Post Tagged with: "New York State Assembly"

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In Vito Lopez Saga, Resignation is Not Enough

In Vito Lopez Saga, Resignation is Not Enough

Brooklyn, Government, In the News, Politics, Queens May 22, 2013 at 11:52 am

After Assemblyman Vito Lopez resigned from his seat after being accused of sexual harassment, El Diario-La Prensa, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and The Home Reporter News weigh in on the once-powerful Brooklyn politician’s fall from grace.

Rosa took the oath of office with her son, who held the microphone, her husband and her mother by her side (Photo via Manhattan Times).

Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa Makes History

Dominican, Immigration, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Politics January 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

The first Dominican-American woman elected to the New York State Assembly and also the first female to represent the 72nd Assembly District was sworn-in in an emotional ceremony Uptown, the Manhattan Times reports.

On Nov. 6, 2012, Michaelle Solages became the first Haitian elected to the New York State Assembly. (Photo courtesy of Michaelle Solages via The Haitian Times)

Nassau Woman Becomes First Haitian in NYS Assembly

Michaelle Solages became the first person of Haitian descent elected to New York State Assembly on November 6. However, instead of celebrating, the former photojournalist is helping her Sandy-stricken frustrated neighbors in Nassau’s District 22, reports The Haitian Times.

Mark Gjonaj, precandidato a la Asamblea Estatal por el Distrito 80. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Albanian Assembly Candidate Makes Inroads in Latino Stronghold

Bronx, Elections 2012, Politics, Puerto Rican August 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Even in a Bronx district that’s 45 percent Latino, an Albanian upstart may give the incumbent Puerto Rican Assemblywoman a run for her money in next month’s primary, reports El Diario La Prensa. Residents of District 80 say they’re impressed with challenger Mark Gjonaj’s door-to-door campaign, while Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera is hardly seen.

MarĂ­a Pichardo said she would like an increase in the minimum wage so she can send her son, Jhojandy, to a better school. (Photo by Jose Acosta/El Diario)

For a Bronx Single Mother, Minimum Wage Debate is More Than Just Politics

In the News, Labor, Politics May 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

With a bill to increase the minimum wage stalled in the state legislature, one single mother in the Bronx told El Diario La Prensa about her struggles to make ends meet.