February 15, 2018

New Jail in the South Bronx

For Immediate Release  Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake February 15, 2018   It is simply disrespectful that a decision of this magnitude of proposing to open a new jail in the South Bronx was made behind closed doors, without engaging the broader Bronx community.  Being more direct, it is a sign that according to City Hall that communities of …

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February 14, 2018

Stoneman Douglas High School

For Immediate Release Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake  February 14, 2018 Assembly Member Michael A. Blake issued this statement regarding the tragic mass shooting at a high school in Florida. “We send our condolences to the families impacted by the tragic mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida where as of now seventeen lives were taken from …

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February 12, 2018

Transit Riders and Legislators Rally in Albany, Demand Funds to Fix the Subway in This Year’s State Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2018 CONTACT Danny Pearlstein (917) 862-0211   Pictures available upon request   Transit Riders and Legislators Rally in Albany, Demand Funds to Fix the Subway in This Year’s State Budget   Transit Activists Push for Long-Term Sustainable Revenue to Modernize Public Transit   Albany, NY – With widespread transit delays continuing, grassroots subway and bus …

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February 12, 2018

For Immediate Release Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake  February 12, 2018  On the 50th anniversary of the Memphis Sanitation Strike, the New York Assembly Majority introduces a comprehensive criminal justice reform package to continue to put #FamiliesFirst.  Our fight for fairness to take Bronxites and New Yorkers from Pain to Promise, from Poverty to Prosperity and from struggling to …

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February 11, 2018

Statement on Ravi Ragbir

For Immediate Release   Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake  February 11, 2018 Assemblymember Michael Blake Statement on the Possible Deportation of immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir NEW YORK CITY, NY – Assemblymember Michael Blake released the following statement today concerning the possible deportation of Ravi Ragbir, an outspoken immigration rights activist who was recently detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs …

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February 10, 2018

Statement from Michael Blake: “I. Can’t. Breathe.”

For Immediate Release  Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake  February 10, 2018 I. Can’t. Breathe.  We recall these three painful words because of the injustice to Eric Garner.  Unfortunately, the words have found themselves into our Criminal Justice dialogue yet again. Last May, Andrew Kearse tragically lost his life when Schenectady police allegedly didn’t help him as he struggled to …

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February 6, 2018

Statement on New York Assembly Passage of the Dream Act

I spoke on the floor of the New York Assembly about how all of us should support DREAMers.  As a son of Jamaican Immigrants and an Assembly member from the most diverse county in America- from Dominicans to Haitians, from Jamaicans, Caribbeans and the largest number of West Africans in the country- I believe it is critical that we come …

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February 1, 2018

Statement on Black History Month 2018

In recognition of Black History Month, Assembly Member Michael A. Blake releases the following statement: Each year, we begin February by celebrating Black History Month, continuing the legacy of Negro History Week that began years ago.  But, this year is different.  It is the year of the 50th anniversary of Brother Dr. King being taken from us and we are …

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January 23, 2018

Photos from the trail

Michael has been busy the past few weeks! Check out some photos from his travels. Michael rallies folks at the National Women’s #PowertothePolls rally!  Michael joined activists at the New York Women’s March!  Michael speaks to the Young Democrats of America meeting hosted in New York Michael grabs a selfie with supporters at the annual State of the District address

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