March 28, 2018

Statement on the Passing of Linda Brown, Brown v. Board of Education

Let us pause to remember the life and transformational impact of Ms. Linda Brown who passed away on Sunday, March 25th. Because of her leadership at nine years old, the Brown vs. Board of Education decision shall resonate forever. With Ms. Brown’s passing, we lost a symbol of the American civil rights movement. Ms. Brown’s father was the lead plaintiff in the …

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March 27, 2018

NEWS ALERT – NY LAWMAKERS CRITICAL OF CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION APPROVAL

Assemblymembers Crespo, Kim, Solages and others declare their opposition to inclusion of citizenship question in 2020 Census due to it negative impact of securing an accurate population count in New York and the Nation ALBANY, NEW YORK – (03/27/2018) Last night, as dusk fell into darkness of night around the nation, the U.S Census Bureau announced that it would agree …

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March 19, 2018

Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake in support of the Housing Rights Initiative against the Kushner Companies

March 19, 2018 Every New Yorker deserves affordable, safe and quality housing.  Today’s announcement by Aaron Carr, founder of the Housing Rights Initiative, and Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres, that the Kushner companies falsified more than 80 work permits across 34 buildings to violate state rent regulations reminds us that the cause of fighting for housing equity for New Yorkers is …

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March 14, 2018

#NationalWalkoutDay

For Immediate Release   Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake March 14, 2018 Today, we were reminded that youth united for a cause are providing a powerful voice of leadership and action.  As I joined with my Assembly colleagues at 10:00am in solidarity with the #NationalWalkoutDay for 17 minutes, we stood united to remember the 17 lives taken in Parkland, …

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March 14, 2018

Statement on NYCHA tour and next steps

The Bronx, NY – Today, I visited the 765 Courtlandt Avenue building of the Jackson Houses New York City Housing Authority development with Governor Cuomo, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., City Council Member Ritchie Torres, State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, N.Y.C. Housing Authority Chair of the Citywide Council of Presidents Danny Barber and advocates to witness yet again the inhumane …

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March 5, 2018

Passing of Winnie Mandela

For Immediate Release Statement from Assembly Member Michael A. Blake April 3, 2018 Monday, we remembered the life and remarkable contributions to our world by one of the most resilient, outspoken and independent leaders of our time, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who passed away.  Winnie was a symbol of the resistance to apartheid in South Africa.  She will always be remembered as “an advocate …

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March 1, 2018

Women’s History Month

For Immediate Release Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake  March 1, 2018 Women make herstory everyday, but, we take extra time today to pause and celebrate Women’s History Month and the continual contributions to our society from our sheroes. Less than one hundred years ago, women’s were still fighting for the right to vote. Since the 19th amendment was passed, …

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February 28, 2018

Celebrating Dominican Republic Independence

Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake February 27, 2018 The Bronx, NY – In celebration of the 174th anniversary of the Independence of the Dominican Republic, New York State Assembly Member Michael Blake released the following statement: “Today, the Dominican Republic celebrates 174 years of independence, progress and opportunity.  The historic moment proves that it is always worthwhile to remain steadfast …

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February 27, 2018

Behind the scenes at Caucus Weekend

Michael participated in the 47th annual Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus weekend to engage our communities on creating jobs and opportunities through the My Brother’s Keeper program that is #ChangingTheNarrative, focusing on changing Discovery For Justice and other critical criminal justice priorities, continuing to demand heat, hot water and respect for public housing tenants and mobilizing young leaders …

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February 16, 2018

Statement on the Lunar New Year

For Immediate Release  Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake February 16, 2018   “Today, families and friends — both in The Bronx and across New York — will gather to ring in the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dog emphasizes the values of honesty, loyalty, and responsibility. On this Lunar New Year and beyond, let us honor the …

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