May 15, 2018

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Tenants And Strengthen Rent Regulations

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Tenants And Strengthen Rent Regulations Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Housing Chair Steven Cymbrowitz today announced passage of a package of legislation to protect tenants and strengthen rent regulations in New York State. “Working families are the fabric of our communities and have long been the foundation upon which our state is built. But for …

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April 25, 2018

Statement from Assembly Member Michael A. Blake on yesterday’s DACA ruling

To all DREAMERs and supporters of our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers, last night’s ruling by Judge John Bates overruling the Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA and reopen DACA applications after 90 days is courageous and gives hope and opportunity for justice. In the decision, where Judge Bates calls the Trump Administration’s efforts “particularly egregious” and displayed “meager legal reasoning,” …

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April 18, 2018

Statement from Assembly Member Michael A. Blake on Injunction Regarding New York City Housing Authority Lead Inspections

For the people living in NYCHA apartments, justice was served yesterday. I applaud Manhattan Judge Carol R. Edmead of the State Supreme Court for her decisiveness in issuing a preliminary injunction ordering the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to perform lead inspections in apartments 400,000 New Yorkers call home. This injunction requires NYCHA to inspect thousands of apartments within …

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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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