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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

El Diario - Exigen evitar los despidos de empleados de escuelas

NUEVA YORK — El despido de cerca de cientos de trabajadores de escuelas afectará desproporcionalmente a comunidades afroamericanas y latinas, particularmente en el Alto Manhattan, según denunciaron ayer el senador estatal Adriano Espaillat y el concejal Ydanis Rodríguez, junto al sindicato que agrupa a dichos trabajadores, el DC37.

October 27, 2011

As Winter Moves in, Senator Espaillat Reminds Residents of Heating Assistance for Low Income Families

Espaillat's office to help contistuents with applications and follow up 

As temperatures drop, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) is reminding residents about the availability of heating assistance for low income families. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps millions of low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for energy, in paying their energy bill.

October 26, 2011

NY Daily News: Senate Espaillat , Upper Manhattan elected officals meet with Commissioner Kelly to addess increase in crime

Pols meet with Kelly on recent crime jump

By Frank Lombardi

Oct 6, 2011

It took awhile, but clamoring uptown politicians have succeeded in meeting with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly about the spike in crime in Washington Heights and Inwood.

"Bureaucracies always work that way,” said state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who has been leading the clamoring about crime for months now. “But at the end of the day he listened to us.  We made our case and I do think we’re going to see some results.”

Joining Espaillat at the one-hour session at Police Headquarters this past Friday were uptown Council members Ydanis Rodriguez and Robert Jackson and Washington Heights District Leader Maria Luna.  Others were invited but had scheduling conflicts.

October 7, 2011

Sen. Espaillat, Council Member Rodriguez & Local Education Professionals Protest Major Layoffs


Planned cuts of over 700 positions will disproportionately hurt workers from communities of color, particularly in Northern Manhattan

October 6, 2011

Senator Adriano Espaillat, Environmental Advocates of New York, and Local Residents Call for Better Environmental Protections

(New York, NY) – New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) was joined by the Environmental Advocates of New York, local activists, and residents in calling for better protections for the environment. The town hall-style meeting was a joint effort by Senator Espaillat and the Environmental Advocates of New York, one of the most prominent environmental watchdog groups in the state.

October 5, 2011


SUBJECT: Notification Procedures related to sewage and other pollutants released into our water.

PURPOSE: To examine mechanisms for better notification procedures in instances where sewage and other pollutants have been released into our water.

October 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Senator Espaillat Joins New Yorkers in Commemorating 10th Anniversary of September 11th Attacks

(New York, NY) – As New York – and all of America – comes together to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks perpetrated on September 11th, 2001, State Senator Adriano Espaillat released the following statement:

 “On September 11th, 2001, America became victim to the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. While the terrorists’ actions personified evil, the ensuing moments, days, and month revealed the great character and unshakable foundation of New York.

September 11, 2011

After Hurricane Irene, Senator Espaillat to New Yorkers: “Act now to protect your property and secure your financial future”

Senator outlines steps to file insurance claims on damages suffered during Hurricane Irene

Citizens throughout the state experienced extreme weather on Sunday, and many New Yorkers are still dealing with the aftermath of flooding, downed trees, power outages and other devastation. Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) is encouraging those who felt the most destructive effects of Hurricane Irene to act quickly and take the appropriate steps to file insurance claims for damaged or lost property.

August 29, 2011

Northern Manhattan Elected Officials Call for Swift and Thorough Inquiry into Alleged Rape of Local Woman by Off-Duty NYPD Officer

Any Additional Victims are Asked to Come Forward

 (New York, NY) – Following disturbing allegations that a Northern Manhattan woman was raped by an off-duty NYPD officer, Senator Adriano Espaillat, who serves the community where the alleged rape took place, called for a swift and thorough investigation and appealed for any additional victims or witnesses to come forward. He was joined by other local elected officials including Assemblymember Guillermo Linares, Councilmember Robert Jackson, and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

August 19, 2011