Showing posts with label New York State. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York State. Show all posts

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Representatives Hakeem Jeffries statement on Gov. Coumo sexual harassment report

Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05) issued the following joint statement after a report by State Attorney General, Letitia James found that the harassment claimed by a number of the Governor Coumo's accusers is in violation of state and federal law:

“The office of Attorney General Tish James conducted a complete, thorough and professional investigation of the disturbing allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo. The investigation has found that the Governor engaged in abusive behavior toward women, including subordinates, created a hostile work environment and violated state and federal law. We commend the brave women who came forward and spoke truth to power. The time has come for Governor Andrew Cuomo to do the right thing for the people of New York State and resign.”

Sunday, March 15, 2020

NY Assemblyman Charles Barron test positive for Covid-19

New York State Assemblyman Charles Barron has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Brooklyn-based lawmaker has been in his district since early March and has not been up to Albany during that time.

Gov. Cuomo has announced that The governor added that “out of an abundance of caution,” the state capitol will be closed starting Sunday, and that All legislators and staff that have come in contact with the Assemblyman will be tested to ensure the safety of everyone

Barron released the following statement on Facebook:

Official Statement From Assemblymember Charles Barron.

Today I have learned that I have been tested positive for COVID-19. Inez and I are in high fighting spirits as usual. We want to thank everyone for all their prayers and expressions of love. I am going to beat this virus just as I have won so many other victories, especially with the love of my life, my wife Inez, cheering me on. We will be coming back stronger than ever, so stay ready for the revolution.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Letitia James sworn in as New York Attorney General

The state of New York has a new attorney general and she is, literally, like no one who has ever held the office before.

Democrat Letitia James was sworn in as New York's 67th Attorney General late Monday in a ceremony at the state capitol in Albany. James, 60, is the state's first black attorney general and the first woman ever elected to that state-wide office.

In a statement, James said it was the highest honor to officially begin her time as New York's attorney general and that she "will never waiver" on upholding the promise to "use the rule of law to protect the rights and advance the interest of all New Yorkers." She's slated to participate in an inauguration ceremony later in the day on Jan. 1, according to her office.

James, who is a long-time New York City politician, replaces Democrat Barbara Underwood, who was appointed to the post when former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned last year after multiple women came forward to accuse him of physical and verbal abuse.


Sunday, February 08, 2015

Carl Heastie: First African American Assembly Speaker in New York.

Feb. 4, New York Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx became the first African-American Assembly speaker in the state’s history. While calling for a desire to create a “government as good as its people,” Heastie has a long road ahead to earn the trust of voters who have seen Albany mired in corruption for years.

Heastie told those in attendance in Albany that he hoped to created an office of ethics compliance to clean up the under-the-table dealings that have defined New York government in the recent past. Heastie, after all, is taking over for Sheldon Silver, who’s been charged with taking close to $4 million in kickbacks, and the new speaker was close to the disgraced Silver, who still maintains his Assembly position while dealing with his legal issues.

Read more: Carl Heastie elected new Assembly Speaker

Monday, March 10, 2014

Minority voters growing force in NY State elections

[ SOURCE ] African-Americans, Latinos and Asians accounted for 29 percent of votes cast during the 2010 elections in New York state. That number is expected to increase to 30 or 31 percent in this year's election.

That's the prediction of Bruce Gyory, a political consultant and adjunct professor of political science at the University at Albany.

During the 2010 election, exit polling showed Gov. Andrew Cuomo took 93 percent of the African-American vote and 81 percent of the Hispanic vote. The minority vote could be crucial to the campaigns of both Cuomo and any challenger.

Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino began his campaign for governor in the Bronx on Thursday. Census data show the Bronx is 36 percent African-American and 53 percent Latino.