August 3, 2018

Statement in Celebration of National Black Business Month

Realizing dreams by creating jobs and economic opportunities is what makes Black businesses so critical. We take this moment to celebrate National Black Business Month, a month dedicated to entrepreneurship and Black economic empowerment. Entrepreneurship continues to be the economic driver in our communities and the key to unlocking opportunities and promise for many individuals and families. Our vision in …

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July 27, 2018

Assemblymember Blake’s Statement on the Need to Fund Speed Cameras in School Zones to Improve Pedestrian Safety in The Bronx

Assemblymember Blake’s Statement on the Need to Fund Speed Cameras in School Zones to Improve Pedestrian Safety in The Bronx Safety is our most important responsibility as public officials, especially for the children of our districts. It is utterly irresponsible that the State Senate failed to pass legislation for funding to be renewed for speed cameras in school zones to …

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July 18, 2018

Statement in Celebration of Nelson Mandela Day

Today, we once again celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, a transformational global leader and freedom fighter who dedicated his life to eradicating apartheid and colonialism to make our world more peaceful, equitable and just for all mankind. While each July 18th, we miss former President Mandela’s presence on this Earth, we all should make a commitment to walk as …

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July 17, 2018

Statement on President Trump’s Embarrassing Press Conference in Helsinki

As someone who had the honor, privilege and responsibility of serving in a Presidential administration under President Obama, and who has a brother who has honorably served in the U.S. Army for 29 years, President Trump’s statements today in Helsinki are shocking, appalling and damaging to the pride and respect that comes with the Office of President of the United …

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July 13, 2018

DNC on Indictments Related to Russian Hack

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued an indictment against Russian government officials responsible for cyber-attacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political and election-related organizations during the 2016 U.S. elections: “The Russian government attacked our democracy in 2016 and the Democratic National Committee was a primary target of this attack. Those …

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July 11, 2018

Deadline Tomorrow: Chip in to help Team Blake!

Can you chip in whatever you can to help before our fundraising deadline on Thursday at midnight? Michael is running for re-election to keep fighting for The South Bronx focusing on our 3 E’s agenda – Economic development, Education, and Equity to transform our community into the urban metropolis of the world. We’ve made great progress, but there’s so much …

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July 10, 2018

Statement on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

One of the most critical decisions a President makes is who to nominate to serve on the Supreme Court. Given the magnitude of the cases that are coming before the highest court in the land, it is concerning that President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh following his troubling, right-wing decisions and comments on the expansion of gun rights, limiting women’s reproductive …

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July 10, 2018

Statement on Tragic Rikers Violence

Given the continual history of violence and tragedy at Rikers Island, today’s terrible loss of life is yet another reminder that dramatic changes are needed to provide safety for all and comprehensive criminal justice reform. It is equally a reminder that we urgently need collaborative engagement between the community and law enforcement before we close Rikers Island and open facilities …

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July 4, 2018

Statement in Celebration of Independence Day

As we prepare to celebrate another Fourth of July, we must never forget the ideals that our founding foreparents fought for. The United States Constitution underscores our most fundamental values and our innate universal rights to freedom, liberty and opportunity. It guarantees us the right to speak freely, engage in civil protest, and participate in the democratic process. However, we …

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July 4, 2018

$10 Million to the South Bronx

Today, Governor Cuomo announced that the South Bronx was selected as the latest winner of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, which is a $10 million investment into our community, to create jobs and realize our collective vision of Economic Development, Education, and Equity. I thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, which is bringing these critical investments to our communities. …

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