The Mission and Purpose of NYSABPRL

The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. (NYSABPRL) is dedicated to engaging New York State residents in dialogue about issues and policies that are having an impact at any given time – adverse or favorable – on their communities. More important is the fact that NYSABPRL aims to empower New York State residents with information and tools, to embark on initiatives aimed at delivering positive outcomes in their local communities. Historically, NYSABPRL has engaged the public at its annual convention, through the presentation of issue-focused workshops, and by collaborating with and lauding community-based leaders from every county, city, community and neighborhood across the State. NYSABPRL’s annual convention has always been and will continue to be the arena at which community service, educational advancement, community development, and economic development across the state is recognized. In 2020, NYSABPRL intends to launch its expanded mission and focus. Its efforts and programs are directed towards:


Utilizing the resources of the ‘Association’ in calling attention to issues of concern facing people of color. Moreover, engaging the participation of community-based organizations; not-for-profits; government agencies and the private sector in assisting in the development of solutions to those identified issues;


As a body, the Members of the ‘Association’ have identified education and youth leadership as one of their focuses;


Understanding the changeable nature of the economic conditions of New York State, we will implement efforts to provide resources directly to the communities that we represent in order to develop and implement education, human service and economic development initiatives;


Identifying, analyzing and describing those conditions, circumstances and events that undermine and threaten people’s unalienable rights;


Seeking the association and exchanging of information with other like-minded organizations;


Engaging in such other activities as will warrant the public’s trust, confidence, support and respect.