Ryan Honored by NY Irish American Legislators

Pic of Day: New York State Senator Sean Ryan has been awarded the Daniel O’Connell Award at the annual Saint Patrick’s Dinner hosted by the American-Irish Legislators Society of New York. The Daniel O’Connell Award is named for the famous Irish nationalist, known as The Liberator and The Emancipator. The society presents the award annually to a state legislator demonstrating untiring dedication, promotion, and continuing support of the goals of the American-Irish Legislators Society of New York. The society founded in 1973, is a bipartisan organization composed of members of the New York State Legislature committed to promoting awareness of Irish culture, ties between Ireland and New York, and fellowship among legislators who are of Irish descent, or who have an interest in Ireland and in the American-Irish community. Said Senator Ryan: “It is a tremendous honor to receive an award named after Daniel O’Connell. His faith in the power of representative democracy to make lasting change that lifts up all citizens made him the type of public servant that every elected official should aspire to be. I am grateful to the American-Irish Legislators Society of New York for this recognition, and I accept the award as a reminder of the great responsibility that we in the state legislature have to each and every one of our constituents.” Pictured is Senator Sean Ryan with New York State Senators Michelle Hinchey, Shelley Mayer, Jessica Scarcella-Spanton, Jamaal Bailey, Tim Kennedy, and New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. More ion the society at americanirishlegislators.org

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