Senator Parker Interviews Assemblyman Karim Camara, Chair of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Caucus

April 30, 2012

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Assemblyman Karim Camara (D-43) Chairman of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus

April 26, 2012

Discussion Topics:

History of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus, Caucus' Priority Legislation, Brooklyn Hospital Closures, NY Stop & Frisk policies, Mininum Wage


About the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus:

The Caucus has continued as an effective political alliance that has consistently given all ethnic minorities, middle-class, the poor, and working people a real voice in state government. It has been a vital component of the State Legislature since its creation. From the onset, the Caucus' main goal has been to unite African American, Hispanic and Asian legislators as a powerful force in the State Legislature. The founders were determined to use their voting power and numbers, no matter how small, to ensure their constituents, the under-privileged people of New York State, were represented. The Caucus has grown to be one of the most influential legislative bodies in state government today.


About Senator Parker:

Senator Kevin S. Parker is a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus.  He is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park. He is the Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, former Majority Whip and Chair of the Democratic Task Force on New Americans.