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Ortiz Fights Against Hate and Intolerance Supports Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)

“New York’s strength is founded in diversity and a commitment to progress. There is no room for hatred and disrespect against any one person or group. We must stand against all types of discrimination in all forms. Every person has the right to live...

March 23, 2017
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Letter in Regards to Mistreatment of Female Inmates

Honorable Donald J. TrumpThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Ave NWWashington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, On March 14th, The New York Times published a story about the horrors that took place in the Metropolitan Detention Center....

March 17, 2017
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Ortiz Asks Federal Government to Investigate Mistreatment of Female Inmates in Sunset Park Prison

Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Kings) sent a letter today to President Donald J. Trump and to Acting Federal Prisons Bureau Director Thomas R. Kane asking for an investigation and report on the mistreatment of at least two female inmates in...

March 17, 2017
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Statement by Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz on Electronic Bikes (E-Bikes) Legislation

“I am introducing legislation to regulate electronic bikes (commonly known as e-bikes) to address growing public safety concerns that have increased with more of these bikes on our streets. This bill will require electronic bikes to be registered,...

March 17, 2017
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Letter in Regards to Mistreatment of Female Inmates – Chinese Version

尊敬的唐納德 J. 川普白宮1600 Pennsylvania Ave NWWashington, DC...

March 17, 2017
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February 14, 2017
"This legislation will give the opportunity for those under the age of 18 that commit some kind of minor crime or some crimes, that they will not be put in the adult jail facilities. And we should not be criminalizing our children, we should be helping our children, we should be developing prevention programs and treatment programs for them to ensure that they don't end up and be part of the statistic of the jail system," said Assembly Member Félix W. Ortiz speaking about legislation that raises the age of adult criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years old so that youth who are charged with a crime may be treated in a more age appropriate manner. A4876