You Can Own a Home or Business – Sign up for Senator Sanders’ Financial Boot Camp

 

We are in the process of signing up residents for our Financial Bootcamp. You can own your own home or business! Sign up today. Call my office at 718-523-3069.
Kick your finances into gear with Senator Sanders’ FREE Financial Boot Camp. Do you want to own your own home or business but have bad credit or no credit? We can help. This once-in-a-lifetime program will give you all the tools you need to achieve your dream including learning how to repair or acquire credit, designing a budget and creating a plan for success – one that is specifically tailored to meet your needs with the help of expert one-on-one counseling. Classes will be held twice a week for four weeks. You must attend all sessions to successfully complete the training.

Are you interested?

Call Senator Sanders’ Office to RSVP 718-523-3069

In order to qualify for the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must Live in Senator Sanders’ District
  • Must Be interested in Pursuing Home / Business Ownership
  • Must Not Have Owned a Home in the Past
  • Must Not Be A Current Homeowner

*Seats are limited and qualifying applicants are chosen by lottery*

If you are not sure if you live in Senator Sanders’ District, click the link below and enter your address to determine your state elected representative.

https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator

Senator James Sanders Jr. and SEQ Officials to Host JFK Community Meeting

Join us for an important community meeting and learn how you can benefit from the $10 billion investment in JFK.

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) will host an important meeting to inform different members of the public how they can benefit from the $10 billion investment in JFK. The groups who will be specifically addressed are community residents, business owners, clergy and youth.

Senator Sanders will be joined by Senator Leroy Comrie and Assembly Members Michele Titus, Alicia Hyndman and Clyde Vanel.

The event will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.at August Martin High School, located at 156-10 Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11434.

For more information, call Senator Sanders’ District Office at 718-523-3069 or email sanders@nysenate.gov

U.S. Reps. Meeks, Meng, Maloney, Velasquez, and Jeffries Meet with USPS to Discuss NYC Postal Crisis

JAMAICA, NY—This week, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) and Congresswomen Grace Meng (NY-06) of Queens were joined by staff of U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Nydia Velazquez (NY-07), and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) in a meeting the Members requested with the United States Postal Service (USPS) about the ongoing postal crisis in Queens and Brooklyn.

 “This meeting was a productive first step, though it falls far short of a full and adequate resolution of the postal service crisis in Queens and Brooklyn. In our meeting, I was very candid about the shortcomings of USPS’ service in my district. I retold my constituents’ stories about delayed and non-delivered mail, lost packages, and mailbox manipulation,” Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) said. “Our constituents should never have to worry about the many postal service issues plaguing our boroughs. The postal service assured us it will hire additional staff—including letter carriers—to resolve delays and discrepancies in mail delivery; station USPS staff on phone lines to respond to comments and concerns from the public, and to ensure every postal matter is handled in a timely manner; and, retrofit 3,000 P.O. Boxes in Queens and Brooklyn to prevent ‘mail fishing. I’ll continue to hold USPS accountable as it attempts to fix outstanding mail issues in my district.”

 “Complaints about the Postal Service in my district have reached an all-time high,” said Congresswoman Meng (NY-06). “Problems are a regular occurrence and continue to grow. Throughout my district, constituents have complained about missing mail, untimely delivery, receiving wrong mail, packages not being picked up or delivered, and poor customer service at several post office branches. These constant problems are unacceptable. Queens residents are entitled to reliable and timely mail service. During this meeting, we made our complaints loud and clear, and Postal officials clearly heard about the problems impacting our constituents. It is imperative that the agency now follow through on its commitment to resolve these issues, and we will keep the pressure on until they do. I do want to commend the Postal Service for agreeing to my request to retrofit collection boxes in order to combat mail fishing. I look forward to these upgrades occurring soon.”

 “I’m pleased to work with my colleagues to address postal concerns facing Queens residents.  Changes in the way people use the post office has had a major impact, with many more packages and fewer letters.  What’s more, over the last decade, Western Queens and North Brooklyn has grown enormously, and the increased density has negatively impacted mail delivery service. I have written to the postal service repeatedly about the need for a new full-service post office in Dutch Kills, which would help ensure that residents and small businesses have reliable postal service, and my staff reiterated those concerns during the meeting,” Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) said. “I’m glad that USPS committed to hiring additional staff to help resolve recurring mail delivery problems, and we need to retrofit mail boxes to prevent theft. Consumers and businesses deserve reliable delivery service, and I will continue to work with USPS to help resolve these problems in Western Queens and North Brooklyn. I thank Congressman Meeks for hosting this important meeting.”

 “Mail service in America is a right. Every single one of my constituents deserves to receive mail regularly at their home, without delay. The non-delivery of mail, chronically late mail and other poor customer service issues that people may have experienced is absolutely unacceptable,” Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) stated.  “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the New York Delegation and the United States Postal Service to ensure that every New Yorker receives dependable service from the USPS.”

You Can Own a Home or Business – Sign up for Senator Sanders’ Financial Boot Camp

Kick your finances into gear with Senator Sanders’ FREE Financial Boot Camp. Do you want to own your own home or business but have bad credit or no credit? We can help. This once-in-a-lifetime program will give you all the tools you need to achieve your dream including learning how to repair or acquire credit, designing a budget and creating a plan for success – one that is specifically tailored to meet your needs with the help of expert one-on-one counseling. Classes will be held twice a week for four weeks. You must attend all sessions to successfully complete the training.

Are you interested?

Stop by Senator Sanders’ District Office and fill out an application. This must be done in person.

We are located at 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park, NY 11436.

In order to qualify for the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must Live in Senator Sanders’ District
  • Must Be interested in Pursuing Home / Business Ownership
  • Must Not Have Owned a Home in the Past
  • Must Not Be A Current Homeowner

*Seats are limited and qualifying applicants are chosen by lottery*

If you are not sure if you live in Senator Sanders’ District, click the link below and enter your address to determine your state elected representative.

https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator

For more information, call Senator Sanders’ District Office at 718-523-3069.

Pheffer Amato Introduces Albany Legislative Session Intern Calls Michael Matteo “The Best and the Brightest”

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato announced today her NYS Assembly Session Intern, Michael Matteo, who will be working out of her Albany Legislative Office for the 2018 Session.

Matteo, a Staten Island native, and senior at Baruch College majoring in Public Affairs with a minor in Law & Public Policy, started the Assembly Internship program with previous legislative experience. Matteo has aspirations to attend law school in the near future, and has an interest in sports and gambling law.

Formerly, Matteo, was an intern for Councilman Donovan Richards in his Manhattan Legislative Office. Matteo has gained an impressive amount of aptitude and facility with the legislative process through his experience interning in the city council and currently is helping with bill research, drafting of memos and even coordinating Albany scheduling within the Assemblywoman’s Office.

“Michael knows all about living in an area that is tolled heavily and is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy- so it’s a perfect fit!” said Pheffer Amato. “”The Assembly Internship program is amazing and teaches our students such valuable life lessons. Michael jumped right in, and has made my second legislative session more navigable and more powerful-I cannot wait to see him succeed in all of his future endeavors.”