Albany Caucus 2017 - The New York State Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc.

A Few of The Events We Took Part in During Caucus 



The guest speaker for this year's 46th Annual Scholarship Dinner Gala was Roland Martin


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Our NYC Comptroller, Scott M. Stringer attended the 10th annual MWBE event 

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I attended a panel discussion on funding for our City (CUNY) and State (SUNY) public university systems. 

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Sen. Kevin Parker's Higher Education Panel Discussion -  #SaveCUNY 

As City University of New York (#CUNY) tuition fees continue to rise and the portion of State investment continues to decline, more money has to come out of students' pockets and they accumulate more debt. 

This is a critical time to invest in higher #education for our communities. The state needs to provide the funds needed to prepare our students for the #jobs of the future.

It should be noted, these CUNY Colleges were once free. As more working-class whites and people of color started entering CUNY, State funding coincidentally went down. 🤔

 



Assemblymember Bichotte Hosted an MWBE Panel

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High school students from Brooklyn visiting Albany

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Haitian-American Community Members and their growing presence at Caucus 



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In our State's Capitol with newly elected Haitian-American State Assemblymember Clyde Vanel (far left) and my good friend, political consultant, Edu Hermelyn (center).
 

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Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc (HAUP), and Executive Director, Elsie Saint-Louis and her team. HAUP is a not-for-profit community-based organization which helps low-income families and individuals live healthy and productive lives.  

 



Belated Happy Birthday to Tessa Hackett-Vieira

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A belated Happy Birthday to our friend and community activist Tessa Hackett-Vieira. 
We enjoyed celebrating her 60th with her while in Albany.



We had some great Jamaican Food Courtesy of Assemblymember Nick Perry.


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The party suite was packed, so #TeamPierre chilled in the hallway.
As you can see, sitting in a hotel hallway to enjoy Jerk chicken was not beneath our dignity.


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