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Sen. Espaillat Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined all Americans in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, releasing the following statement:

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life pursuing equality and justice for all. Along the way, he left a blueprint for what a better world can and must look like.

January 16, 2012

Sen. Espaillat Congratulates Mayor Bloomberg and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for Reaching Agreement on Kingsbridge Armory

Senator Espaillat pledges to work closely with the mayor and borough president to bring well-paying jobs to the Bronx

January 12, 2012

Sen. Espaillat Expresses Support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Message

Today, NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) expressed strong support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, applauding many of the important points included in the governor’s 2012 agenda.

January 4, 2012

CBS News: Sen. Espaillat and Elected officials help to provide housing to Octavio Estevez

NYC Father in need of life-saving kidney transplant gets new home

By Alex Silverman

Friday, December 24, 2011


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Just days ago, he was pleading for his life on the steps of City Hall. Now on Christmas eve, Octavio Estevez and his family have a place to live and a chance at a future together.

Estevez is in need of a kidney transplant and had to leave his job because of his health. Because he couldn’t afford his rent, he and family have been living in a shelter.

Without a permanent home, hospitals have said they can’t perform the kidney transplant surgery Estevez needs to stay alive.

But now, that’s all changed.

December 27, 2011

Manhattan Times: Sen. Espaillat and elected officials help Octavio Estevez recieve housing one day before Christmas, hopefully saving a life

A Christmas Miracle

By Sandra García 

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Christmas came a day early for Octavio Estevez.

Estevez, 54, in the terminal stages of renal disease, is in dire need of a kidney.

For the last week, and long before, Estevez’s life has taken a series of dramatic, and sometimes harrowing, turns.

But this past Sat., Dec. 24th, on “Nochebuena,” or Christmas Eve, Estevez, who’d been living with his family in a Bronx shelter for months, received keys to a new apartment in Washington Heights – keys which may very well save his life.

December 27, 2011

Homeless Man Needing Organ Transplant Given Keys to New Apartment, One Day Before Christmas

Octavio Estevez has been struggling to find housing for over a year, after learning that transplant surgery would require stable housing

Mr. Estevez, his wife and two young children were brought to see their new apartment for the first time

New York, NY – Christmas came a day early today for Octavio Estevez and his family, who were today presented with the keys to a new apartment after over a year in the shelter system.  Mr. Estevez's case recently gained prominence with reports on his life-and-death struggle with regulations for city housing and organ transplants. 

December 27, 2011

Senator Adriano Espaillat & Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Congratulate Livery Cab Drivers on Major Progress

Gov. Cuomo thanks Sen. Espaillat and other leaders for helping craft a compromise that will benefit New York City taxi and livery cab drivers as well as customers

(New York, NY) – Sen. Adriano Espaillat joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in touting major progress made as a result of the livery cab bill agreement announced this evening. The agreement – allowing legal street hails for livery cab drivers and increasing handicap accessibility – will be a major boost for drivers in the livery cab industry, who largely come from immigrant communities while protecting yellow cab drivers.

December 20, 2011

State Senator Adriano Espaillat Hails Court Ruling Upholding Prison Gerrymandering Reform


Prison gerrymandering deprived communities of color of equal representation and artificially propped up Upstate districts at the expense of New York City

December 2, 2011

NY1 News: Senator Espaillat leads End to End for 99% march in support of Occupy Wall Street

Minority Labor Leaders March 11 Miles For "99 Percent"

In a show of solidarity for the Occupy Wall Street movement, minority and labor leaders led hundreds of New Yorkers in an 11-mile march from Washington Heights to Zuccotti Park on Monday.

The march began around 10:45 a.m. at 181st Street in Washington Heights and ended right before 5 p.m. at Zuccotti Park, where protesters have been camped for nearly eight weeks.

Led by community leaders, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, other elected officials and grassroots organizers, the march protested how the state's so-called "millionaires tax" is set to expire at the end of the year.

November 22, 2011

Northern Manhattan Leaders Commend NYPD, Call for Continued Cooperation

 (New York, NY) – Following this weekend's arrest of a local man alleged to be plotting a terrorist attack, Northern Manhattan leaders praised both the NYPD and the cooperation from the community that facilitated the arrest. The alleged terrorist is accused of plotting to bomb police stations, post offices, elected officials, and returning soldiers.

November 21, 2011

State Senator Adriano Espaillat Express “Full Support” for Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Occupy Wall St. Movement

(New York, NY) – This morning, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement in support of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and the ongoing Occupy Wall Street Movement.

November 15, 2011

Leaders Announce 11-Mile March Connecting Communities Throughout Manhattan with Occupy Wall Street Movement (bilingual)

March will be led by Black and Latino community members, including labor leaders, elected officials and grassroots organizers

New York, NY – Today, local elected officials and leaders from diverse communities as well as labor union representatives, and grassroots activists announced a major, 11-mile march to connect New York’s communities with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The “End to End for 99%” march – to be held on Monday, November 7th starting at 10:30 am – will launch in Washington Heights (181st and St. Nicholas) and work South through Harlem on its way to Zuccotti Park, where it will join Occupy Wall Street protesters in solidarity.

November 3, 2011

March From End to End for the 99%

From Washington Heights to Wall Street, join us as we march through our communities, starting from the Northern Tip of Manhattan to Zucotti Park, where we will join the Occupy Wall Street protest in Solidarity.

November 7, 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

All Media NY : Senator Espaillat Speaks out against firing of 700 Student aid workers

700 Student Aid Workers to be Laid Off

7 Oct 2011 10:13 AM EST

-by Molly C. Braswell

New York Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez spoke out at Thursday’s press conference to protest the firing of public school aids in the less economically profitable regions of New York City.

October 27, 2011