Press Releases

The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Caucus Reacts to Nassau County Executive’s Refusal to Make Juneteenth a Paid County Holiday

Albany, NY – In response to the Nassau County Executive Blakeman Administration’s unwillingness to make Juneteenth a paid County holiday, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Chair of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative...

The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Caucus Reacts to President Biden’s Announcement to Give Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens Protections

Albany, NY – In response to President Joe Biden’s announcement to protect undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Chair of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, released the...

The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Caucus Reacts to Supreme Court’s Decision to Reverse Bump Stock Ban

Albany, NY – In response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a national ban on the sale of bump stocks, Michaelle Solages, Chair of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, released the...

The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Caucus Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Keep Mifepristone Accessible

Albany, NY – In response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to reject a bid to restrict access to the abortion pill mifepristone, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Chair of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative...

NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus Condemns White Supremacist Violence

ALBANY, NY – In the wake of Saturday’s domestic-terrorist attack , Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus led by Chair Assemblymember Michaelle Solages (AD-22), gathered in the State Capitol Building to condemn...

NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus Will Stand in Solidarity with the Buffalo Community & Condemn White Supremacist Violence

WHAT: Members of the New York State’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus (BPHA) will gather in Albany on Monday, May 16th in solidarity with the Buffalo community to denounce white supremacy and call for the expeditious release...

Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Host the Fifth Episode of the ‘Caucus Corner’ Twitter Series on the Proposal to Create the Timbuctoo Climate Jobs Pipeline

ALBANY, NY (March 05, 2022) – The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus will host the fifth episode of their Twitter Spaces audio series named “Caucus Corner'' on Tuesday, March 8th at 3:00 p.m. On the fifth episode, Chair Assemblywoman...

New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus to Support Landmark Legislative Action to Curtail Exposure to Toxics

ALBANY, NY (February 15, 2022) – The Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus, led by Chair Assemblymember Michaelle Solages, stood with advocates to announce two of the Caucus’ 2022 legislative and budget priorities...

New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus to Announce Significant Legislation to Curtail Exposure to Toxics

WHAT: The New York State’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus (BPHA) will hold a press conference in Albany on Tuesday, February 15 to announce two of its 2022 legislative and budget priorities. The first is a $1 billion legislative...

Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Host the Third Episode of ‘Caucus Corner’ Twitter Series on Legislation to Create a New York Public Bank

ALBANY, NY – The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus will host the third episode of their Twitter Spaces audio series named “Caucus Corner'' on Tuesday, February 15th at 6:00 p.m. On the third episode, Chair Assemblywoman Solages...

Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Host the Second Episode of ‘Caucus Corner’ Twitter Series Titled the Universal Child Care Act

ALBANY, NY – The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus will host the second episode of their Twitter Spaces audio series named “Caucus Corner” tomorrow on Tuesday, February 8th at 6 pm. On the second episode, members of the...

Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Release a Black Agenda for NY to Build and Restore the Black Family

ALBANY, NY – On the first day of Black History Month, the Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus led by Chair Assemblymember Michaelle Solages (AD-22), presented an agenda with the objective of building and restoring...

Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Commemorates Black History Month by Announcing a Black Agenda For NY: Building and Restoring the Black Family

ALBANY, NY – Tomorrow, on the first day of Black History Month, the Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus led by Chair Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages (AD-22), will outline an agenda to empower and elevate Black...

Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Kick-Off Their ‘Caucus Corner’ Audio Series with The New York Health Act

ALBANY, NY – The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus will host a new audio series named “Caucus Corner” to connect with policy experts and community-based organizations for a brief analysis of the central priorities contained...

Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day By Announcing 2022 People’s Budget

ALBANY, NY – On the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus led by Chair Assemblymember Michaelle Solages (AD 22), outlined the key priorities contained in The People’s Budget...

Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by Announcing 2022 People’s Budget

ALBANY, NY – Tomorrow, on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus led by Chair Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages (AD-22), outlined the key priorities contained in The People’s...

Press Statement

ALBANY, NY- Today, the Chair of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus, Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages (AD-22), released the following statement in response to the NYS Senate’s confirmation of Judge Shirley...

New York State Caucus Legislators Advance Top Priorities as Session End Nears

ALBANY, NY – As we near the end of the 2019 Legislative Session, the Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus continue to work with Assembly and Senate leadership to advance Caucus priorities that will bring equity...

Assemblyman and Chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus Karim Camara Applauds New York Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for Calling on NFL to Take Stand on Racial Slurs in Sports

Brooklyn, NY - Today, fifty United States Senators called on the National Football League to put pressure on the Washington professional football franchise to no longer use the racial slur “redsk*n” as its mascot. This comes days after the New York...

New York State Assembly Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling For Professional Sports Leagues to Stop Using Racial Slurs

Albany, NY – Today, the New York State Assembly unanimously passed legislation (K1202) that condemns the promotion and marketing of dictionary-defined racial slurs as mascots. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman and Chair of the Black, Puerto Rican,...

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 Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus Chair  Michaelle C. Solages Michaelle C. Solages

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