April 12, 2018

Statement on Yom HaShoah

“On this solemn day, let us never forget that six million Jewish Sisters and Brothers along with many other people were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.  While lives were taken, we will never forget the blessed history and remarkable contributions of those lost during those days of incomparable pain. We must educate all people today and in the future …

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April 1, 2018

Happy Resurrection Day 2018

For Immediate Release Statement from Assembly Member Michael A. Blake on Resurrection Day 2018 April 1, 2018 The Bronx, NY – Happy Resurrection Day to all fellow Christian Believers. Today is a day that we celebrate prophecy fulfilled of Jesus being resurrected and giving believers a chance for life everlasting.  It is a moment each year to reflect on our faith and …

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March 30, 2018

Statement on the Celebration of Passover

Starting today, our Jewish Sisters and Brothers all across our city and our country will celebrate the eight-day holy festival of Passover, a tradition in the Jewish faith commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. As an African American person of faith, I have great respect for any coalition of people who overcome great trials and …

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March 28, 2018

Release: N.Y. Legislative Caucus Members Decry Lack of Charges in Killing of Alton Sterling

N.Y. BLACK, PUERTO RICAN, HISPANIC & ASIAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS MEMBERS DECRY LACK OF CHARGES IN KILLING OF ALTON STERLING ALBANY, NY (March 27, 2018) – In what has become a series of disappointing investigations into police-involved shootings across the country, Louisiana State Attorney General Jeff Landry announced at a press conference today that no charges will be filed against the …

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March 28, 2018

Statement on the Passing of Linda Brown, Brown v. Board of Education

Let us pause to remember the life and transformational impact of Ms. Linda Brown who passed away on Sunday, March 25th. Because of her leadership at nine years old, the Brown vs. Board of Education decision shall resonate forever. With Ms. Brown’s passing, we lost a symbol of the American civil rights movement. Ms. Brown’s father was the lead plaintiff in the …

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March 27, 2018

NEWS ALERT – NY LAWMAKERS CRITICAL OF CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION APPROVAL

Assemblymembers Crespo, Kim, Solages and others declare their opposition to inclusion of citizenship question in 2020 Census due to it negative impact of securing an accurate population count in New York and the Nation ALBANY, NEW YORK – (03/27/2018) Last night, as dusk fell into darkness of night around the nation, the U.S Census Bureau announced that it would agree …

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March 19, 2018

Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake in support of the Housing Rights Initiative against the Kushner Companies

March 19, 2018 Every New Yorker deserves affordable, safe and quality housing.  Today’s announcement by Aaron Carr, founder of the Housing Rights Initiative, and Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres, that the Kushner companies falsified more than 80 work permits across 34 buildings to violate state rent regulations reminds us that the cause of fighting for housing equity for New Yorkers is …

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March 14, 2018

#NationalWalkoutDay

For Immediate Release   Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake March 14, 2018 Today, we were reminded that youth united for a cause are providing a powerful voice of leadership and action.  As I joined with my Assembly colleagues at 10:00am in solidarity with the #NationalWalkoutDay for 17 minutes, we stood united to remember the 17 lives taken in Parkland, …

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March 14, 2018

Statement on NYCHA tour and next steps

The Bronx, NY – Today, I visited the 765 Courtlandt Avenue building of the Jackson Houses New York City Housing Authority development with Governor Cuomo, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., City Council Member Ritchie Torres, State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, N.Y.C. Housing Authority Chair of the Citywide Council of Presidents Danny Barber and advocates to witness yet again the inhumane …

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