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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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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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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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