Press Releases

Asambleísta Pichardo: Amenazar a una persona con deportación es una forma de extorción

“Los actos de extorsión y coerción – obligar a otra persona a renunciar a su propiedad, o a cambiar sus hábitos mediante la intimidación – son ilegales bajo las leyes penales de Nueva York. Si bien estos métodos...

Assemblymember Pichardo: Threatening an Individual with Deportation is a Form of Extortion

“The acts of extortion and coercion – forcing another person to give up their property or change their habits by intimidation – are illegal under New York penal law. While these methods of intimidation often include threatening to press...

Assemblymember Pichardo: Banks Committee Passes Legislation to Help More New Yorkers Access Financial Services

Assemblymember Victor Pichardo (D-Bronx) announced that two bills he sponsored that would study underbanked communities in New York and make recommendations to improve access to financial services were both passed by the Assembly Banks Committee (A.5833,...

Asambleísta Pichardo: A pesar del veredicto de culpabilidad en Minneapolis, debemos hacer más para transformar a la policía en los Estados Unidos

“El veredicto de culpabilidad para el ex oficial de la policía Derek Chauvin demuestra que nuestro sistema de justicia tiene la capacidad de hacer lo correcto, pero aún debemos reconocer que la justicia para los asesinatos policiales...

Assemblymember Pichardo: Despite Guilty Verdict in Minneapolis, We Must Do More to Transform Policing in America

“Yesterday’s guilty verdict for former police officer Derek Chauvin shows that our justice system has the capacity to do the correct thing, but we must still recognize that justice for police killings isn’t common. Michael Brown, Eric...

El asambleísta Pichardo ayuda a aprobar el presupuesto estatal 2021-22 para colocar a Nueva York en el camino hacia la recuperación

El asambleísta Víctor M. Pichardo (D-Bronx) anunció que ayudó a aprobar el Presupuesto Estatal de Nueva York 2021-22, que incluye inversiones significativas en la recuperación pandémica del Bronx. El plan de gastos...

Assemblymember Pichardo Helps Pass 2021-22 State Budget to Set New York on the Path to Recovery

Assemblymember Victor M. Pichardo (D-Bronx) announced that he helped pass the 2021-22 New York State budget, which includes significant investments in the Bronx’s pandemic recovery. The spending plan supports New Yorkers in the wake of educational...

Assemblymember Pichardo: 2021-22 State Budget Provides Historic Investment in Bronx Communities

“For more than a year, Bronx residents have faced the devastating effects of COVID-19 and its economic fallout. From students and teachers who were forced to abruptly shift to remote learning to essential workers on the frontlines, this pandemic...

Assemblymember Pichardo Passes Landmark Marijuana Legalization Providing Restorative Justice, Economic Boost

Assemblymember Victor M. Pichardo (D-Bronx) announced that he helped pass the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which he co-sponsored, to advance restorative justice and provide economic opportunities for local communities (A.1248-A).“For...

Assemblymember Pichardo Named to General Government/Local Assistance Budget Committee

“Our State has faced one of the most difficult years in our lifetime and it is our duty as a legislative body to work toward enacting an on-time budget that works for the people. For this reason, I’m honored to be appointed as a member of...

Assemblymember Pichardo: Solitary Confinement is Torture and Must Be Significantly Restricted

“For far too long, solitary confinement has been a commonplace disciplinary measure in New York correctional facilities. The inhumane practice of using extended isolation for up to 23 hours a day as well as denial of basic needs and human interaction...

Assemblymember Pichardo: Fighting for a Budget That Will Protect and Look Out for Bronx Communities

“As the pandemic passes the one-year mark, it’s time for us to reflect on all that’s occurred in the last 12 months – the loved ones we’ve lost, the damage done to the economy and how our communities have been damaged and...

Assemblymember Pichardo: Legislation Offering Relief to Small Businesses Signed into Law

Assemblymember Victor M. Pichardo (D-Bronx) announced that the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021, which he co-sponsored to help protect small businesses from eviction and foreclosure, has been signed into law.“Our neighborhoods’...

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Assemblymember Pichardo: Governor Cuomo’s Emergency Powers Will Be Rescinded

“The emergency powers granted to the governor were put in place to combat the COVID-19 public health crisis head on. However, as we work to get our communities out of this pandemic, it is more than due time to rescind these far-reaching powers and...

Assemblymember Pichardo: Protecting New York’s Most Vulnerable Starts with Legislative Reform

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought historic changes across the state, claimed the lives of thousands of our fellow New Yorkers and shed light on critical deficiencies in our health care facilities. It’s critical that we take immediate action...

Assemblymember Pichardo: ‘Walking While Trans’ Repeal Will Make New York Safer for All

“It’s absolutely inexcusable that, in the year 2021, people are still being unfairly profiled for the way they look – be it for their race, gender or even clothing. However, section 240.37 of New York’s penal law allows law enforcement...

Assemblyman Pichardo: Town Hall Highlights Need to Make Banking More Equitable and Accessible

“I want to extend my deepest thanks to Senator James Sanders Jr. and the Public Banking Institute for helping host this town hall on how public banking could help New York’s future, and to the experts and community members who participated....

Assemblymember Pichardo Helps Pass Legislation to Support Workers, Small-Business Owners

Assemblymember Victor Pichardo (D-Bronx) has announced that he helped pass several pieces of legislation to support small businesses that have suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic.“The small businesses that call the Bronx home have been hit hard...

Protecciones históricas para los inquilinos

La Ley de Estabilidad de Vivienda y Protección del InquilinoEn junio del 2019, el asambleísta Pichardo coauspició y ayudó a aprobar la ley de regulación del alquiler más firme en el estado de Nueva York para proteger...