A group from the National Association of Social Workers visited from Stony Brook University to discuss matters concerning social workers with Assemblyman Ramos.
Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) members visit with Assemblyman Ramos to discuss the need for greater funding for our schools.
Assemblyman Ramos meets with representatives from the Long Island Library Resource Council to discuss funding for our local libraries during this years Library Advocacy Day in Albany.
At the commencement of the 2016 Legislative Session, Assemblyman Ramos invited a group of community leaders from his district to be part of the opening of session.
Ramos presents Edhuin Diaz a proclamation during the 4th Annual NYS Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators Legislative Conference for his work and contributions to the field of health care.
Assemblyman Ramos meets with Long Island students attending the Youth Summit as part of the 45th Annual NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Legislative Conference.
Assemblyman Phil Ramos celebrated his 5th Annual Black History Month event on February 22nd at the Touro Law Center. This year, Assemblyman Ramos was honored to recognize the work of The Devine Nine Fraternities and Sororities for their long-standing contributions to the community.
Assemblyman Ramos thanks the Turkic community for their contributions to NYS during the 10th Annual Turkic Day in Albany.
Assemblyman Ramos brought together a group of clergy from around the 6th district to meet with Deputy Commissioner Karim Camara of the NYS Office of Faith Based Community Development Services. The meeting served as an introduction of the clergy to this new office established by the governor and helped construct a bridge between religious groups and government leaders.
Assemblyman Ramos alongside Director, Daniel Lencinas and Producer, Julio Frometa (Bay Shore) discussing the new film "Searching New Skies" that depicts the journey of immigrants traveling to the U.S. It is told through a humanized perspective of people traveling from Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Stay tuned for more information and the official trailer. Be sure to check out the full interview on Assembly Update here: https://youtu.be/NXFy13-XDHk
Assemblyman Ramos at the 2015 Long Island Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood.
Assemblyman Ramos honors Bhadresh Bob Acharya, owner of Brentwood Pharmacy, at the 2015 Brentwood Arts & Salsa Festival.
Ramos with members of LILTA, the Long Island Latino Teachers Association, announce the June 6th, Brentwood Arts and Salsa Festival 2015.
In honor of Asian Heritage Month, Assemblyman Ramos hosts Patricia Park on his cable television show Assembly Update
. Park is the author of "Re Jane: A novel", which discusses the experiences of an Asian American woman and some of the issues she faces in America. Asian Heritage Month celebrates the diversity of Asians in this country. Park touches on issues of identity and immigration. To view the interview, go to: https://www.youtube.com/embed/9LrddCCKAVY?autoplay=1
Assemblyman Ramos, member of the Black, Puerto Rican/Hispanic and Asian Caucus' Criminal Justice committee, at a BPHA Caucus press conference on Baltimore and the urgent need for criminal justice reform.
We as a nation are not only mourning the loss of Freddie Gray but all of the communities that have been polarized by the senseless violence against unarmed civilians of color, said Assemblyman Ramos (D-Brentwood) This most recent tragedy in Baltimore is a reminder of the deeply rooted structural racial inequities in our society and the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform that seeks to correct the institutional problems of abuse, neglect, racial profiling and violence. As a former law enforcement officer, I understand that the police can be a part of the solution and that best way to honor the memory of those we lost is by doing everything possible to prevent tragedies from reoccurring across our country.
Assemblyman Ramos at the New York Police Officer Memorial Ceremony on May 5th acknowledging the contributions of officers that have lost their lives in their line of duty.
We as a nation thrive because of the exemplary bravery and heroism from police officers who put their lives at risk every day to ensure that our freedom is preserved and country is protected from all threats of danger, said Assemblyman Ramos (D-Brentwood). As a former law enforcement officer, words simply cannot describe the deep sense of sorrow we feel when one of fellow officers makes the ultimate sacrifice of giving up their lives in the line of duty. As we mourn the loss of police officers across our nation, let us never forgot the legacy of our fallen heroes by recommitting ourselves to supporting our men and women in blue.
Assemblyman Ramos hosts the Healthfirst Education Leadership and Service Appreciation breakfast on May 15th. Ramos honored outstanding education leaders from around the community.
Assemblyman Ramos with his recent Assembly Update guest, Charles Khan of 'Strong for All', discussing the minimum wage increase. Assembly Update airs Fridays nights at 8:30 pm on Cablevision channel 18.
Deputy Majority Leader Phil Ramos meets with Brentwood High School Students on their recent trip to Albany. Assemblyman Ramos gave the students a tour and discussed the legislative process.
Assemblyman Ramos joins Make the Road New York at a press conference calling for a raise in the state's minimum wage with a higher rate for high cost of living areas such as Suffolk county.
Assemblyman Ramos engages the members of the Brentwood Board of Education today in Albany as they met with influential leaders of the house, including Assemblyman Jeff Aubry, Speaker Pro Temp and Chairman of the Black, Puerto Rican/Hispanic & Asian Caucus and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Chairman of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force. They were given the opportunity to discuss the district's needs and priorities with senior staff of the Assembly. Assemblyman Ramos, will continue to advocate on behalf of the schools in his district as the Assembly continues its budget negotiations.
Deputy Majority Leader, Assemblyman Phil Ramos kicked-off the 28th Somos El Futuro Conference by welcoming seniors from his Long Island district in Suffolk County to a seniors luncheon in Albany. "I am happy to kick-off this year's conference and spend the afternoon with seniors from my district and to celebrate them because they are the ones who built our communities and whose shoulders we stand on. Their struggles and accomplishments are why us Latinos have so many doors open for us today," said Assemblyman Ramos.
Assemblyman Phil Ramos, chair of the PRHYLI, welcomed Latino youth from across the state who were participating in a weekend-long conference in Albany in which they learned about state government and the legislative process. Throughout the weekend students had the chance to engage in a mock session, meet legislative leaders and enjoy an awards ceremony where scholarships were awarded.
Assemblyman Phil Ramos was proud to present several awards during the 2015 Somos El Futuro conference. Among the recipients were: Roger de los Santos, Education Champion of the Year Award; Bergre Escorbores, Higher Education Advocate of the Year Award; Julissa Ramos, and Award for Exemplary Community Service.
Deputy Majority Leader Ramos nominates County Legislator Monica Martínez and Deputy Mayor and Village of Freeport Trustee, Carmen Piñeyro for their leadership and political contributions. The nominees were presented with their awards during the Somos El Futuro "Entre Nosotras" luncheon.
Assemblyman Phil Ramos (right), alongside Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President of SCCC, administers the oath of office to Bergre Escorbores (left) as Trustee of Suffolk County Community College. In addition to his new role, Mr. Escorbores is a principal in the Brentwood School District.
Assemblyman Phil Ramos was joined by the Herstorys Writers Workshop and Central Islip Dynamic Dancers at the Brentwood South Middle School to commemorate the outstanding achievements of women at his 4th Annual Sixth Assembly District Womens History Month celebration.
Students from the Baldwin School District come to Albany to meet with Assemblyman Phil Ramos and learn about state government and the legislative process.
Members the Lucille Winter Memorial Help Center travel to Albany to meet with Assemblyman Ramos and talk about the mission of their organization, which is to help people become self-sufficient while assisting them with their basic needs.
Assemblyman Ramos stands alongside supporters of the DREAM Act during a press conference to announce the passing of the legislation which allows children of immigrants to apply for state scholarships and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to help with the cost of higher education, as well as establish a private scholarship fund (the DREAM Fund).
Assemblyman Ramos met with Kevin Coyne, President of the Brentwood Teachers Assoc. and other members of the association during NYSET Day in Albany this past Tuesday.
Assemblyman Ramos and members of the NYS Pipe Trade Association who were in Albany lobbying this week.
Assemblyman Phil Ramos met with Betty DeSabato, Chairwoman of the Suffolk County Hispanic Advisory Board. As a member of the advisory board, Ms. DeSabato works to improve the cultural understanding between the Hispanic community and Suffolk County government and residents, as well as, to discuss issues of importance and relevance to the Hispanic community. Assemblyman Ramos and Ms. DeSabato discussed matters regarding education and funding for schools.
Assemblyman Ramos with baseball legend, Pedro Martinez, who was honored today by the Assembly for his recent induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The resolution also celebrated the contributions of Dominican-Americans during Dominican Heritage Month.
Assemblyman Phil Ramos and other Long Island elected officials met with various community groups, including: Make the Road New York, 32BJ and New York Communities for Change to discuss raising New Yorks minimum wage to help lift families out of poverty. The proposals discussed included indexing the minimum wage to the rate of inflation and having a faster phase-in for high cost regions like Long Island.