Press Releases

Statement of the Puerto/Rican Hispanic Task Force In Support of Rights of All U.S. Citizens to Have Access to Nationwide Federal Aid Programs

PRHTF Disappointed with NSF Recommendation to Decommission Arecibo Telescope

Chairwoman Maritza Davila of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force today expressed a desire for the incoming Biden administration to take a second look at a plan by the US National Science Foundation to begin decommissioning the Arecibo Observatory.Until...

Hispanic Heritage Month Unity Statement

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force Statement on George Floyd

Historic Level of Latinas Now Serving in the New York State Legislature

“It is fitting that today, on International Workers’ Day, the New York State Assembly is now the home to a historic level of Latinas serving in state-level elected office and who represent working class communities struggling to improve their...

Latino Task Force Calls on FEMA to Extend Emergency Housing Program

Legisladores pertenecientes a grupos minoritarios: La Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos crea un gran daño al aprobar una pregunta sobre la ciudadanía en el próximo Censo

Minority Legislators: US Census Creating Great Harm with Approval to Ask Citizenship Question

Albany, New York – Last night, as dusk fell into darkness of night around the nation, the U.S Census Bureau announced that it would agree with a request by the US Department of Justice to include a question on citizenship status in the 2020 Census....

Crespo: Another Season of Destructive Storms Nears and NYS Not Ready to Protect Flood Zones

Albany, New York – Today Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, Chair of the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force and member of the Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation, announced he has introduced legislation that will prioritize...

Crespo: Otra temporada de tormentas destructivas se acerca y el estado de Nueva York no está listo para proteger las zonas de inundación

Albany, Nueva York - Hoy, el asambleísta Marcos A. Crespo, presidente de la Comisión Especial de Asuntos Puertorriqueños e Hispanos y miembro del Comité sobre la Conservación del Medio Ambiente de la Asamblea, anunció...

Crespo: Another Season of Destructive Storms Nears and NYS Not Ready to Protect Flood Zones

Albany, New York – Today Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, Chair of the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force and member of the Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation, announced he has introduced legislation that will prioritize...

Crespo and Hunter Call for Funding for Communities Impacted by Exodus from Puerto Rico

Hon. Andrew M. CuomoGovernor of New York StateCapitol BuildingAlbany, New York 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo: We write to request that funding be available for the displaced people of Puerto Rico who have migrated to New York. Throughout New York State,...

En los 70 años de la historia de SUNY, se anuncia al primer presidente latino de la universidad

“Se dice que las cosas buenas llegan a aquellos que esperan. Por 70 años, la comunidad latina en Nueva York ha esperado para ver una representación de su número en aumento en los puestos a nivel ejecutivo en los 64 recintos universitarios...

In SUNY’s 70 Year History, First Latino College President Announced

“It is said that good things come to those who wait. For 70 years, the Latino community in New York has waited to see representation of its growing numbers in executive level positions at the State University of New York’s 64 campuses. Today,...

Crespo Hails Court of Appeals Decision That Allows Municipalities to Ban Sex Shops and Strip Clubs Near Churches, Schools, Parks

The following is a statement being released by Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Chair of the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, on efforts to halt the proliferation of “adult” shops from being located in residential neighborhoods. “For...

Calls to Respect Farmworkers During this Period of Anti-Immigrant Sentiments

Albany, NY – Today, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Chair of the New York State Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force and Jeff Williams, Director of Public Policy for New York Farm Bureau, issued the following joint statement on immigration issues...

Mensaje de Crespo a la nueva rectora de SUNY: Bienvenida y esperamos mejorar en los asuntos de diversidad y de acceso

“De parte de la Comisión Especial de Asuntos Puertorriqueños e Hispanos, le doy la bienvenida a la Dra. Kristina M. Johnson a Nueva York y le deseo un enorme éxito en su nuevo papel como Rectora de la Universidad de Nueva York....

Crespo to New SUNY Chancellor: Welcome and We Look to Improve on Issues of Diversity & Access

“On behalf of the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, I welcome Dr. Kristina M. Johnson to New York and wish her tremendous success in her new capacity as Chancellor of the State University of New York. For over a decade, the Task Force has...

NYC Council Bans All City Employers from Asking About Salary History

Albany, New York – Today, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Chair of the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force congratulated the New York City Council on their bold step to use a pragmatic approach to solving the wage discrimination faced by woman and...

El Concejo de la Ciudad de Nueva York prohíbe a todos los empleadores de la ciudad solicitar el historial salarial

Albany, Nueva York – Hoy, el asambleísta Marcos Crespo, presidente de la Comisión Especial de Asuntos Puertorriqueños e Hispanos felicitó al Concejo de la Ciudad de Nueva York por su audaz medida al utilizar un acercamiento...

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