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Ritchie Torres (Photo from @RitchieTorres via Gotham Gazette)

‘LGBTQ in 2021’ Initiative Launches

Government, LGBTQ, New York, Politics May 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

The LGBTQ in 2021 coalition aims to more than replace the five outgoing LGBT members of the New York City Council, Gotham Gazette reports.

Armando Sánchez, from Mexico and Angelina Rivera, from Honduras, reject Trump’s immigration plan. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Another Slap in the Face:’ Latinos Blast Trump’s Immigration Plan

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York May 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm

New York Hispanic residents, activists and elected leaders blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to move to a “merit-based” immigration system, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Lovely Tejada during the demonstration to demand more funds for immigration programs. (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Activists Press for More City Funding for Immigrants in 2020 Budget

Government, Immigration, New York May 16, 2019 at 5:27 pm

Only weeks away from the approval of the fiscal year 2020 budget, activists and organizations step up the pressure to increase funds for programs that help immigrants and those most vulnerable, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Farrah Mozawalla, acting executive director of the Asian American Advisory Board and the Office of Asian American Affairs. (Photo from the Nassau County Asian American Advisory Board/Facebook via Valley Stream Herald)

Asian American Office Formed in Nassau County

Asian, Government, Long Island May 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm

To meet the needs of a growing Asian-American population in Nassau County, the Legislature recently voted to create the Office of Asian American Affairs, reports Valley Stream Herald.

Denora Getachew with student Jayden López and instructor Karla Modesto. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Youths Learn about Democracy to be Agents of Change

Government, Latino, New York, Politics, Youth April 29, 2019 at 6:16 pm

Working with 40 schools in marginalized communities, the organization Generation Citizen seeks to empower and introduce youths, mostly Hispanics, to politics, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Marta Martinez in her home in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists: Expand Law That Led to Drop in Evictions

Government, Housing, New York April 11, 2019 at 11:48 am

With the “Right to Counsel” law being credited for a large drop in evictions in the city, Hispanic organizations are asking the mayor to expand the program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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‘One Day’ Act to Protect Immigrants Included in State Budget

Government, Immigration, New York April 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

The New York state budget includes a provision that reduces certain misdemeanor sentences by one day and protects immigrants from facing deportation, writes Jackson Heights Post.

Serrano (l) with Diaz (r) during a protest of the Mott Haven jail. (Photo by Alex Mitchell/Schneps Media via Bronx Times)

Jose Serrano to Retire

Bronx, Government, Latino March 28, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Rep. Jose Serrano announced he will not seek re-election in 2020 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, reports Bronx Times.

Joan Grangenois-Thomas (center) celebrates her victory at a Port Chester restaurant. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Election Brings Diversity to Port Chester’s Council

Government, Latino, New York March 25, 2019 at 5:54 pm

In its latest municipal election, Port Chester elected a more diverse government including two new council members, an African-American woman and Westchester’s first Colombian elected official, Westchester Hispano reports.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Nydia Velásquez are pushing for a bill that would benefit Dreamers and TPS holders. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Pelosi and Velásquez Push for DACA/TPS Bill in New York

Government, Immigration, New York March 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Nydia Velásquez and other New York lawmakers and immigrants to call for federal protections for DACA and TPS recipients, El Diario La Prensa reports.

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

Government, Immigration, New York March 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs released its second annual report on March 19.

Demonstrators in Albany ask for driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. (Photo via El Diario)

Clamor for Driver’s Licenses Bill Reaches Albany

Government, Immigration, New York, Transportation March 13, 2019 at 5:07 pm

A broad pro-immigrant coalition and several legislators marched in Albany to urge the State Legislature to include in the next budget legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to have access to a driver’s license, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Julie Menin, recently named Director of the Census for NYC, addressing community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak)

NYC to ‘Light a Fire’ for a Complete Census Count

Demographics, Featured Posts, Government, Immigration March 7, 2019 at 6:21 pm

The new director of the Census for NYC met with the community and ethnic media on March 7 at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the opening of her Queens office. (Photo via El Diario)

Queens Immigrants Hopeful as AOC Opens Shop in Jackson Heights

Government, Queens March 5, 2019 at 4:43 pm

As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened a new office in Queens, residents expressed hope she will be closer to them to address pressing housing and immigration issues, El Diario La Prensa reports.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center left) and Council member Paul Vallone (center right) with Korean organization leaders including Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York Co-president Christine Colligan, Korean American Association of Greater New York President Minsun Kim and Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York Executive Director Linda Lee in the front center. (Photo courtesy of Vallone's office via QNS)

Johnson Proposes ‘More Specialized High Schools’

East Asian, Government, Queens, Social Services February 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined Queens Council member Paul Vallone at a meeting with Korean-American leaders to address community issues such as education and small businesses, report QNS and Queens Chronicle.

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