December 16, 2016

Statement from Assemblymember Michael A. Blake on the Conviction of Dylann Roof

Today,  justice was swift and righteous.  In less than two hours, a jury returned a guilty verdict on all 33 federal charges.  On the evening of June 17th,  2015,  a 21 year old Dylan Roof slaughtered nine parishioners as they began their prayers  at the historical Mother Emanuel, the oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church in the south.  Dylan Roof, a …

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October 31, 2016

Assemblymember Michael Blake Talks Potential Political Fallout For Upcoming Election On WGBH News

(This article originally appeared on WGBH News) Former Obama campaign director Michael Blake (@MrMikeBlake) and Carly Fiorina’s former deputy campaign manager Sarah Isgur Flores (@whignewtons), joined Jim to talk political fallout after Comey’s announcement last week. Flores said that the announcement will affect the outcome of down ballot races, but not the final election outcome. Blake disagreed, and said that …

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October 20, 2016

Statement on the Fatal Police Shooting of 66-year-old Deborah Danner

Contact: Britney Whaley bwhaleynyc@gmail.com 702-318-1490 #EnoughisEnough.  The inexplicable use of excessive force against Deborah Danner is a reminder that training must be dramatically changed and persons must be fired not placed on modified duty. This instance was a clear failure by that Sergeant to handle the situation properly.  NYPD Commissioner O’Neil stated, “We do have policies and procedures for handling …

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October 20, 2016

Assemblymember Michael Blake’s Statement on Mrs. Venida Browder

Contact: Britney Whaley bwhaleynyc@gmail.com 702-318-1490 I am still processing the tragic loss of life last week of Mrs. Venida Browder, the loving mother of Kalief.  After all that her son and family have been through, her heart literally couldn’t take the pain any longer and she succumbed to a heart attack.  I pray that we stand with the family who …

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October 12, 2016

Assemblymember Michael Blake’s Statement on Yom Kippur

Contact: Britney Whaley bwhaleynyc@gmail.com 702-318-1490 I would like to send my blessing to the the members of the Jewish community here in The Bronx, throughout the country, and around the world as they celebrate their holiest holiday, Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is a time of self reflection and atonement over the past year. We should all take this time of …

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October 8, 2016

We MUST Stop Sexist Trump

STATEMENT BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER MICHAEL A. BLAKE ON TRUMP’S MISOGYNISTIC 2005 COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN Contact: Britney Whaley bwhaleynyc@gmail.com 702-318-1490 You realize the truth about a person by what they say and do when they think people are not paying attention.  I am disgusted that Donald Trump said these absolutely reprehensible, sexist, predatory, criminal, vile and undeniably unacceptable comments in 2005.  Donald …

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October 4, 2016

Assemblyman Michael Blake Appears On WGBH To Discuss Upcoming VP Debate

(This article originally appeared on WGBH News) The vice presidential candidates prepare to take center stage in their only debate. Will Tim Kaine and Mike Pence defy history and make it matter? Harvard Kennedy School Fellow Michael Blake (@MrMikeBlake) and Massachusetts Republican Party Chair Kirsten Hughes (@KirstenHughesMA) discuss. Moving out of Mom and Dad’s house? Not so fast. Millennials are …

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