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For Immediate Release Contact: Angelica Pascacio / 518-455-5511 / pascacioa@assembly.state.ny.us April 27, 2012  ***PRESS RELEASE***  New York State Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Childcare Services “Childcare services are one of the major sources of income in my district and other communities across New York City. These issues represent a critical challenge […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2012             Downsizing Sugary Beverages = Downsizing Diabetes and Obesity Assemblyman Ortiz applauds New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the sale of large sized sugary beverages. (Albany, NY) Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (51st A.D, Brooklyn), was pleased to learn that New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, will soon […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       CONTACT: PRHTF@assembly.state.ny.us May, 2012 As the Afghanistan war comes to an end, and veterans begin to return home, Chairman Felix W. Ortiz and the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force members are determined to come together and address the needs of our service men and women. These individuals have risked […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 CONTACT: PRHTF@assembly.state.ny.us May 14, 2012 Bridging Early Achievement Gap The New York State Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force works to provide educational opportunities to Hispanic children in New York State. (Albany, NY) With the recent successful passage of the Dream Fund in the New York State Assembly, the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto […]

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Dr. Gladys I. Cruz is the Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement at Questar III Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).  In this role, she oversees the school improvement and professional development activities that serve 23 school districts in the Rensselaer, Columbia, and Greene counties. She also oversees state funded contracts that include the Regional Special […]

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DREAM Fund Passes New York State Assembly   Chairman Felix W. Ortiz is proud to announce that after facing major scrutiny and controversy, the DREAM Fund passed the New York State Assembly Floor yesterday with 138 votes on the affirmative. Alongside immigration advocates, supporters, and thousands of immigrants throughout the state, Ortiz applauds this victory […]

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The New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force received this Certificate of Appreciation from the members of the Statewide Campaign to Preserve New York’s Foreclosure Prevention Services Program. Members of the Task Force wants to express our gratitude to the Statewide Campaign to Preserve New York’s Foreclosure Prevention Services Program for your […]

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Organ Donation & National Minority Health Month By Dr. Jaime R. Torres, Regional Director, US DHHS Region 2 With quiet compassion and exceptional generosity, organ and tissue donors leave an indelible mark on the lives of countless Americans. Their selfless acts inspire hope at moments of profound need, and they recall the giving spirit that lies […]

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YOUR DECISION 2012 Hispanic are one of the fastest growing group in America as well as one of the most diverse population. According to the 2012 Census, there are over 50 million Hispanic or Latino in United States (16 percent of total population). And MORE than half of the growth in the total population of […]

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