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



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



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



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




High school students from Brooklyn visiting Albany


Haitian-American Community Members and their growing presence at Caucus 

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).


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




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.


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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