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How MLB's Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Champions Women In Baseball

Posted on May 11, 2019 at 12:50 AM

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New York Stands With Puerto Rico Initiative

Posted on September 29, 2018 at 9:40 PM

Governor Cuomo has established a continuing process of support for assisting Puerto Rico, called New York Stands With Puerto Rico.  Selected photos of this event in which our Chapter participated in can be found here.

[PSC-EJWG] Fantastic article on Puerto Rico by Naomi Klein and featuring Elizabeth Y'eampierre

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 11:45 AM

A message from former President Centeno with important references to Vieques.

Warning: This is a long article but it is totally worth reading every bit of it. It looks at disaster capitalism in PR and, moreover, the organization of Puerto Ricans to develop both renewable and decentralized energy and to advance agro-ecological farming to feed the people.

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Election of the New Board

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 4:00 AM

From President Centeno:

The following is the result of the NY Chapter Executive Board Election held on Saturday March 17, 2018 at the CUNY Hunter College El Centro office:

Zenaida Rodriguez, NY Chapter President

Sandra Rivera, 1st Vice President

Deborah Quinones, 2nd Vice President

Diane Rosario, Recording Secretary

Miriam Ortiz, Treasurer

Maria Roman, Delegate

Maria del Carmen Latimer, Delegate

Michelle Centeno, Proxy Delegate :}

We will have the new Executive Board sworn in at the Welcoming Reception Friday evening April 6th at the Port Morris Distillery. Congratulations to the new Executive Board!!

Citigroup Drove Puerto Rico Into Debt.

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 2:30 PM

The article by Kate Aronoff revealing Citigroup's role in compounding Puerto Rico's debt is compelling; read it here.

Federal Judge Torruella according to NiPL and Other Sources

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 1:35 PM

President Centeno received an email from NiPL which shared the following redacted information:

Judge Juan R. Torruella, of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, has requested that a federal grand jury investigate if there is a criminal case against those responsible for the Puerto Rico government's monumental debt, "I request an investigation by a federal grand jury to determine if there are criminal cases against individuals and organizations inside and outside of Puerto Rico in relation to the economic crisis facing the country," Torruella said earlier this week during his participation in a conference celebrating the 120th anniversary of the birth of former island governor Luis Muñoz Marín. The federal judge said such an investigation is fundamental so that the same mistakes that have led to the crisis are not committed again. He alluded to the large sum of money that the government will receive for Puerto Rico's recovery after hurricanes Irma and Maria. "I'm afraid that if something fundamental is not done, well, with the things that have happened so far, we're going to repeat them," Torruella said. "And now that a lot of money is apparently coming, we are going to repeat them more quickly." Torruella proposed that the investigation be conducted by the federal prosecutor's office in Puerto Rico to establish criminal responsibilities on the part of those who have led the U.S. island territory into bankruptcy.

"We are here to rethink Puerto Rico, to reconsider what has happened in the past," the 84-year-old judge said. "That is why I am suggesting the matter of the grand jury." The jurist called attention to the unity of purpose on the part of Puerto Ricans to get out of the economic crisis that the island is experiencing. He also called attention to the "passivity" with which the island has accepted unequal treatment by the U.S. government, and called for mobilizing what he called "allies" in minority sectors in the mainland U.S. to denounce the violation of Puerto Rican civil rights.

"It is time for that passivity to end," Torruella said. "Our cause is just".

The above appears to have been extracted from page 3 of the 2.22.2018 issue of The San Juan Daily Star.

If you are interested in learning more of the Judge Torruella's thinking, this interview reported by El Nuevo Dia is informative.

Lin-Manuel Miranda estrenará versión salsa de canción en beneficio de Puerto Rico

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Tocas aqui para mas detalles sobre este historía.

Supporting DACA

Posted on February 10, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Dear colleagues,

We want to share our latest Op-Ed piece, published today on The Hill, regarding our fight for a clean DREAM Act.

We invite you to read and share through your networks as we redouble our efforts on behalf of more than 800,000 brothers and sisters.

Un abrazo,


Kenneth Romero-Cruz

Executive Director

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators

Taxing Puerto Rico to Death by Nelson A. Denis

Posted on February 10, 2018 at 10:05 AM

This link leads to an article by Nelson Denis which analyzes how Puerto Rico is penalized via the tax structure imposed upon it.