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Statement from Assemblyman and Chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus Karim Camara on the Passing of Basil Paterson

“My heart and prayers are with Basil Paterson's family, his wife Portia and in particular, with my friend, Governor David Paterson. Basil Paterson served our state with incredible distinction as a State Senator, Deputy Mayor and New York’s...

April 17, 2014
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Statement by Assemblyman and Chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus Karim Camara on Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. FEC Ruling

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a slap in the face to democracy. It’s the latest in a series of rulings that will further erode the ability of average Americans to have an equal voice in the political process. Along with last year’s Voting Rights...

April 2, 2014
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Assemblyman and Chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus Karim Camara Statement on 2014 Budget Agreement

Brooklyn, NY – Today the New York State Assembly and Senate is preparing to vote on the 2014 budget agreement. Below is a statement from Assemblyman and Chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus Karim Camara, which is followed by...

March 31, 2014
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Three Keys to Improving Education

Few policy discussions are more important – and contentious – than the issue of education. In this ongoing debate, whether the topic is traditional public schools, public charter schools or universal prekindergarten, we must...

March 10, 2014
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Assembly Member Camara on Assembly Passage of DREAM Act

Brooklyn, NY – Today the New York State Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (A.2597-A) passed the Assembly. Last year a similar bill passed the Assembly but...

February 25, 2014
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