a while later, I got a call that they had bought a house in South Salem and his wife Lisa was looking for a teaching job closer to their new home, and did I have some connections that I could help introduce them to.”

Harckham admitted that in 2012, he introduced Percoco to the superintendents of the Katonah-Lewisboro school district, where his ex-wife served on the school board, and the Bedford Central School District. “Welcome to the ‘hood,” Harckham wrote in an e-mail. “You can forward your wife’s e-mail to me at this address. I will hand-deliver to the superintendent, Paul Kreitzer (sic), and then put the two of you in touch.”

Throughout the summer of 2012, e-mails show that Harckham went above and beyond to push the school districts to hire Mrs. Percoco. He first attempted to get her “integrated” as a substitute in the Katonah-Lewisboro and Bedford School Districts. The Bedford superintendent at the time, Jere Hochman, was hired by Governor Andrew Cuomo as his top education aide, not long after Harckham joined the administration in 2014.

While waiting for these efforts to bear fruit, Harckham also made overtures to the Somers School District on Percoco’s behalf, and asked a colleague to pressure the Yorktown School Superintendent to hire Mrs. Percoco, although that legislator did not know the new superintendent personally.

Upon cross-examination, it was noted that Harckham served as the spokesperson and representative for the Governor during his 2014 re-election campaign, which Percoco also managed. Harckham was subsequently hired to work as Assistant Director of Community Renewal at the Department of Housing and Community Renewal, although his paychecks were signed by the Housing Finance Trust Corporation, an unrelated public authority.
The Office of Community Renewal, along with COR Development, and Conifer, the developer of the 54 Hunts Place project in Chappaqua, were all subpoenaed by the U.S. Attorney during the Percoco investigation.

During the trial, it came to light that Percoco had been conducting campaign business out of the Governor’s state government office, using a government phone line, where numerous calls were placed to Harckham. Shortly after the campaign ended, it was announced that Mr. Percoco was returning to the Governor’s office in an official capacity.

Steven Aiello Jr., a fellow aide on the Cuomo 2014 campaign, also landed in the Office of Community Renewal alongside Harckham. His father, a principal of COR Development, was one of Percoco’s co-defendants at the trial.

Percoco was paid $35,000 in bribes by COR, in exchange for taking official action to reverse adverse decisions by Empire State Development, free up a backlog of more than $14 million in State funds that had already been awarded to COR, and to secure a substantial pay raise for Aiello Jr, who worked for Harckham in the Office of Community Renewal.

This money went to pay for the Percoco home, less than a block away from the Harckham bungalow. COR Development is the one of the biggest all-time donors to the Cuomo campaign.

“Peter Harckham has so many intimate connections to entities involved in or convicted of the Percoco pay-to-play that it is nearly impossible to keep track of,” Ruiz Jiménez said. “He worked to obtain special favors for them and it seems was also the beneficiary of such favors himself. Wouldn’t we all love to have a neighbor like that?”

A foil request by the Murphy campaign in July, requesting documents to further investigate Mr. Harckham’s connections to the web of corruption, has yet to be fulfilled.  In fact, the Governor’s office says it may not realease the requested documentation until April of 2019.

VALHALLA, NY – It’s been said that good things come in three. That’s certainly true of Senator Terrence Murphy’s Annual Veterans Pancake Breakfast. Despite a dire, rainy forecast promising 40-mile an hour winds, more than 100 veterans and their guests attended Senator Murphy’s third annual breakfast held at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center on October 27th.

“This is a day that’s always very special for me. It allows us to give back to our veterans. They deserve all the recognition and honor they can get,” said Senator Murphy. “I don’t know where the wheels fell off the bus when it comes to veterans. When they come home we should all say ‘thank you for your service,’ and ‘what can we do to protect you?’ That’s the level of treatment and respect all veterans should get from their fellow Americans.”

“One day each year is not enough for honoring veterans. Veterans deserve to be honored and recognized for their sacrifices every single day,” said Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi. “This is an opportunity to say thank you, and we’re proud of you for your service.”

Senator Murphy co-sponsored the event with the Town of Mt. Pleasant and The Thornwood Lions. Many of the town’s local elected and appointed officials attended, including Town Justice Mark Rubeo, Councilwoman Laurie Rogers Smalley, Councilman Nicholas DiPaolo, Councilman Anthony Amiano, and Town Clerk Patricia Scova.

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Annamarie Sant sang an inspiring version of “God Bless America,” and Valhalla High School senior Maddie Manfredi performed “God Bless America.” Additional entertainment was provided by the Westlake High School Blenders. Among the service organizations on hand were United for the Troops, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and the Hudson Valley Honor Flight. The local Girl Scout Troop made sure each veteran walked away with a smile, providing free cookies.

Senator Murphy continues to be an advocate for veterans. He passed legislation to get the Vietnam Veterans of America officially recognized as a benevolent order in New York State; provided $185,000 in funding for the Dwyer Vet2VET Program of Westchester County; passed a law to create a check box on tax forms for taxpayers to donate to New veterans homes, and helped pass buyback legislation that allows veterans to buy back service time on their pensions.

Yorktown, NY – One of Yorktown’s busiest thoroughfares is getting a facelift, courtesy of a $250,000 grant driven home by Senator Terrence Murphy. Presently, Quinlan Street is a bumpy ride with sections of rough road. A mile and a half Quinlan Street will soon be repaved, giving it a smooth, safer surface.

Standing at the intersection of Quinlan Street and Louella Street amidst busy mid-day traffic, Senator Murphy recently presented Yorktown Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli with a check to fund Quinlan Street’s new look.

“Investing in our infrastructure means more jobs, a more vibrant economy, and protects our home values,” said Senator Murphy. “Quinlan Street is a major artery that runs from Guiding Eyes for the Blind to the Jefferson Valley Mall. We’re here today to make a lot of people in Yorktown happy with the news that driving down Quinlan Street is going to feel a whole lot better. At the end of the day, it’s not just what we do for the people of Yorktown to improve their quality of life; it’s what we do for everyone in the 40th Senate District.”

Superintendent Paganelli stated, “Senator Murphy always comes through for the people of Yorktown. He put a new traffic light between Route 129 and Route 118. During last year’s nor’easters, he was out with me accessing the needs of our department, as well as finding ways to help the community. And Senator Murphy is bipartisan – he works with everyone because he wants to do what’s right for his constituents.”

​Valhalla, NY – There were a lot of bright smiles recently when Senator Terrence Murphy presented Ronnie Myers, DDS, Dean and Professor of Dental Medicine, Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York College with a check for $1.5 million. Joining in celebration with Dean Meyers was Dean Robert Amler, M.D., M.B.A., Vice President of Government Affairs for New York Medical College, as well as a group of Touro’s first-year students.

“Touro College is the first new dental school in New York in 50 years. I’m proud to partner with them to help train the next generation of dentists,” said Senator Murphy. “The college has services for families, special needs children, and has opened its doors to veterans. There are students here not just from New York, but also from around the world. Touro College is the epitome of what working together is all about.”

Dr. Meyer said, “We’re passionate about educating dentists and providing them with the latest tools and equipment. This money will go a long way in helping us continue our mission of providing excellent dental care to people in the Hudson Valley.”

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College incorporates the hallmarks of a high-quality education with a focus on public health and serving the local community – and is aimed at graduating expertly trained, compassionate dentists, equipped to practice in the 21st century. Touro Dental Health, a teaching practice of the Touro College of Dental Medicine, provides excellent, affordable dental care services to the public. Touro Dental Health has 81 dental treatment stations, and features the most advanced dental technologies available, including digital impressions, digital treatment planning, 3D imaging, implant surgery, and endodontic microscopy, allowing patients to benefit from greater precision, comfort, and efficiency during treatment.

Peekskill, NY – There were 1,038 hate crimes in the nation’s 10 largest cities in 2017 – the highest in more than a decade. The number of reported rape victims nationally nearly reached 100,000, with 6,324 cases in New York. Local statistics are equally grim, pointing out the need to further advocacy, education, and the raising of public awareness. To help former victims of crime and violence reclaim their lives, Senator Terrence Murphy recently secured a $10,000 grant to fund programs provided by Victims Assistance Services (VAS), a part of Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc., (WestCOP),

Senator Murphy said, “Victims Assistance Services is a leader in lessening the stigma of victimization. They provide compassionate services to crime victims and their families, giving them the tools they need to progress, and have been tireless in working to shape public policy and cultural change.”

Karel R. Amaranth, MPH, MA, Director of Victims Assistance Services/Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. stated, “The staff of Victims Assistance Services and leadership of WestCOP are very grateful to Senator Murphy for his continued support of our services to victims of crime, especially in the northern areas of Westchester County. Support from Senator Murphy has provided furnishings and equipment for our new Peekskill office at One Park Plaza, training for our staff and outreach supplies to assure that the community is aware of our free comprehensive services which include assistance with New York State Office for Victims of Crime compensation, counseling, court accompaniment, information and referrals, advocacy for children and families at the Child Advocacy Center and trauma-focused therapy. Senator Murphy’s commitment to our services is helping our staff help victims of all crimes to access the expert, sensitive and comprehensive care that they deserve to heal.”

WestCOP is a multi-purpose social service company that has operated community programs combating poverty and its adverse effects in the Hudson Valley for over 50 years. VAS provides free, comprehensive and compassionate services to crime victims and their families, friends and loved ones. VAS also works to end violence through community action, public policy, culture change, and through prevention education programs in schools and in other community venues.

In addition to the Peekskill office, there are Victims Assistance Services offices in Elmsford, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and White Plains. The organization has staff in the White Plains Court House at the Family Justice Center as well as Child Protection Services in the Department of Social Services. They provide access to a Rape Crisis Helpline (914-345-9111) twenty-four hours a day seven days a week for victims of sexual assault, harassment, stalking and trafficking as well as information and referrals for all victims.

NEW YORK, NY – Another major law enforcement group has announced its enorsement of State Senator Terrence Murphy.  The New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association represents nearly 24,000 members of the New York Police Department.  This past year the NYC PBA has been very vocal against the number of cop killers who were released on parole by the New York State Parole Board.
State Senator Terrence Murphy said, “It is an honor to have the support of some of New York’s finest.  I have been a loud and proud supporter of the men and women of law enforcement who protect our communities and families.”
In response to the release of Herman Bell, Senator Murphy has authored legislation to ensure cop killers do not qualify for parole.  He also sponsored the Community Heroes Protection Act which would make attacking any first responder a hate crime.  In addition, Senator Murphy has supported legislation to streamline healthcare for 9/11 workers and secured $250,000 to provide free thyroid cancer screenings for 9/11 workers.
Patrick Lynch, President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York said, “Senator Murphy’s commitment to addressing the issues affecting New York City police officers is well recognized, and it will be an honor to have him representing our members in the Senate.  We look forward to working with him towards our shared goal of a stronger, safer New York.”


Thew NYC PBA joins a prominent list of organizations and unions which have endorsed State Senator Terrence Murphy’s reelection bid including:
  • Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO
    • Ardsley Police PBA
    • Beacon Police PBA
    • Bedford Police PBA
    • Briarcliff Manor Police PBA
    • Bronxville Police PBA
    • Croton-On-Hudson Police PBA
    • Dobbs Ferry Police PBA
    • Eastchester Police PBA
    • Eastchester Police SOA
    • Elmsford Police PBA
    • Greenburgh Police PBA
    • Harrison Police PBA
    • Hastings-On-Hudson Police PBA
    • Irvington Police PBA
    • Larchmont Police PBA
    • Lewisboro Town Police PBA
    • Mamaroneck Town Police PBA
    • Mamaroneck Village Police PBA
    • Mount Kisco Police PBA
    • Mount Pleasant Police PBA
    • Mount Vernon Police PBA
    • MTA Police PBA
    • New Castle Police PBA
    • New Rochelle Police PBA
    • New Rochelle Police SOA
    • New York State Troopers PBA
    • New York State Park Police
    • New York State University Police
    • North Castle Police PBA
    • Ossining Village Police PBA
    • Peekskill Police PBA
    • Pelham Manor Police PBA
    • Pelham Police PBA
    • Pleasantville Police PBA
    • Port Chester Police PBA
    • Poughkeepsie Police PBA
    • Rye Brook Police PBA
    • Rye City Police PBA
    • Scarsdale Police PBA
    • Sleepy Hollow Police PBA
    • Tarrytown Police PBA
    • Tuckahoe Police PBA
    • Warwick Police PBA
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    • AFSCME District Council 35
    • New York City District Council of Municipal Local Unions, District Council 37
    • New York County and Municipal Employees, District Council 66
    • New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union, District Council 82
    • Community and Social Agency Employees, District Council 1707
  • Asbestos Workers Local 91
  • Boilermakers Local 5
  • Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Local 5
  • Bridge & Structural Steel Painters Local 806
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of New York State AFL-CIO
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO
  • Civil Service Employees Association of New York State Local 1000
  • Civil Service Employees Association of Westchester County Local 9200
  • Council of Administrators & Supervisors
  • Detectives Endowment Association
  • Elevator Constructors Local 1
  • Empire State Supervisors & Administrators Association
  • Fire Marshal Benevolent Association of Nassau County
  • Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO
    • LiUNA Laborers’ Local 17
    • IEUC Elevator Constructors Local 138
    • IUOE Upstate New York Operating Engineers Local 158
    • LiUNA Cement Masons Local 262
    • Carpenters Local 279
    • Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 373
    • Teamsters Local 445
    • Millwrights Local 1163
  • IAFF Local 2956 Lake Mohegan Professional Firefighters
  • IAFF Local 2343 Peekskill Professional Firefighters
  • IAFF Local 628 Yonkers Fire
  • IBEW Electrical Workers Local 3
  • IBEW Electrical Workers Local 363
  • Iron Workers Local 40
  • Iron Workers Local 417
  • Ironworkers Local 197 Derrickmen and Riggers
  • IUOE Operating Engineers Local 137
  • IUOE Operating Engineers Local 15
  • IUOE Operating Engineers Local 30
  • IUPAT Local 262 Operative Plaster
  • IUPAT Local 7 Title, Marble & Terrazzo
  • IUPAT Local 8A-28A Metal Polishers
  • IUPAT Local Union 1087 Glaziers
  • IUPAT Painters District Council 9
  • LiUNA Local 235 Building Laborers’
  • LiUNA Local 60 Road Laborers’
  • LiUNA Local 669 Road Sprinkler Fitters
  • Mason Tenders District Council Of Greater New York & Long Island
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46
  • MTA Police Benevolent Association
  • Nassau County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association Inc.
  • Nassau County Police Medic Association Inc.
  • Nassau County Sheriff’s Correction Officers Benevolent Association
  • New England Regional Council of Carpenters
  • New York City Uniformed Fire Officers Local 854 AFL-CIO
  • New York League of Conservation Voters
  • New York State AFL-CIO
  • New York State Building and Construction Trades Council
    • Binghamton/Oneonta Building & Trades Council
    • Buffalo Building & Trades Council
    • Batvia Building & Trades Council
    • Southern Tier Building & Trades Council
    • Finger Lakes Buiding & Trades Council
    • Greater New York City Building & Trades Council
    • Tompkins-Cortland Building & Trades Council
    • Central & Northern NY Building & Trades Council
    • Nassaul/Suffolk Building & Trades Council
    • Niagra County Building & Trades Council
    • Plattsburgh Buiding & Trades Council
    • Rochester Building & Trades Council
    • Rockland County Buiding & Trades Council
    • Southwestern Building & Trades Council
    • Greater Capital Regional Building & Trades Council
    • Westchester Building & Trades Council
    • Hudson Valley Building & Trades Council
  • New York State Conference of the International Union of Operating Engineers
  • New York State Laborers’ Union
    • Blasters, Drill Runners and Miners Local Union 29
    • Concrete Workers District Council 16
      • Cement and Concrete Workers Local Union 6-A
      • Cement and Concrete Workers Local Union 18-A
      • Cement and Concrete Workers Local Union 20
    • Mason Tenders District Council Of Greater New York & Long Island
      • LiUNA General Building Laborers’ Local 66
      • LiUNA Construction & General Building Laborers’ Local 79
      • LiUNA Asbestos Lead and Hazardous Waste Laborers’ Local 78
      • LiUNA Waste Material, Recycling & General Industrial Laborers’ Local 108
      • Lay Faculty Association Local 1261
    • LiUNA Building Concrete, Excavation and Common Laborers’ Local Union 731
    • LiUNA Pavers & Roadbuilders District Council Laborers’ Local Union 101
  • New York State Nurses Association
  • New York State Pipe Trades Association
  • New York State Public Employees Federation
  • New York State Troopers PBA
  • Painters District Council 9
  • Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
  • PBA of NYS
    • New York State Environmental Conservation Police Officers PBA
    • New York State Environmental Conservation Police Lieutenants Benevolent Association
    • New York State Environmental Conservation Police Superior Officers Association
    • New York State Forest Rangers PBA
    • New York State Forest Rangers Lieutenants Benevolent Association
    • New York State Forest Rangers Superior Officers Association
    • New York State Park Police Officers PBA
    • New York State Park Police Sergeants Benevolent Association
    • New York State Park Police Superior Officers Association
    • New York State University Police Lieutenants Benevolent Association
    • New York State University Police Officers PBA
  • Police Association of NYS (NYSAPBA)
    • Amityville PBA
    • East Hampton Town PBA
    • East Hampton Village PBA
    • Floral Park PBA
    • Freeport PBA
    • Glen Cove PBA
    • Great Neck Estates PBA
    • Hempstead PBA
    • Kings Point PBA
    • Lake Success PBA
    • Long Beach PBA
    • Lynbrook PBA
    • Malverne PBA
    • MTA PBA
    • Nassau County Detectives’ Association
    • Nassau County PBA
    • Nassau County Superior Officers’ Association
    • NYC Captains’ Endowment Association
    • NYC District Attorneys Detective Investigators’ Association
    • NYC Detectives’ Endowment Association
    • NYC Lieutenants’ Benevolent Association
    • NYC Retired Transit Police Association
    • NYC Sergeants’ Benevolent Association
    • NYS Park Police PBA
    • Old Brookville PBA
    • Old Westbury PBA
    • PBA of NYS – Environmental Conservation Police
    • PBA of NYS – Forest Rangers
    • PBA of NYS – Park Police
    • PBA of NYS – University (SUNY) Police
    • Port Authority PBA
    • Port Authority Police Detectives’ Endowment Association
    • Port Authority Police Lieutenants’ Benevolent Association
    • Port Authority Police Sergeants’ Benevolent Association
    • Port Washington PBA
    • Quogue Village
    • Retired Police Association of New York State
    • Riverhead PBA
    • Rockville Centre PBA
    • Sands Point PBA
    • Southampton Town PBA
    • Southampton Village PBA
    • Suffolk County Detectives’ Association
    • Suffolk County Detective Investigators’ PBA
    • Suffolk County Police Conference
    • Suffolk County Superior Officers’ Association
    • Waterfront Commission PBA
  • Police Conference of New York
  • SEIU Local 200 United
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 137
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 38 JATC
  • Suffolk County Correction Officers Association
  • Supreme Court Officers Association
  • Teamsters Joint Council 16
  • Teamsters Local 456
  • Teamsters Local 813
  • Teamsters Local 81
  • UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 21
  • UBCJA Millwright & Machinery Erectors Local Union 740
  • UBCJA Local 1456 Dockbuilders
  • UBCJA Local 2287 Resilient Floor Coverers
  • UFA of Greater New York (FDNY) Local 94 IAFF
  • Uniformed EMS Officers Union, Local 3621 – FDNY
  • Uniformed EMT’s, Paramedics and Inspectors Local 2507 FDNY
  • Uniformed Fire Alarm Dispatchers Benevolent Association FDNY
  • United Cement Union Local 780
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 8
  • Utility Workers of America Local 1-2
  • Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association
  • Westchester County Correction Superior Officers Benevolent Association
  • Westchester County PBA
  • Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO
  • Yonkers PBA
  • Yonkers’ Uniformed Fire Officers