Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Brentwood) has been elected to serve as the 1st Vice Chair of the New York State’s powerful Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian (BPHA) Legislative Caucus.
“Since its creation, the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus has been a crucial alliance working to give minorities a powerful voice in our state government,” said Assemblyman Ramos. “I am stepping into this role with a great sense of honor and a deep appreciation for the importance of including all viewpoints in every aspect of the legislative process.”
The BPHA caucus is committed to furthering the interests of minorities, lower- and middle-class families and hardworking New Yorkers all across the state. The caucus works to achieve this goal by participating in the legislative process, identifying issues that undermine or threaten the basic rights of minority groups, advocating and raising public awareness and working with like-minded organizations to share information and perspectives.
“Here in New York, we celebrate our diversity,” said Assemblyman Ramos. “The differences in our background and heritage are what make our communities so strong, our culture so rich and our state so beautiful. I am committed to ensuring that families of every ethnicity, creed and color have the voice they deserve in our state government.”