Somos El Futuro Or Somos Ningunos: 20 Something Years Later & Still Being Insulted

Somos El Futuro Or Somos Ningunos: 20 Something Years Later & Still Being Insulted

I did not have to attend the Somos El Futuro conference in Albany this year to learn what I concluded years ago: that the conference is a great place to meet old friends, network and party, but ineffective in addressing the real problems affecting the Latino community of our state.

The recent action of the governor to address the longstanding issue of the lack of Latinos in state jobs by convening a task force was not only a joke, but also insulting.

I have written on this issue …

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Amalgamated Transit Union Support’s Our Campaign

Amalgamated Transit Union Support’s Our Campaign

Julio Pabón, Candidate for City Council in the Bronx’s 17 District,

Receives Support from Amalgamated Transit Union Support Reflects Pabón’s Commitment to Improving Local Subway Stations

Bronx, Feb 3 – The candidacy of Julio Pabón in the upcoming Special General Election to fill the vacant seat in the City Council from the Bronx’s 17th District received a boost recently thanks to a donation from the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents transit workers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The ATU’s support reflects Pabón’s commitment …

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Bx County Organization Vs. The People Of The Bronx: A Telling Article

This is one article that helps give a good overview of Bronx politics, especially for this upcoming special election: Please read, and circulate to all interested parties.

Bx County Vs. People of the Bronx

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An Exercise In Futility Or Real Sincere Interest for Change?

An Exercise In Futility Or Real Sincere Interest for Change?

Now that the former councilperson for the 17th district has officially resigned and the campaign to fill her seat is a reality I want to tell this story as to one of the reasons that our borough continues to deny itself of true progressive change.

On Friday December 11th, 2015 I had an interview with the Bronx County Democratic Organization for their possible endorsement for what everyone expected, the vacant city council District 17 seat that was vacated when the present councilmember, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo …

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Press Release On Pabón’s Official Announcement

Press Release On Pabón’s Official Announcement

Julio Pabón, South Bronx Activist & Small Business Owner Will Officially Announce His Candidacy for City Council-17th District.

For Immediate Release                                   For Additional Information Contact: 646-580-4846

On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 Julio Pabón, will formally announce his candidacy for City Council in the upcoming special election for District 17 in the South Bronx. The press conference will take place at the Bronx Supreme Court located at 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY at …

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My Participation In The Bronx Forum For A Progressive Latino Agenda

My Participation In The Bronx Forum For A Progressive Latino Agenda

Last Saturday December 5, 2015 I participated in another important event for the South Bronx, I participated not as a candidate for city council but as a community activist that is concerned for the future of our community.

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Issue of Lack of Puerto Rican’s In The Mayor’s Administration

Issue of Lack of Puerto Rican’s In The Mayor’s Administration

Apparently the issue of the lack of Puerto Rican’s in mayor Bill DeBlasio’s administration continues to be raised in different sectors of the Boricua and Latino communities throughout the city.

Attached is an article that addresses that issue: SOURCE

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Fresh Direct Moves To Construct & Community Continues To Organize

Fresh Direct Moves To Construct & Community Continues To Organize

There is a saying that say’s something like this: “It only takes a few committed people to make change, In fact, it always has.”

That is the story of the South Bronx residents who continue to organize, march, protest, write letters, make speeches, and write poems, music, and paint murals expressing our disagreement with the sweetheart deals to bring Fresh Direct to the South Bronx. Congratulations to all those who came out to support this issue on a cold morning Monday December 22 when Fresh Direct …

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My Support For Open & Early Discovery Of Evidence

My Support For Open & Early Discovery Of Evidence

One of several actions Discovery for Justice (D4J) has held to raise awareness to this important issue. (Photo JP)

Did you know that New York State is in company with a few really conservative states that permit District Attorney’s to withhold evidence against an accused at time of arraignment? This allows for many innocent people to go to jail, or to plea bargain to lesser charges for something that they did not do. This is an issue that very few people have payed attention to …

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Why I’m Against Fresh Direct

Why I’m Against Fresh Direct

On Monday several hundred people from all ranks, majority Bronx residents packed a Hostos Community College auditorium to express their opinion at the Empire State Development’s Public Hearing on whether to grant Fresh Direct corporation a $9million dollar grant and $1 million dollar loan for their relocation to the South Bronx.

The company has already received a truck load of monies from the city, thanks to the exiting mayor Bloomberg’s administration to help corporations over small businesses.  They have also received support from the Bronx Borough …

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