Senator Hamilton marches with colleaguess at Unity in the Community March. (L-R Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, and Jesse Hamilton IV)
Senator Hamilton marches with colleaguess at Unity in the Community March. (L-R Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, and Jesse Hamilton IV)
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, Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, and Jesse Hamilton IV)

Not to deny the fear, anxiety, and grief that tens of millions of our neighbors feel today –  but despair is not the answer.

Because our Muslim, our Jewish, our LGBTQ, our immigrant, our Latino, and our African-American brothers and sisters, our fellow Americans need our support.

Because we must organize.

Because democracy is about what happens on election day and every day in between.

Because we still need the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement in our politics.

Because social justice needs champions.

Because our ideals of human rights for women, people of color, the disenfranchised, and the downtrodden still matter.

Because these ideals matter all that much more under a presidency that poses profound challenges to the direction we envision for our country.

Call our office at (718) 284-4700 or email me at <Hamilton@NYSenate.gov> with the subject line “Civil Rights Task Force” to learn more about joining our newly formed Civil Rights Task Force. Our Civil Rights Speakout will be Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00 PM at St. Francis de Sales School, 260 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11225. We will have a panel of guests to be announced.

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Jesse Hamilton

Senator Jesse Hamilton has spent his entire career helping people, including over 15 years as President of the School Board and District Leader. He is a husband, father, and public servant delivering...

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  1. you have have a lot of nerve to pretend to care about “human rights for women, people of color, the disenfranchised, and the downtrodden” in the face of trump’s election, both in this article and on social media, senator hamilton.

    you just joined the independent democratic conference, which has chosen to align with the republicans in the senate. the same republicans whose bigoted nominee’s victory is the cause of ” the fear, anxiety, and grief that tens of millions of our neighbors feel today.” there is no excuse for this behavior on your part. the republicans have demonstrated that they’re okay with bigotry. new york is one of the few states fortunate enough to have democrats in the majority in its legislature, and you want to side with the people who would rather align with republicans despite claiming to be democrats? what on earth is wrong with you?

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