Press Releases

New Medicare Cards Arriving Soon

Vestal, NY – Medicare beneficiaries will soon be receiving new identification cards in the mail. Before they arrive, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Action for Older Persons, and Broome County Office for Aging gathered Thursday to help local seniors...

Lupardo Urges NY’s House Delegation to Sponsor Hemp Bill

Albany, NY – In a letter recently sent to New York’s members of Congress, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo urged House members to become sponsors of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. She also thanked Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for their sponsorship...

Lupardo, Aging Advocates to Discuss Ways to Help Protect Seniors on Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Endwell, NY – As part of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was joined by a number of local agencies Friday to discuss important information and resources that can help protect seniors. Lupardo and representatives from the New...

Historical Marker, Walking Tours, & Receptions Honor Ladies of Lisle

Lisle, NY – A village-wide series of events was held the first weekend in June to celebrate and honor the first women to vote in New York State. One hundred years ago this year, the “Ladies of Lisle” cast ballots in a special election to...

Assembly and Senate Host Cornell University ‘Hemp Forum’ at State Capitol

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and State Senator Tom O’Mara hosted a “Hemp Forum” on Tuesday in Albany. The forum featured experts from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the university’s...

Silver Rose Monument Unveiled at Post 1700

Town of Union, NY – A monument honoring local Vietnam Veterans was unveiled Friday, a day ahead of Armed Forces Day, at its permanent location. The Silver Rose Monument is a tribute to servicemen and women affected by the chemical Agent Orange in...

Assembly and Senate to Proclaim “Sock Out Cancer Day” in New York State

The New York State Assembly and Senate will proclaim Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 as “Sock Out Cancer Day” in the state of New York. Sock Out Cancer is a community effort to benefit families of those battling cancer. The joint resolution commemorates...

Fair Repair Bill Gains Support in Albany

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined Majority Leader Joe Morelle, Senator Phil Boyle, and the Repair Association on Tuesday to make a push for legislation to help consumers more easily repair their electronic devices, as well as reduce...

Lupardo, Endicott PD Announce New Police Cars

Endicott, NY – Three new patrol vehicles have been added to the Endicott Police Department’s fleet. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined members of the department Friday to debut the new cars which were purchased through funding secured by the...

SOTA Letter to OTDA

Samuel D. Roberts, CommissionerNew York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance40 North Pearl StreetAlbany, New York 12243 Dear Commissioner Roberts: I am writing to express my concerns with New York City’s Special One Time Assistance...

Assembly Passes Bill to Combat Foreign Interference in Elections

Albany, NY – Following widespread foreign interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, the New York State Assembly passed legislation Wednesday to ensure New York’s elections are protected from similar cyber-attacks. The Democracy Protection...

Lupardo, Garnar Urge Spectrum Cable to Resume Negotiations with Northwest Broadcasting

Binghamton, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar issued a letter Friday to Charter Spectrum President & CEO Tom Rutledge urging the cable company to resume contract negotiations with Northwest Broadcasting. The...

Lupardo, O’Mara File Expanded Student Journalist Free Speech Act

Albany, NY – A new bill filed by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom O’Mara would expand First Amendment rights for high school and college journalists by creating the “Student Journalist Free Speech Act.” The proposed legislation,...

Lupardo, Akshar detail efforts to combat impaired driving in NYS

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Fred Akshar joined local law enforcement officials Friday to discuss their ongoing work to help crack down on impaired driving across New York State. Last year, the two Southern Tier legislators were successful...

Small Town Plays Big Role in Suffrage Movement

Frigid temperatures and blustery winds; the weather on Friday was eerily similar to the conditions a hundred years prior on the same date in the same place. The difference: the women at the old Village Hall in Lisle on January 5, 1918 were there to make...

Lupardo, CHOW Announce Details of Grant to Support Food Pantries

Binghamton, NY – At its warehouse in Binghamton Thursday, representatives from the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) joined Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo to announce details of new funding to support food pantries throughout the community. ...

Governor Signs Bill Creating Senior Tourism Attractions Program

New York’s thriving tourism industry is poised to continue growing with the creation of a new program through a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. The Governor signed into law Monday legislation sponsored by Lupardo and Senator Rich...

Aging Chairs Express Concern over Veto of Elder Abuse Hotline, Vow to Keep Up the Fight

Albany, NY – Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D – Binghamton), Chairs of the Legislature’s Aging Committees expressed their concern today for the safety of New York’s seniors following the...

Frequently Asked Questions about the Broome Developmental Center Project

Background on the Repurposing ProjectIn the Fall of 2016, in response to the ongoing heroin epidemic across the Southern Tier and the state, Senator Fred Akshar, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Assemblyman Cliff Crouch approached the New York State Office...

Lupardo Honors 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

On this date in 1917, men across the state entered the polls and voted to give women in New York the same right. Nearly 70 years after the movement began in Seneca Falls in 1848, voters approved the New York suffrage amendment by 100 thousand votes; in...