You should know that like many New Yorkers and many Americans, I celebrate Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s efforts to defend religious freedom - especially when there are attempts being made to eliminate the role of religion in politics and public life.
You should know that like many Black and Hispanic members of the clergy in New York and throughout the United States, I am exceptionally grateful for the National Organization for Marriage, and for NOM’s President, Brian Brown.
I write this as a Democrat, as a State Senator and as the President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, which represents tens of thousands of Hispanic and Black Christians.
Bronx, NY – The Hon. Hipolito Mejia, Ex-President of the Dominican Republic and now again a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, in the next presidential election to take place on May 20th of this year in the Republic, will visit the Bronx to participate in a community meeting with Pastors and Elected Officials of the County and city.
Bronx, NY – El Hon. Hipolito Mejia, Ex-Presidente de la República Dominicana y nuevamente candidato a la Presidencia de la República en las proximas elecciones Presidenciales a llevarse a cabo el 20 de Mayo del presente año en la República, visitará el Condado del Bronx para tener un Encuentro Ministerial y Comunal con Pastores y Oficiales Electos del Condado y la Cuidad.
Even a powerful state senator is no match for the Department of Motor Vehicles.
State Sen. Ruben Diaz has gone through 17 months of DMV hell trying to get the title on a 20-seat passenger bus for the disabled that he wants to donate to a nonprofit in the Dominican Republic.
The hair-pulling drama began in October 2010, when the bus was given to the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, which Diaz (D-Bronx) heads. But the senator was unable to get the title because a defunct business in Missouri had a lien on the bus.
You should know that the Office of the New York State Governor is located on the Second Floor of the Capital Building in Albany. Therefore, anything and everything that has to do with the Governor is referred to as coming “from the Second Floor.”
You should also know that there were seven pieces of legislation dealing with the Budget. Independently, each piece of legislation was supposed to be discussed and approved by the majority of the Senators before they could be sent to the Governor to sign into law.