Assemblymember O'Donnell joins Verizon employees in their recent strike.
Assemblymember O'Donnell holds the floor to acknowledge the victims of the Orlando massacre in June, calling on everyone to #StopTheHate
Assemblymember O'Donnell has regular internship opportunities available in both his Albany office and his District Office.
Assembly Member O'Donnell regularly engages with schools in the community, which he says is the most rewarding part of his position as member of the Education committee
Recently appointed Manhattan Regent Nan Mead is joined by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Assembly Education Chair Cathy Nolan, Assembly Higher Education Chair Deborah Glick, and Assembly Member O'Donnell at the signing of her oath of office. As a member of the Education committee, O'Donnell nominated Ms. Mead -- a public school parent who serves on Community Education Council 3 in O'Donnell's district.
Assemblymember O'Donnell converses with constituents at a Farmers Market in the district.
Assembly Member O'Donnell speaks at Corrections Hearing on oversight of New York State prisons in December 2015.
Corrections Committee Chair O'Donnell hosts a Corrections hearing in December 2015. This hearing led him to introduce a bill to create the Office of the Correctional Ombudsman to provide independent, transparent oversight of New York prisons.
Assemblymember O'Donnell addresses the audience at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center's Annual Gala.
Assemblymember O'Donnell attends the 2016 Budget Hearing regarding Elementary and Secondary Education in January 2016.
Assemblymember O'Donnell engages with the crowd at the 2016 NYC Pride Parade.
Assemblymember O'Donnell speaks at the 2016 Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Commencement Ceremony.
Assembly Member O'Donnell participates in the Columbus Amsterdam BID Family Days.
Assemblymember O'Donnell addresses the audience at Albany's AIDS/HIV rally on March 9, 2016 in the Well of the Legislative Office Building, bolstering support for the campaign to end AIDS by 2020.
District residents attend an informational meeting on Medicare and programs for seniors. ODonnell hosts regular community events including Quality of Life Forums, Health Service Days, and Legal Clinics for Tenants.
ODonnell presents certificates of recognition to district readers who participated in his Annual Community Reading Challenge. Local branch libraries host parties celebrating the readers efforts.
Alongside Assembly Education Committee Chair Catherine Nolan, ODonnell questions NYC Dept. of Education Administrators on efforts to assist English Language Learners. ODonnell is a member of the Assemblys Committee on Education.
Assembly Member ODonnell is working to preserve the unique and significant architecture of Morningside Heights. He has been a longtime proponent of a comprehensive Morningside Historic District.
On May 12th, 2009, ODonnell led the debate on the Marriage Equality Act. He is the prime sponsor of legislation that would allow same-sex couples to be issued marriage licenses.
Assembly Member ODonnell reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to children at Bloomingdale Family Program. The event was part of Jumpstarts Read for the Record, an international campaign to bring preschool children together with grownups to read the same book, on the same day, in communities all over the world. Jumpstart promotes reading aloud with preschool children as the groundwork for strong literacy skills and future success in school and in life. For more information, please visit the Read for the Record Web site.
Community members receive important health information at one of Assembly Member ODonnells regular Health Fairs.
ODonnell attends ribbon cutting of Harlem Piers Park at 132nd Street along the Hudson River with Community Board 9 Chair Patricia Jones, Deputy Mayor Robert Lieber, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, District Leader Martin Smith, Assembly Member Denny Farrell.
Assembly Member ODonnell questions Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis on the risks to New York Citys watershed if drilling for natural gas is allowed in the Marcellus Shale formation.