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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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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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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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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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Hispanics in Early Childhood Development Moderator: Hon. Nelson Castro, NYS Assembly Member Hon. Adriano Espaillat, NYS Senate Member Panelist: George Sheldon, Acting Secretary, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Dr. Jose Alejandro, Case Management Kindred HealthCare Reglan George, Executive Director , DC 1707 AFSCME Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director of New Vision for Children and Families […]

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