NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York State Assembly’s first African American speaker joined Saturday morning’s Action Rally.
Carl Heastie joined Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network.READ MORE: 2 Shot Aboard Subway Train In Harlem; Suspect At LargeConnecticut Reports First Confirmed Case Of Omicron Variant
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our community, for the first time to have one of us sit at the table,” he said.
Heastie is 47 and was first elected to the assembly in 2000.MORE NEWS: Harlem Resident Who Helped Police Catch Suspect In Deadly Stabbing Recalls 'Unbelievable' Encounter With Alleged Killer