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Assemblyman Stirpe's 14th Annual Lifesavers Blood Drive Collects 182 Units

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that his 14th annual Lifesavers Blood Drive, hosted in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July 21, was a huge success despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, collecting 182 units of blood and...

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Bills Expanding Resources for Small Businesses

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that several measures he sponsored to expand and strengthen resources for small businesses have passed in the Assembly. Stirpe authored these bills after hosting a series of Small Business Committee roundtables...

Assemblyman Stirpe to Host 14th Annual Lifesavers Blood Drive

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) is inviting members of the community to once again join him in donating blood at his 14th annual Lifesavers Blood Drive, hosted in conjunction with the American Red Cross.“One unforeseen challenge of the pandemic...

Assemblyman Stirpe Champions New Law to Provide Financial Assistance to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that legislation he sponsored allowing industrial development agencies (IDAs) to issue short-term loans to small businesses was signed into law (Ch. 109 of 2020). His bill, which was sponsored in the senate by...

Assembly Letter to the New York Congressional Delegation in Regards to Small Business

Following a seven hour joint hearing on the federal response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses in New York, Assemblymember Al Stirpe, chair of the small business committee, and Assemblymember Nily Rozic, chair of the...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Applying for Unemployment Benefits Should Become Easier

Since its initial outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused immeasurable damage to families across the state and put millions of lives on hold. Through no fault of their own, countless workers have been laid off from their jobs without any indication...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Support Is Available for Small Businesses Struggling During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We’re currently facing unprecedented times. The novel coronavirus outbreak is a public health crisis that’s affected communities worldwide and forced us to adjust to a new way of life for the time being. To combat this pandemic, New Yorkers...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Supporting Small Businesses and Workers Helps Move CNY Forward

While all eyes are on the novel coronavirus, legislative work in Albany continues. One of my main concerns is helping small business. Increasing opportunities for small businesses and strengthening workforce development programs helps foster a thriving...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Prepare, Don’t Panic, In Face of Coronavirus

Ever since it was first identified in December, the number of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has been on the rise. However, while the virus is indeed a serious public health issue, it is important that people not panic. The way we are going to...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Law Amending Unemployment Insurance Formula Would Ease Burden on Job Seekers

The uncertainty and fear that comes with the loss of a job, and with it a reliable income, can be absolutely devastating. The unemployment insurance (UI) system exists to ensure individuals and families who have fallen on hard times aren’t left to...

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