June 15, 2018

Statement in Celebration of Eid Al-fitr

As we celebrate Eid Al-fitr, I would like to wish an Eid Mubarak to all of our Muslim Brothers and Sisters around The Bronx, New York and the world. Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims not only aimed to refrain from drinking from sunrise to sunset, they also abstained from immoral acts and …

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June 12, 2018

Statement on New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Settlement

Today, 400,000 New York children and families who live in New York City Housing Authority Developments received their well deserved justice due to the $2 billion settlement between NYCHA and the federal government. Decades of insufficient financial investment at all levels of government, an abundance of falsehoods and inadequate service have plagued our community long enough. NYCHA residents have had …

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June 6, 2018

Red Cross ‘Sound The Alarm’

Michael participated in the Red Cross “Sound the Alarm. Save a Life” event at Yankee Stadium! He assisted in installing 813 smoke alarms across the Bronx, and was also crowned as one of the event’s champions! Check out the article from Bronx Times: https://bit.ly/2LmZ6d8  

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June 6, 2018

3-K to Expand in the Bronx

One of Michael’s three E’s is Education — that’s why he helped lead the charge to ensure children receive equitable education in the Bronx. Check out this article from Norwood News covering how children are now able to enroll in “3-K,” part of the “Pre-K For All” initiative. Check out the story from Norwood News: https://bit.ly/2kSk8Fn

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June 6, 2018

Five Takeaways from the Utah State Democratic Convention

“Blake demonstrated why it matters and the difference it can make. He had done his homework, and not just the easy stuff about the Jazz winning Friday night. He rattled off counties including Daggett, San Juan, Iron and Kane — without notes.” Check out the article from Deseret News: https://bit.ly/2JiPIqm

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June 6, 2018

How values drive progressive policy, according DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake

Michael was honored to join the Black Alumni Association at his alma mater — Northwestern University — on the 50th anniversary of the historic Bursar’s office takeover. He inspired students to fight for one another and told how his faith connects to his values: “We might not all have the same walk, but we have the same journey. For me, my …

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June 1, 2018

Statement in Celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month

  Statement in Celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month   This and every June, we pay tribute to the immeasurable contributions Black Americans have made and continue to make to American music. Let us recognize the indelible legacy that Black artists and performers have left on audiences around the world, giving rise to several forms of global popular culture that …

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June 1, 2018

Gun Violence Awareness Month 2018

Gun Violence Awareness Month 2018 Today, as we arrive at Gun Violence Awareness Month in 2018, we must continue to find ways to reduce the senseless gun violence that continues to persist in New York state and our nation. We are all affected by gun violence and families have been impacted every day due to the lack of tighter gun …

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June 1, 2018

Statement in Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month

Statement in Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month   In honor of the history of immigrants that have contributed significantly to America’s story, this month, we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month. Immigrants have played an important role in our society since the founding of this great nation. This is a time when we can all reflect on how they have contributed to …

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June 1, 2018

Statement in Celebration of Pride Month 2018

Statement in Celebration of Pride Month 2018  Today, as we begin Pride Month, we celebrate the many triumphs that LGBTQIA Americans have made in the fight for justice and equality. Since the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969, the movement for LGBTQIA rights has successfully fought to recognize the dignity and worth of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or …

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