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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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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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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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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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Health care and access to health care are generally poorest for racial and ethnic minorities. As the U.S population become more racially and ethnically diverse, disparities in our health care system still reflect inefficiencies, ineffectiveness, and inequalities. The deadliest disease in America lies in the minds and societal norms that allow racism at the individual, […]

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In the attached link, please find information regarding the opening reception of Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council Inc Photography project, as well as the Latino Community Advocacy Program. The Latino Community Advocacy Program provides services to low-income Latino Immigrants in Saratoga County and surrounding areas including English as a Second Language and Bilingual Advocacy. The […]

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We want to take a moment to update everyone regarding the Legislative Task Force on Demographics and Redistricting. There will be 2 rounds of public hearings. One to recommend to the Task Force what the public would like to see the maps look like and a second to review the Task Force’s district proposals. The […]

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In New York City, the Hispanic population increased by 8% since 2000 to 2.3 million. Since the 2000 census, the Hispanic population in Long Island has increased 43% to over 400,000. The biggest growth among Hispanics has happened in the outlying area of the city of Putnam County with an increase of 99% accounting for […]

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