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Assemblymember Rodriguez Commends City Hall for Meeting Pier 107 and East Harlem’s Esplanade Funding

New York, NY – After years of decay and its closure to the public, Pier 107 and the East River Esplanade in East Harlem is pledged to receive its full funding following Mayor de Blasio’s announcement in his final State of the City address....

Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez Statement on MTA Board Meeting – 2nd Avenue Subway Extension

The Second Avenue subway extension is necessary to remedy the decades-long lack of equitable transit access for the East Harlem community, particularly the folks who live along the First Avenue corridor. We must ensure that the community’s concerns...

COVID Rent Relief Program

COVID Rent Relief Program
Dear Friends and Neighbors,While reopening continues, members of our community still need assistance with food distribution, unemployment benefits, housing and government assistance, and we're here to help. Of special note is the new COVID Rent Relief...

Safety in our Streets: Collective Responsibility

Dear Friends and Neighbors,Eruptions in gun violence carry intense trauma, pain, and loss for our communities. As we have seen in Harlem over the last couple of weeks, the lives stolen by senseless violence has affected me deeply - I mourn the tragic...

#InThe68: Updates You Should Know

Dear Friends and Neighbors,Our collective commitments towards flattening the curve have continued to yield positive results. Over the weekend, New York City reported zero COVID-19 fatalities for the first time since the pandemic began. While the road...

Towards Justice for Victims: 10 New Police Reform Bills Passed

Dear Friends and Neighbors,Last week, the Assembly along with the Senate passed 10 new police reforms, and I'm proud to have voted yes on all. The people across all 50 states have risen to protest police brutality and to demand justice for the black...

Black Lives Matter and Curbing Police Brutality

Dear Friends and Neighbors,Police brutality is a manifestation of systems that exist to uphold institutionalized racism and the suppression of black lives. Over the past week, the masses responded in mass protest after the heinous murder of George Floyd,...

Assembly Member Rodriguez Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and the Lives Stolen by Police Violence

Police violence against African Americans is built into the DNA of this country. We have worked tirelessly through blood and sweat, from the civil rights movement to equal rights legislation, to move towards progress – to true equality.Historically,...

Senator Diane Savino and Assemblymember Robert J. Rodriguez's Innovative Black Car Fund Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

New York, NY – On Friday, December 20th, Senator Diane Savino and Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez's Black Car Fund Bill was signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law will ensure that 140,000 black car drivers continue to have the availability...

Assemblymember Robert J. Rodriguez Responds to the Death of Janette O'Sullivan

New York, NY – On October 25, 2019, the NYPD found Janette O'Sullivan's body in her home 10 days after her passing. Her death did not become public until November 25, 2019. The NYPD is continuing their investigation, and the cause of death...
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