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Amsterdam News Op/Ed: High stakes injustice - How the current specialized H.S. test fails minority students

 

May 29, 2013
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Estela Vazquez

Estela Vazquez is Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU, the largest healthcare union in the country and the largest union local in the country. Ms. Vazquez diligently represents the 15,000 hospital workers at Montefiore, Beth Israel and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Centers, among other institutions. 

A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ms. Vazquez became politically active in 1961 as a junior high school student, joining demonstrations to demand the removal from government of the family and supporters of the brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo, who had been in power for 31 years. 

May 13, 2013
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NY Daily News: 500 students expected to take part in second Uptown Games at New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory

By Jheanel Walters/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

More than 500 children will put their best foot forward this Saturday at the Armory, where they’ll do their most sincere imitations of Olympians in this year’s installment of the Uptown Games.

March 25, 2013
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U.S. League of Dominican-American Elected Officials Laud President Obama’s Nomination of Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary, Nation’s First Cabinet Nomination of Dominican Heritage

 

The U.S. League of Dominican-American Elected Officials, led by New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights) praised President Obama’s selection of Assistant Attorney General and Justice Department Civil Rights Division head Thomas Perez as nominee for U.S. Labor Secretary.

March 11, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ADRIANO ESPAILLAT IN RESPONSE TO REMARKS MADE BY FORMER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE LEVY

While my remarks were obviously made in good fun, I don’t think there’s anything particularly “radical” about passing meaningful campaign finance reform to reduce the influence of special interests in Albany, raising the minimum wage to assist working families, ensuring that women earn equal pay for equal work, or protecting the rights of our society’s most vulnerable.

March 5, 2013
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Annual Dominican Heritage Celebration

You're invited to join Senator Espaillat on Tuesday February 26, 2013 for the Annual Northern Manhttan Dominican Heritage Celebration

At Isabella Nursing Home,   515 Audubon Avenue.

6:00 Am - 8:00 Pm

February 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Freedom Now: An exhibit of African American, Haitian, and Dominican Culture

 

3 Cultures – 1 Determination

Freedom Now

The pursuit of Justice for All

Gwendolyn Black, Curator

 

February 22, 12:00 AM - April 5, 12:00 AM
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ADRIANO ESPAILLAT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S MINIMUM WAGE PROPOSAL

 

“President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation is a major boost to advocates working to get this done in New York.

February 13, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ADRIANO ESPAILLAT ON THE CONFIRMATION OF COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE JENNY RIVERA

 

“I am proud that Professor Jenny Rivera has finally been confirmed as Court of Appeals Judge. Professor Rivera will bring intellect, judgment and experience, while presiding over cases affecting millions of New Yorkers.

February 11, 2013
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