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Barrett Calls on Silver to Resign the NY Assembly Speakership

Jan 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Current Events

Statement by Assemblymember Didi Barrett on the resent allegations of Sheldon Silver’s corruption. “The charges against Speaker Sheldon Silver have shocked and saddened me. In the three years I have known him, the Speaker has demonstrated a consistent interest in our Hudson Valley district and its needs. Like all Americans, he is entitled to the […]

Assemblymember Didi Barrett launches video urging Cuomo to sign Lyme bill

Oct 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events, Lead Article

With support from neighbors and advocates from across the state, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D- Dutchess, Columbia) launched a video calling on Governor Cuomo to sign legislation she authored that would expand treatment options for those suffering from Lyme disease (A.7558B). The video can be found here. “New York State is at the center of this […]

Barrett leads successful roundtable event

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: General Interest

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) moderated a roundtable this Tuesday, Sept. 16th on how the state can better meet the needs of and improve services for women throughout their lifetime. Assemblymember Didi Barrett, as chair of the Subcommittee on Outreach and Oversight of Senior Citizens Programs, led the discussion, which was co-hosted by the Assembly Committee […]

NYLCV Endorses Didi Barrett For Assembly

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Political

The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has announced its endorsement of Didi Barrett for New York’s Assembly District 106. Completing her first term, Didi Barrett is widely seen as an up-and-coming environmental leader in the Assembly. One of […]

Assemblymember Barrett to host third public energy forum

May 21st, 2014 | By | Category: In Your Town

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that in response to concerns from Hudson Valley residents about rising energy rates, a new capacity zone, and the energy highway she will host the third in a series of public energy meetings in the Town of Poughkeepsie. “The harshness of this past winter was a cold wake up call, […]

Legislation Passed to Make Wappinger Creek Eligible for Federal Funds

May 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) and Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced that legislation they authored to define Wappinger Creek as an inland waterway has passed the Assembly and the Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature (A.8315/S.5480-A). As an inland waterway, the creek would be eligible for federal funds for pollution cleanup, wastewater management, waterfront […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Assemblymember Didi Barrett

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Women’s history has long been written on the leaves of diaries, penned across the pages of letters and scribbled on the backs of photographs. Their stories – even those of bravery or turmoil – tend to be shared in family lore, not chronicled in multi-volume biographies. Nonetheless, while our founding mothers may not be documented […]

Barrett calls for special education funding to be included in UPK plans

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) is requesting that state funding for Universal Pre-K (UPK) include coverage for pre-kindergarten special education programs. She recently sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver asking for both UPK and pre-K special education funding to be included in the 2014-15 budget. “New York State needs to make good on its […]

Barrett: Casinos Should Not Be Externally Imposed on Any Community

Feb 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced she and her Assembly colleague Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) have introduced legislation that would give local communities a say on whether or not casinos should be built there. This important measure is supported by members both upstate and downstate, has bipartisan support in the Assembly, and is sponsored by Senator Liz […]

Assemblymember Barrett Appointed to Assembly Tourism Committee

Feb 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Political

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that she has been appointed to serve on the influential New York State Assembly standing Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts & Sports Development. “Tourism and all its facets continue to be a major economic driver in the Hudson Valley,” said Assemblymember Barrett. “People come from all over to visit our […]