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Legislative Redistricting: Challenges to Hispanic Congressional Representation in New York State, 2021
Congressional Redistricting in New York State (Full Webinar)
This webinar will introduce participants to the process and challenges New Yorkers, particularly Hispanics, will face in the upcoming redistricting of congressional districts that takes place every ten years. Centro: the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, the leading academic research institute dedicated to the study of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, and the largest and oldest Latino Studies research institute on the East Coast, along with LatinoJustice-PRLDEF, the premier Latino public interest law practice and leading legal advocacy and human and civil right Hispanic organization on the East Coast, will describe what Hispanics can expect from the reapportionment and redistricting process taking place in 2021, discuss the findings of a new research brief from Centro on the subject, and learn how Hispanics can become actively involved in the process of redrawing political boundaries in New York State.
Joining this discussion will be the Honorable Robert Rodríguez, member of the New York State Assembly and co-chair of the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, and Dr. Ivelisse Cuevas-Molina, Assistant Professor at Fordham University and member of the New York Independent Redistricting Commission, charged with redrawing legislative districts in the state.
Carlos Vagas Ramos Presentation
Juan Cartagena Presentation
Fulvia Vargas-De Leon Presentation
Discussion with the Honorable Robert Rodríguez, and Ivelisse Cuevas-Molina
Redistricting 2020: Challenges to Hispanic Congressional Representation in New York State
by Carlos Vargas-Ramos
The process of apportioning political power in the United is about to begin. New York Latino U.S. representatives, and specifically Puerto Rican representatives, are vulnerable to losing their congressional seats in the upcoming process of congressional reapportionment and redistricting. This brief presents an analysis of population change at the state, county and congressional district levels to illustrate the changes to come in the process of congressional reapportionment and redistricting as it affects federal political representation in New York State. New York gained population between decades, but at a very low rate. New York gained population because of the sustained growth of the state’s Hispanic population, which countered the declining population of the state, particularly the decreasing non-Hispanic white population.
Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Director of Public Policy and Development at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College (CUNY), centropr.hunter.cuny.edu;
Lucia Gomez, Political Director at NYC Central Labor Council - AFL-CIO; and Executive Director of LA Fuente A Tri-State Worker & Community Fund Inc, www.nycclc.org; [email protected] 201-988-8824
Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, www.latinojustice.org/en; https://www.latinojustice.org/en/form/contact-us
Fulvia Vargas-De Leon, Associate Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, https://www.latinojustice.org/en; https://www.latinojustice.org/en/form/contact-us
New York State Assembly member Robert J. Rodriguez, Co-Chair of the NYS Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, latfor.state.ny.us; [email protected]
Ivelisse Cuevas-Molina, New York Independent Redistricting Commission, www.ivelissecuevas.com/researchProfessional BiosCarlos Vargas-Ramos is the Center for Puerto Rican Studies’s Director for Public Policy, External and Media Relations, and Development. As social scientist, he has worked on the impact of migration on Puerto Rican political behavior, political attitudes and orientations, as well as on issues of racial identity. A political scientist by training, Dr. Vargas-Ramos is editor of Race, Front and Center: Puerto Rican Perspectives on Race, and co-editor, along with Edwin Meléndez, of Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium. Carlos is also author, among others of “Political Crisis, Migration and Electoral Behavior” CENTRO: The Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 30(3): 279-312 (2018) and “The role of state actors in Puerto Rico’s long century of migration,” in Anke Birkenmaier, editor Caribbean Migrations: The Legacies of Colonialism (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press) 2020.Lucia Gómez is the Political Director of the NYC Central Labor Council – AFL-CIO. Prior to joining the NYC CLC, Lucia was the Director of Organizing and Strategic Partnerships for LiUNA Local 78. Lucia has been engaged in census and redistricting work since 1999. She first served as LatinoJustice PRLDEF's East Coast Latino Voting Rights Project Director, and later as a Policy Fellow with the National Institute for Latino Policy.Juan Cartagena is a constitutional and civil rights attorney who is the President & General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, one of the nation’s leading civil rights public interest legal organizations that represents Latinas and Latinos throughout the country and works to increase their entry into the legal profession. Mr. Cartagena is particularly recognized for his work on the political representation of poor and marginalized communities – especially Puerto Rican and Latino communities. His publications focus on protecting the voting strength of Latinx voters and his voting rights litigation has taken him to courts in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, Florida and New Hampshire.Fulvia Vargas-De Leon is an Associate Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF. Her practice focuses on voting rights issues including enfranchisement of individuals formerly incarcerated and language access as well as redistricting. Prior to joining LatinoJustice, she was a Staff Attorney at Bronx Legal Services and the New York Legal Assistance Group where her practice focused on housing, labor and employment and public benefits. Fulvia is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law and Lehigh University.Robert J. Rodriguez was elected to the New York State Assembly in November 2010. He represent the 68th Assembly district. As an Assemblyman, Robert focuses on protecting and creating affordable housing, bringing good jobs into our community and ensuring our children get the quality education they deserve. He is co-chair of the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment.Ivelisse Cuevas-Molina is an assistant professor of political science at Fordham University Rose Hill College in the Bronx, where she teaches courses on American politics, political participation, racial and ethnic politics, and Latino Politics. She grew up in Lares, Puerto Rico and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. She currently serves as a non-partisan member of the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission
This event is cosponsored by LatinoJustice PRLDEF
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Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM EST/4:00 AST
Puerto Rico has suffered the compounded effects of multiple disasters since the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. At the end of 2019, the island was impacted with recurrent seismic activity in the southwest region, including a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on January 7, 2020. In early 2020, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting health crises induced yet another economic contraction. All these disasters are underscored by a crushing debt crisis and a federally mandated austerity regime since 2016. Multiple natural disasters have exacerbated vulnerability and poverty; and public energy, telecommunications, water, health, and transportation systems have deteriorated and become even more vulnerable, causing systematic failures in social safety nets.
Post-disaster federal funding for economic recovery offers Puerto Rico a unique window of opportunity to restore its economy and infrastructure in a more resilient fashion while strengthening the nonprofit sector capacity for community planning, housing development and neighborhood revitalization. However, such an opportunity is contingent on implementing a comprehensive strategy for reforming public policy to encourage and support nonprofit developers participation in reconstruction programs, building industry capacity by strengthening intermediaries and CDCs, encouraging intra-industry partnerships and collaborations, and providing professional development for economic recovery.
Join us Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM EST/4:00 AST for a webinar to discuss the collection of studies included in Fall 2020 special volume of the Centro Journal showing evidence of how post disaster recovery is progressing in Puerto Rico, and the challenges and opportunities for local participation in reconstruction programs.
This webinar is cosponsored by
The National Puerto Rican Agenda, National Puerto Rican Student Coalition, IdeaComún,
Puerto Rican Student Association at NYU, Despierta Boricua at Yale, and Urbana Planifica
Entrepreneurial Dynamics in Puerto Rico Before and After Hurricane María
Marinés Aponte, Professor, Business Administration Department at Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras
Centros de Apoyo Mutuo: reconfigurando la asistencia en tiempos de desastre
Roberto Vélez-Vélez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, SUNY at New Paltz
Impact of Hurricane María to the Civic Sector: A Profile of Non-Profits in Puerto Rico
Ivis García Zambrana, Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
Puerto Rico Community Development Industry’s Capacity for Disaster Recovery
Edwin Meléndez, Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College
What is Possible? Policy Options for Long-term Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico
Ariam L. Torres Cordero, Centro Researcher and doctoral student in Urban Planning (DSUP) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Presenter bios can be found at this link: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/education/instructores
A Profile of Non-Profits and Recovery PPP (PDF) by Ivis Garcia Zambrana
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Oportunidades de financiamiento disponibles para organizaciones sin fines de lucro (OSFLs) programas CDBG-DR y PPP
Acompáñenos a un webinar que aborda las oportunidades de apoyo disponibles actualmente para organizaciones sin fines de lucro, derivadas tanto de la Pandemia del COVID (PPP) como de los fondos de recuperación del Huracán María (CDBG-DR).
Contaremos con el Subsecretario de Vivienda de Puerto Rico a cargo de los fondos de CDBG-DR y con la Directora Ejecutiva de COFECC, una eminente corporación comunitaria de desarrollo y financiamiento (CDFI) certificada por el SBA y otras agencias federales.
Ing. Dennis González, Subsecretario de Vivienda de Puerto Rico a cargo del Programa CDBG-DR (Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery) de HUD
Oportunidades de financiamiento disponibles con fondos CDBG-DR para organizaciones sin fines de lucro (OSFLs) para iniciativas de incubadoras/aceleradoras (SBIA), capacitación laboral (WT) y financiamiento de pequeñas empresas y OSFLs (SBF). Además, un anticipo de la convocatoria futura para vivienda de interés social para poblaciones vulnerables.
Lcda. Giovanna Piovanetti, Presidenta Ejecutiva de la Corporación para el Financiamiento Empresarial del Comercio y de las Comunidades (COFECC)
Nuevas oportunidades de apoyo para organizaciones sin fines de lucro y pequeñas empresas bajo el programa Payment Protection Program (PPP) del Small Business Administration (SBA) y otros nuevos programas del CARES Act
Moderadores: Dr. Rafael A. Torrech San Inocencio y Dr. Carlos Vargas-Ramos
Caja de herramientas (documentos):
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- CDBG-DR Advancing the recovery Opportunities for ngos/OSFLs / Eng. Dennis G. González PPP
- Programas de Apoyo y Financiamiento a las Entidades sin Fines de Lucro como resultado del COVID-19 / Lcda. Giovanna Piovanetti PPP
- SBA_PPP_and other_Resources_small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final
La Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto de los Estados Unidos (OMB) acaba de flexibilizar a corto plazo ciertos requisitos administrativos, financieros, gerenciales y de auditoría a solicitantes y recipientes de fondos federales. Son aplicables a organizaciones sin fines de lucro y agencias que ofrecen servicios de investigación y servicios necesarios para atender el COVID-19; y aquellas afectadas por la pérdida de capacidad operacional y aumento de costos durante la crisis. Abordaremos en el webinar los diversos requisitos flexibilizados.Además, a tono con la Declaración de Emergencia en los Estados Unidos, FEMA ha hecho disponible a organizaciones y agencias apoyo para actividades elegibles bajo la Categoría B de su Programa de Asistencia Pública. Las organizaciones sin fines de lucro pueden ser elegibles para reembolsos de servicios y medidas de protección de emergencia vinculables a la crisis del COVID-19. El webinar abordará los variados servicios aplicables, cómo solicitar elegibilidad a FEMA (antes del 15 de abril), y la necesaria coordinación de estos servicios con los planes y estrategias de respuesta del Gobierno de Puerto Rico y sus agencias de salud.
El webinar incluirá una caja de herramientas con documentos de referencia y formularios de solicitud. / TOOLKIT
- Carta a Subaplicantes (COVID19 - FEMA-3425-EM)
- COVID-19 Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet
- FMA RPA
- OMB = M-20-17 - 6 month Extensions
- OMB M-20-11
- Torrech OSFL Ausentes - Marzo 24, 2020
Puerto Rico’s COVID-19 Web Map
COVID-19 Positive Cases
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