The Minority and Women-Owned Business Roundtable
Feb 13, 2017
NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, & Asian CaucusMinority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Roundtablepresents
"Are MWBEs and Small Businesses Threatened Under the Trump Administration?"
at the46th Annual Legislative ConferenceFebruary...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte: This National African American History Month, Let's Reflect on Our Past and Learn from it
Feb 1, 2017
During every February since 1976, we celebrate National African American History Month, an occasion to remember the contributions made by African-Americans in countless aspects of American life. It's also a time for somber reflection. We honor those who...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte: Assembly Continues Leading the Way in Protecting Women's Reproductive Freedom
Jan 17, 2017
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Brooklyn) announced that she/he helped pass two critical pieces of legislation to strengthen and protect women's reproductive rights. The first measure introduced by Assemblymember Deborah Glick affirms a woman's right...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte: Today, Tomorrow, Always, We Must Continue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Fight
Jan 15, 2017
With a new president about to take office, we are entering a very uncertain time. For many, our nation appears fractured, our progress is threatened and there is real fear about what comes next. Dr. King's words above, from his 1963 book, "Strength to...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Reintroduces Bill to Support Free Community College Tuition – the NY Promise Bill (A0929)
Jan 13, 2017
Recently, Governor Cuomo announced his plans for free college tuition in New York State, after borrowing the idea from legislation that was introduced last year by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte and Senator James Sanders, Jr. proposing their version...
On Anniversary of 2010 Haiti Earthquake, New York State Haitian- American Assemblymembers Remembers Victims
Jan 11, 2017
Albany, NY - The New York State Assembly, led by its Haitian-American Caucus, will mark the seventh anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and pays tribute to the more than 200,000 victims who perished in this tragedy.
The New York State Assembly paused...
Assemblymember Bichotte Introduces Legislation that Will Help Enfranchise Haitian Voters
Apr 27, 2016
Today Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Brooklyn) announces her introduction of two bills, A9727/S7241 and A9729/S7240 also sponsored in the Senate by State Senator Kevin Parker, to ensure that Haitian Creole speaking residents would be able to fully...
Assemblymember Bichotte Helps Pass Bill Legalizing MMA in New York State
Apr 15, 2016
Today, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-NY) along with many of her colleagues will be present for the official bill signing of A2604-C with Governor Cuomo at Madison Square Garden.
On March 22nd of this year Assemblymember Bichotte helped pass the...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte's Statement on Recent Shooting in Flatbush
Apr 7, 2016
Brooklyn – "Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2 pm, Haitian-American Lorita Pierre (61), the mother of the 42nd Assembly County Committee Chair, Josue Pierre, and her neighbor, Cegueny Saintil (47), were shot after a fight had broken out on the street...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte: The Time for Paid Family Leave is Now
Apr 4, 2016
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Brooklyn) announced Assembly passage of legislation that would provide a key benefit for New York workers - paid family leave (A.3870A). While federal law provides for unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks, most workers cannot...
Enacted Budget Raises the Minimum Wage and Delivers Paid Family Leave to Support Workers and Their Families
Apr 4, 2016
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Labor Committee Chair Michelle Titus and Assembly Member Catherine Nolan announced on Friday (April 1) that the enacted budget will raise the minimum wage across the state and enact paid family leave protections for all...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Released the Following Statement on the Nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court
Mar 17, 2016
"A little over a month ago the late jurist Antonin Scalia passed away, which created a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Yesterday, President Obama fulfilled his constitutional duty and nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland who currently serves as the top...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Endorses the Assembly Budget Proposal, Putting New York's Families First
Mar 15, 2016
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Brooklyn) announced her support for the New York Assembly's budget proposal for fiscal year 2016-2017. Among other things the budget aims to enhance New York's quality of life for hard working middle-class families....
New York State Haitian-American Assemblymembers Bichotte, Solages, Jean-Pierre, and Rockland County State Legislators Respond to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Findings and Outcome of the Settlement with Interim Health, Inc.
Mar 10, 2016
Today New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced findings and that his office has reached an agreement with Interim Healthcare, Inc. of Greater New York, one of the largest healthcare staffing agencies, which unlawfully placed a help...
Minority & Women-Owned Business Roundtable
Feb 11, 2016
Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Weekend
February 13th, 9:15am-10:30amEmpire State Convention CenterMeeting Room 6
This workshop will discuss challenges that MWBEs face participating in the State's government procurement process. It will provide a robust...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Honors Women's History Month 2016, Women in Public Service and Government
Feb 4, 2016
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte honors the contributions of women in public service and government for Women's History Month. "As we look forward to extending more liberties to women across New York, especially during this celebratory month, it's imperative...
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte: African American History Month is a Time to Reflect on Our Nation's History and Celebrate the Contributions of African Americans
Feb 2, 2016
In 1914, nestled in lower Harlem, stood the newly finished Hurtig & Seamon's New Burlesque Theater, a whites-only venue. For 20 years, theater patrons and performers ignored the rise of one of America's largest black communities around them. But in...