Trump, A Presidency That Will Live in Infamy

From presidents past we have, “we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.” From presidents past we have, “the only thing we have to fear is fear...

Raising The Age is Just the Start

Raise the Age Hearing in Albany on February 6, 2017 Jurists, advocates, educators, and everyday New Yorkers testified at our "Raise the Age" Hearing earlier this year. We heard from witnesses possessing a...

We Shall Not Be Moved

  What do Albright, Einstein, and Estefan have in common? Less than a week into the Trump administration and we have been witness to an unprecedented torrent of self-centered, self-promoting, and...

We Shall Not Be Moved

  Coretta Scott King in 1964 Those who seek elevation to high office must meet high standards – on judgment, on fairness, and in upholding values at our nation's core. Values like tolerance,...

Recapture the Fierce Urgency of Now

The uptick in hate crimes, harassment, and even outright violence against people because of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion in the wake of Tuesday’s election result is deeply troubling....

Why Despair Is Not The Answer

Senator Hamilton marches with colleagues at Unity in the Community March. (L-R Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer,...

Yom Kippur & Remembrance

NYS Sen. Jesse Hamilton at the Western Wall At sunset Tuesday the holiest of the Jewish Holidays begins. Yom Kippur is the time for introspection, to look back at the past year trying to right our wrongs...

Rejecting Hate in Our Community

It is important to speak out against hate wherever, whenever, however it appears in our community. That is why I join those speaking out against an event to be held at the Brooklyn Commons this evening...