Sen. Espaillat Praises Campaign Finance Findings, Calls for Immediate Implementation of Campaign Finance Reform

Report demonstrates that full campaign finance reform would cost New Yorkers less than $2 per year

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement in response to new findings demonstrating that campaign finance reform, including public matching funds, would not be cost prohibitive for New Yorkers. The report was released by the non-partisan Campaign Finance Institute.  

December 3, 2012

Senator Espaillat, Council Member Rodriguez, & La Marina Restaurant to Host Thanksgiving Luncheon for 300 Northern Manhattan Seniors


November 19, 2012 (New York, NY) – New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will join La Marina Restaurant at a special Thanksgiving luncheon for about 300 Northern Manhattan senior citizens.

November 20, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Uptown Cares Telethon Raises $166, 960 for Hurricane Sandy Victims

With many New Yorkers, particularly residents on Staten Island, continuing to struggle with Hurricane Sandy’s impact, Northern Manhattan residents and leaders came together to pitch in, raising $166, 960 in an “Uptown Cares” telethon fundraiser.

Organized by the offices of State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, the “Uptown Cares” telethon was co-sponsored by CUNY in the Heights and the Hispanic Federation, the largest Latino non-profit organization in New York State.

November 4, 2012

Uptown Cares! - Sandy Relief Telethon to Help NYC Victims


Event Organized by Northern Manhattan Community Leaders & Elected Officials

November 2, 2012 (New York, NY) - Community leaders and elected officials from Northern Manhattan are organizing a telethon to directly benefit New York City victims of Hurricane Sandy.

November 2, 2012

Taking on Hydrofracking; Protecting New York's Environment

Senator Espaillat discuss a his trip to observe the hydrofracking process and the impact it has on communities. 

October 1, 2012

Taking on Hydrofracking; Protecting New York's Environment

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement regarding breaking reports that Governor Cuomo’s administration is extending the review process scrutinizing hydrofracking, a dangerous drilling procedure that poses significant risks to the environment and the drinking water supply.


October 1, 2012

Senator Espaillat, TWU Local 100, & Community Leaders Call for Stronger Protections for Women from Harassment at Workplace and Swift Action by MTA, Following Harassment of Bus Driver

Disturbing sexual harassment incident involved bus driver being licked on the face by her supervisor; a month and a half later, there has been no resolution

June 2, 2012

Zenaida Mendez

Zenaida Mendez was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States as a teenager with her family. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in government and public administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in public administration from the City University of New York, Graduate School of Public Aff airs.

As a result of her hard work and dedication, Mayor David Dinkins appointed Ms. Mendez to his officeof Latino Aff airs in 1990. From 1992 to 1994 she served as special assistant to the New York City Commissioner of Human Rights, and for fi ve years she was legislative assistant to Representative Charles B. Rangel. 

May 15, 2012

Nothern Manhattan Uptown Games


On Sunday, April 1st, 300 Public School Students from 20 schools across Washington Heights & Inwood's District 6, will participate in the first-ever Northern Manhattan Uptown Games at the Washington Heights Armory Track. 


April 1, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sen. Espaillat Fighting Alongside Young People for NY DREAM Act

Sen. Adrian Espaillat was joined by hundreds of students at a rally calling for the passage of the NY DREAM Act, which will help young people attain higher education.

March 14, 2012

Sen. Espaillat Commemorates International Women’s Day, Calls for Stepped up Fight Against Domestic Violence

NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) marked International Women’s Day by recognizing the countless contributions of women throughout the world. He also called on a renewed commitment to fighting the scourge of domestic violence.

Senator Adriano Espaillat said:

“International Women’s Day is an excellent opportunity to recognize the countless contributions of women in the United States and around the world. Whether through their leadership in the areas of arts, science, academia, athletics, business, and government, or through their everyday acts, all of us have been shaped by extraordinary women in our lives. One way we can demonstrate our gratitude to all women is to come together and work to end domestic violence in our society.

March 8, 2012

Senator Adriano Espaillat, Farmworkers’ Advocates Call for Passage of Farmworkers Bill of Rights and End to Brutal Working Conditions for New York’s Farmworkers

Currently lacking basic labor protections, farmworkers would receive weekly day off, workers’ compensation, sanitary working conditions, and other important rights

(New York, NY) – Senator Adriano Espaillat and advocates for New York’s farmworkers called for the passage of the Farmworkers Bill of Rights, a critical piece of legislation which will help end brutal working conditions for farmworkers across the state.

March 5, 2012

Senator Espaillat Criticizes “Immature,” “Counterproductive” Remarks by MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota

“Focus on improving subway services, not taking on elected officials”

February 14, 2012

Senator Espaillat Leads 29 Senators in Calling for Restoration of Crucial Housing Funding

Senators express support for restoration of $25 million in foreclosure prevention and $22.35 million in funding for Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Programs

February 13, 2012