This is The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Celebrating Black History 365 Days a Year. This tribute is to thank you for paving the way. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.
Chairwoman of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus
“Mayor Bloomberg claims activist parents were disrespecting him simply because they questioned his continued unilateral control of the public schools. The mayor’s irresponsible commentary fails to truly address the concerns articulated by parents and students.
“It is particularly ironic to hear the mayor’s complaints of disrespect after Cathie Black proposed population control as a means to reduce overcrowding, and reportedly sat through important meetings focused on her blackberry, not the content of the conversations.
On February 8, 2011, the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation (Senate Bill 1433) which will allow children to testify via closed circuit television in murder and attempted murder cases.
This year marks the second anniversary of Congress dedicating February as Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month. During this month, many organizations and individuals nationwide will come together to highlight the need to educate young people about healthy relationships and to raise awareness about this devastating type of abuse.
Dear Colleagues and Friends:The 2010 Legislative Session year has come to a close and the New York State Senate Conference of Black Senators had a very productive year. As a Conference, we selected 23 high priority legislative Signature bills that would have significant impacts on our communities of color. Out of the 23 bills, we were able to get 16 of these passed in both houses and signed by the Governor. These Signature bills have provided our communities with some reprieve from this current economic depression. It is my hope that for the 2011 Legislative year that we will continue to put forth Signature Legislative bills that will help our communities.