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  • Webinar
    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.

     

    Presenters

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    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/research   
     
    Professional Bios
     
    Carlos 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


     

    Join the Zoom webinar at :
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83392117798?pwd=K3Z4ZUNBNkQ3dDZRdDJmVXIzenpaUT09

     



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    Redistricting 2020: Challenges to Hispanic Congressional Representation in New York State
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  • rsvped for COVID-19 webinar 4 2020-05-06 11:06:24 -0400

    Fondos CARES Act para iniciativas en respuesta a COVID-19: CDBG-CV y USDA

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    El webinar " Fondos CARES Act para iniciativas en respuesta a COVID-19: CDBG-CV y USDA " presentará las pautas de flexibilización para el uso de los fondos de subvención en bloque de desarrollo comunitario (CDBG) de la Ley CARES utilizados para respaldar la respuesta al coronavirus. Además se discutirán los fondos de respuesta al coronavirus asignados al USDA-Rural Development ante la crisis de salubridad y económica causada por la pandemia. La agencia de servicios de alimentación y nutrición (FNS) ha emitido una serie de exenciones para permitirle a los gobiernos estatal y locales incentivar las cadenas locales de suministros para continuar el abastecimiento de alimentos.

     

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    Lic. Luis Carlos Fernández Trinchet, Secretario Departamento de la Vivienda de Puerto Rico
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    Josué E. Rivera
    , State Director of Rural Development (RD) in Puerto Rico United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    Bio

     


    Caja de herramientas (documentos):

    Información ofrecida por el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (en inglés, United States Department of Agriculture, USDA)

    Nosotros en Desarrollo rural (RD) somos el componente de financiamiento comercial, vivienda asequible, e infraestructura para potenciar el desarrollo económico en las comunidades rurales, como usted conoce. La agencia recientemente abrió una ventana para nuestro programas de subvenciones de telemedicina y educación a distancia, programas vitales en momentos como este.

    La agencia de servicios de alimentación y nutrición (FNS) ha emitido una serie de exenciones para permitirle al gobierno estatal y local continuar proveyendo alimentos.

    En Rural hemos provisto una serie de medidas para ayudar a los prestatarios, flexibilizando las reglas, estableciendo moratorias, y extendiendo fechas de las subvenciones. Puedes leer las medidas aquí: https://rd.usda.gov/coronavirus

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  • rsvped for COVID-19 webinar 3 2020-04-23 15:30:56 -0400

    Oportunidades de financiamiento disponibles para organizaciones sin fines de lucro (OSFLs) programas CDBG-DR y PPP

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    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


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  • rsvped for COVID-19 webinar 2 2020-04-02 10:30:35 -0400

    COVID-19 respuestas e intervenciones de salubridad y rembolsos federales disponibles

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    Descripción: Presentación y discusión de las respuestas e intervenciones en el campo de la salud al COVID-19 en Puerto Rico.  Con el beneficio de recursos involucrados directamente en la respuesta del gobierno.  Información sobre cómo vincular la respuesta de organizaciones salubristas, académicas y de investigación a los esfuerzos del Gobierno de Puerto Rico.  Actualización de los mecanismos de reembolso disponibles a través de FEMA y los tipos de actividades elegibles ante la Declaración de Emergencia de los EEUU y la Declaración de Desastre Mayor de Puerto Rico.


     

    Dr. Orville M. Disdier Flores, Director Ejecutivo del Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico

    Jennifer Hinojosa, Data Center,Center for Puerto Rican Studies

    Dr. José F. Rodríguez-Orengo, Executive Director of FDI Clinical Research, Escuela Medicina UPR

    Enlace para versión completa: Aqui watch?v=Jl4nembfxrs&

    Dr. Rafael Torrech, Grants and Disaster Management consultant

    Moderador: Gilberto Guevara, Responsive Innovation Lab, Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust

    Dr. Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Director of Development and External Relations, Center for Puerto Rican Studies


    Caja de herramientas (documentos):


    COVID19 Rapid Grant

    The Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust (the Trust) has issued the COVID19 RAPID grant. The grant aims to support projects that will improve our understanding and available control measures for COVID-19.

    The Trust’s RAPID funding mechanism is used for proposals having a severe urgency with regard to the availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.

    Guidelines and application can be found here: https://prsciencetrust.org/research-grants-program/#covidgrant


    Para obtener más información, envíenos un correo electrónico a:  [email protected] síganos en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IDEAComun
     
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