Sandy visited the Bronx Veterans Court with members of the Westchester County Legislature. Legislation to create courts to handle issues specific to certain groups of people, such as veterans, youth, and those struggling with addiction, has been a topic of discussion in the Assembly this session.
At a press conference, Sandy spoke to promote her bill to ban the question of salary history.
Amidst national scrutiny of voting laws and practices, Sandy held a public meeting to discuss various proposed and current methods of expanding voter access.
We are currently celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. Sandy had the opportunity to try on an authentic sash worn by a suffragist during the movement.
Sandy giving a speech at the Westchester County Volunteer Fire Department Association.
A local historian in Ossining, Bill Reynolds, had an exhibition of political memorabilia at the Ossining Public Library.
Annual town meetings throughout her district allow constituents an open time to talk with Sandy and their neighbors about broad issues that they feel their neighbors may be interested in. Constituents can always contact her office about issues that affect them or their communities, but these forums allow for a wider discussion.
Todd Elementary School in Briarcliff received Blue Ribbon designation on a national level for its quality education.
In a historic moment, Teatown received land from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, to forever preserve our natural surroundings.
Constituents of the feathered variety are highlighted at Teatown’s annual Eaglefest. These neighbors are in need of special attention as we make decisions that affect our environment.
Sandy visited elementary students in their classroom to talk about how the government works, and how a bill becomes a law.
Sandy at the Peekskill St. Patrick’s Day parade with Pat Garvey and Fran Gibbs.
A local business in Cortlandt recently installed solar panels to power their manufacturing company and to save the environment and money.
At her Ossining District Office, advocates for healthy lungs and eliminating smoking met with Sandy to discuss measures that can be taken to encourage healthier lives.
Westchester County adopted legislation based on Sandy’s legislation in Albany to ban the question of a prospective employees wage history during the hiring process.
Sandy’s own senior forum every July brings a full audience of active and interested seniors, as well as members of her constituency who are interested in issues that pertain to older New Yorkers.
Sandy sitting down with senior citizens at the annual Senior Forum with Senator David Carlucci.
Sandy met with members of the Ossining community to call attention to her bill, A.8382, which requires that school districts be notified if any employee is arrested under suspicion of sexual crimes.
Sandy is pictured here on the Assembly Floor with her intern, Caroline. Internships in Albany are available to college students. Please contact her office for information on how to apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandy meeting with activists working to raise the age of criminal responsibility, a successful initiative to reduce the number of underage people tried as adults in the criminal justice system.
The Putnam County Youth Bureau came to Albany to visit and see the Legislature in action. They took a moment to take a picture.
Sandy sitting down at the Black Cow with constituents who were writing postcards to their federal and state representatives.
Sandy was sworn in in January 2017 at a ceremony in Putnam County.
Sandy is pictured with Ossining Town, Village, and Westchester County officials, at a press conference to promote organ donation registration within the community.
Ossining Public Library recently celebrated its 125th anniversary of serving Ossining. Sandy presented the library with a citation in honor of its dedicated provision of community services.
Every few months, Sandy brings experts to speak on topics including the National Popular Vote, the second wave of the feminist movement, single payer healthcare, and more. Trends emerge in the topics that she receives emails and phone calls about, and bringing together speakers and constituents gives all involved a chance to exchange ideas and ask questions.
Sandy met with members of the Peekskill NAACP during the session. It is valuable for her to meet with local activists to hear about what her constituents want from their legislators, and to have important legislation brought to her attention. Every session sees many thousands of bills introduced, and these kinds of meetings provide insight from those who have first-hand knowledge of why the bill would be good for New York.
Sandy meeting people from Mothers Out Front, an organization in her district focused on environmental protection and justice.
One of the most common questions received in Sandy’s office is regarding her bill to make an avenue for those who have been ordained online to be allowed to legally officiate weddings. In 2017, she held a press conference to bring attention to this bill.
Sandy meeting with re-enactors from the Lincoln Society. She received the 2018 Champion of History Award.
Sandy sitting down with her interns on the set of her TV show, “Dear Sandy”. She has two television programs, “Dear Sandy” and “Speak Out,” which air on public access channels and aim to bring important topics to the television screens throughout her district.
Sandy presented an award to Sandra Blackwell, a publisher and CEO of the Westchester County Press.
Every year, Sandy fights to increase Foundation Aid for the schools in her district that have greater student needs which require more state funding.
Sandy meeting with #bfair2DirectCare about their initiatives in Albany to increase budget funding for direct care workers.
Sandy met with some Cub Scouts and their troop leader in Nelsonville to talk about government and civil service. There are many scouts of all ages throughout her district, and Sandy greatly enjoys being able to catch up with what the community-minded youth in the area are up to.