New York, NY (PRWEB) October 8, 2007
WHO: Assemblyman William Scarborough (D - Queens), active member of the Assembly's Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, which oversees spending and management of State Authorities;
Yolanda Coly, Managing Director of The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law firms (NAMWOLF), the nation's leading advocate for equity in law firm retention practices;
State Senate Minority Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D - St. Albans)
New York City Council Member Leroy Comrie (D - St. Albans)
Also scheduled to attend:
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks D - NY
Leader of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, Assemblyman Daryl C. Towns (D - Brooklyn)
WHAT: Press conference to announce stunning findings of in-depth study of NY State Authority spending on minority owned law firms
WHY: New York State's Authorities are among the least diverse or transparent, in terms of spending, nationwide. Assemblyman Scarborough's proposal is designed to address the circumstance at its core. NAMWOLF has plans to issue diversity and transparency report cards for the governments of the largest cities in the U.S.
WHEN: PRESS CONFERENCE
Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: New York City Hall (front steps)
Copies of Documents Obtained By NAMWOLF Through the Freedom of Information Law are Available Upon Request