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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  JANUARY 17, 2012 SOMOS EL FUTURO ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN,  CESAR ASTRALAGA Colombian-American to lead New York‘s Premier Statewide Organization for Policy and Advocacy in the Hispanic/Latino Community.  (New York, NY) Cesar Astralaga, Albany resident and international businessman, was elected President & Chair of Somos el Futuro, Inc. at the Somos […]

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Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo releases the following statement on his selection, by Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, to Chair the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force February 2, 2015 Albany, New York – Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, the Chair of the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, today released the following statement on his new leadership appointment. […]

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La Comisión Legislativa de Afroamericanos, Puertorriqueños, Hispanos y Asiáticos publica el informe anual del estado de Nueva York “Las prioridades del pueblo” en medio de las negociaciones presupuestarias March 9, 2015 En medio de las negociaciones presupuestarias, la Comisión Legislativa de Afroamericanos, Puertorriqueños, Hispanos y Asiáticos (BPHA, por sus siglas en inglés) de la Legislatura […]

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In midst of budget negotiations with multiple out-year deficits, the conference will convene to discuss issues affecting over 4.5 million Hispanics, and to examine growing and alarming poverty rates across New York State March 18, 2015 WHO: 7,000 Conference Participants, Elected Officials from across New York State Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, Chairman Latino elected officials […]

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While Rochester, New York ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of children living in poverty, new data shows that from Buffalo to Newburg poverty rates closing in on 60% March 20, 2015 Albany, New York – Calling it “a plague spreading across our State,” Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, chair of the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic […]

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Students will debate pertaining issues of their Hispanic/Latino communities such as: Common Core, Stop & Frisk, and Aid to Immigrants in 3 day visit to Albany March 19, 2015 WHAT: 200 students from 8 delegations representing New York State will take part in a Mock Assembly Session which is conducted in the New York State […]

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The Brennen Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law is hosting “The Latino Vote in 2014,” an event aimed at informing Latino voters as to what they can expect at the polls in November. The event is taking place Wednesday, October 15 from 6-8 pm at the Brennan Center for Justice (161 Avenue […]

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Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, Chair of the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force and Mr. Cesar Astralaga, Chair of the SOMOS el Futuro Board of Directors, spoke at the 5th Annual Reception of Albany City Commission on Human Rights to express the support for the Commission from SOMOS. Mr. Astralaga indicated that SOMOS […]

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Puerto Rican / Hispanic Task Force Aims To Improve Academic Underachievement Hispanic youth are continuing to underachieve academically according to new statistics released from the New York State Department of Education.  The results of the statewide 2012 third through eighth grade aptitude tests indicate that Hispanic youth are still performing below average in English Language […]

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For Immediate Release       June 26, 2012 Contact: Angelica Pascacio / 518-455-5511 / pascacioa@assembly.state.ny.us NYS Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro Applauds New York City Budget Agreement on Child Care Funding (Bronx, NY. June 26, 2012) Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro congratulates the New York City Council, Speaker Christine Quinn, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg for an important agreement on […]

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