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    12 June, 2019
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  • Today we hosted Dorchester's MLK School for our last Civics Day on the Hill program of the school year. The program was launched to increase diversity and build a more inclusive pipeline of future State House interns and staffers. Thank you to @bostonschools for your collaboration, thank you to MBLLC member @lizonamission for spending time with the group, and thank you to Aaron from MBLLC member @repfrankmoran 's office for speaking to the students. . . . #MApoli #Civics #Diversity #MBLLC #Black #Latinx
    Today we hosted Dorchester's MLK School for our last Civics Day on the Hill program of the school year.

The program was launched to increase diversity and build a more inclusive pipeline of future State House interns and staffers.

Thank you to @bostonschools for your collaboration, thank you to MBLLC member @lizonamission for spending time with the group, and thank you to Aaron from MBLLC member @repfrankmoran 's office for speaking to the students.
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#MApoli #Civics #Diversity #MBLLC #Black #Latinx Today we hosted Dorchester's MLK School for our last Civics Day on the Hill program of the school year.

The program was launched to increase diversity and build a more inclusive pipeline of future State House interns and staffers.

Thank you to @bostonschools for your collaboration, thank you to MBLLC member @lizonamission for spending time with the group, and thank you to Aaron from MBLLC member @repfrankmoran 's office for speaking to the students.
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#MApoli #Civics #Diversity #MBLLC #Black #Latinx Today we hosted Dorchester's MLK School for our last Civics Day on the Hill program of the school year.

The program was launched to increase diversity and build a more inclusive pipeline of future State House interns and staffers.

Thank you to @bostonschools for your collaboration, thank you to MBLLC member @lizonamission for spending time with the group, and thank you to Aaron from MBLLC member @repfrankmoran 's office for speaking to the students.
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#MApoli #Civics #Diversity #MBLLC #Black #Latinx

    Today we hosted Dorchester's MLK School for our last Civics Day on the Hill program of the school year.

    The program was launched to increase diversity and build a more inclusive pipeline of future State House interns and staffers.

    Thank you to @bostonschools for your collaboration, thank you to MBLLC member @lizonamission for spending time with the group, and thank you to Aaron from MBLLC member @repfrankmoran 's office for speaking to the students.
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    #MApoli #Civics #Diversity #MBLLC #Black #Latinx

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Massachusetts State House

Yesterday the MBLLC sat down with Gov. Charlie Baker and discussed how to increase diversity in the parole board, in construction/contracting, and in judges. Working together, we both look forward to the progress to come.

These quarterly meetings have proven to be an effective tool as both the Administration and the MBLLC work to address issues facing Black and Latinx communities in Massachusetts.
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Yesterday the MBLLC sat down with Gov. Charlie Baker and discussed how to increase diversity in the parole board, in construction/contracting, and in judges. Working together, we both look forward to the progress to come.

These quarterly meetings have proven to be an effective tool as both the Administration and the MBLLC work to address issues facing Black and Latinx communities in Massachusetts.
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40 0 20 September, 2019
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Massachusetts State House

Determined to protect immigrant communities, MBLLC member Rep. Liz Miranda is taking a leading role in advocating for the #SafeCommunitiesAct: an MBLLC priority.

She does so alongside Rep. Ruth B. Balser, Senator Jamie Eldridge, and the MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition.

Today they welcomed healthcare providers to share important stories about the current struggles immigrants face and how the Safe Communities Act would help.
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#mapoli #bospoli #westernma #merrimackvalley #springfield #policy #immigration #policy #immigrationpolicy #legislation #massachusetts #ma #commonwealth #blacl #latinx #latino #latina #blackandlatino #minority #health #publichealth #safety

Determined to protect immigrant communities, MBLLC member Rep. Liz Miranda is taking a leading role in advocating for the #SafeCommunitiesAct: an MBLLC priority.

She does so alongside Rep. Ruth B. Balser, Senator Jamie Eldridge, and the MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition.

Today they welcomed healthcare providers to share important stories about the current struggles immigrants face and how the Safe Communities Act would help.
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#mapoli #bospoli #westernma#merrimackvalley #springfield #policy #immigration #policy #immigrationpolicy #legislation #massachusetts #ma #commonwealth #blacl #latinx #latino #latina #blackandlatino #minority #health #publichealth #safety
37 0 18 September, 2019
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Massachusetts State House

Today, alongside @replizmiranda and colleagues, Rep. @nika_elugardo presented MBLLC testimony supporting legislation to expand coverage for doula services through MassHealth for all childbearing individuals in the Commonwealth.

As a priority of both the MBLLC and the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, the bill is an important step in addressing health disparities.
We thank Rep. Liz Miranda for bringing this to us and we welcome the public's support on the bill which is known as H1182 - An Act relative to Medicaid’s coverage for doula services .
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#mapoli #bospoli #westernma #merrimackvalley #publichealth #equity #healthequity #healthdisparities #healthinequity #black #latino #latinx #blckandlatino #policy #legislation

Today, alongside @replizmiranda and colleagues, Rep. @nika_elugardo presented MBLLC testimony supporting legislation to expand coverage for doula services through MassHealth for all childbearing individuals in the Commonwealth.

As a priority of both the MBLLC and the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, the bill is an important step in addressing health disparities. 
We thank Rep. Liz Miranda for bringing this to us and we welcome the public's support on the bill which is known as H1182 - An Act relative to Medicaid’s coverage for doula services .
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#mapoli #bospoli #westernma #merrimackvalley #publichealth #equity #healthequity #healthdisparities #healthinequity #black #latino #latinx #blckandlatino #policy #legislation
31 0 10 September, 2019
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Norfolk, Massachusetts

Thank you to the African American Coalition Committee at
the Massachusetts Department of Correction's MCI-Norfolk prison for hosting the MBLLC and allies to discuss visitation, criminal justice reform, voting, and other important topics. Their input has been invaluable as we continue to work on these issues.

The offices represented in the photo include the MBLLC, State Representative Russell E. Holmes, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, State Representative Jim Hawkins, State Representative Nika Elugardo, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, and State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz.

#mapoli #cjr #criminaljusticereform #doc #ma #commonwealth #massachusetts #black #latino #latinx #blackandlatino

Thank you to the African American Coalition Committee at 
the Massachusetts Department of Correction's MCI-Norfolk prison for hosting the MBLLC and allies to discuss visitation, criminal justice reform, voting, and other important topics. Their input has been invaluable as we continue to work on these issues.

The offices represented in the photo include the MBLLC, State Representative Russell E. Holmes, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, State Representative Jim Hawkins, State Representative Nika Elugardo, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, and State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz.

#mapoli #cjr #criminaljusticereform #doc #ma #commonwealth #massachusetts #black #latino #latinx #blackandlatino
34 0 9 September, 2019
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Massachusetts State House

School meal debt policies such as excluding students or their siblings from activities are detrimental to students in the most formative years of their life.

That is why the MBLLC submitted testimony yesterday in support of priority H585: An Act to promote student nutrition. Filed by Rep. Andy X. Vargas, the bill would help reduce unpaid meal debt, boost federal revenue, and ban policies such as those that directly punish students.

Those pictured here at the testimony include State Representative Carlos Gonzalez, State Representative Jose Tosado, State Representative Andy X. Vargas, State Senator Pat Jehlen, State Representative Stephan Hay, State Representative Tommy Vitolo, State Representative Jim Hawkins, and State Representative Marjorie Decker.
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#mapoli #edu #studentnutrition #lunch #mealdebt #studentlunch #edupolicy #bospoli #merrimackvalley #westernma #policy #legislation #mbllc #black #latino #latinx #blackandlatino #education

School meal debt policies such as excluding students or their siblings from activities are detrimental to students in the most formative years of their life.

That is why the MBLLC submitted testimony yesterday in support of priority H585: An Act to promote student nutrition. Filed by Rep. Andy X. Vargas, the bill would help reduce unpaid meal debt, boost federal revenue, and ban policies such as those that directly punish students.

Those pictured here at the testimony include State Representative Carlos Gonzalez, State Representative Jose Tosado, State Representative Andy X. Vargas, State Senator Pat Jehlen, State Representative Stephan Hay, State Representative Tommy Vitolo, State Representative Jim Hawkins, and State Representative Marjorie Decker.
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#mapoli #edu #studentnutrition #lunch #mealdebt #studentlunch #edupolicy #bospoli #merrimackvalley #westernma #policy #legislation #mbllc #black #latino #latinx #blackandlatino #education
41 0 5 September, 2019
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Beacon Hill, Boston

One of our goals as a Caucus is to ensure that legislation does not disproportionately/negatively impact the Black and Latinx communities we serve here in Massachusetts.

We thank @paultuckersalem and @northernessex for proactively engaging the MBLLC to strengthen (H3810) An Act Relative to Police Minimum Education by addressing potential barriers to employment.
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#MApoli #publicsafety #policeedu #policeeducation #diversity #equity #latinx #black #legislation #policy #lawrence #merrimackvalley #westernma #bospoli #police

One of our goals as a Caucus is to ensure that legislation does not disproportionately/negatively impact the Black and Latinx communities we serve here in Massachusetts.

We thank @paultuckersalem and @northernessex for proactively engaging the MBLLC to strengthen (H3810) An Act Relative to Police Minimum Education by addressing potential barriers to employment.
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#MApoli #publicsafety #policeedu #policeeducation #diversity #equity #latinx #black #legislation #policy #lawrence #merrimackvalley #westernma #bospoli #police
23 0 1 August, 2019
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Beacon Hill, Boston

The MBLLC is proud to support H3562 as a priority. The legislation, filed by State Representative Nika Elugardo, would provide equity to be leveraged for affordable housing renovation, development and resident services.
Learn more about the bill through the attached fact sheet. You can advocate for the bill by writing, calling, or emailing the Joint Committee on Housing and sharing your support for the proposal.

Those testifying today included MBLLC Chairman Carlos Gonzalez, State Representative Nika Elugardo, State Representative Liz Miranda, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Representative Denise Provost, State Representative Jim Hawkins, Economist Dr. Barry Blueston, and Cambridge Housing Authority Director of Planning & Development Margaret Moran.

#MApoli #Housing #bospoli #merrmiackvalley #equity #publichousing #policy #legislation #advocacy #black #latino #latinx #blackandlatino #ma #massachusetts #comminwealth #politics #legislature #legislation

The MBLLC is proud to support H3562 as a priority. The legislation, filed by State Representative Nika Elugardo, would provide equity to be leveraged for affordable housing renovation, development and resident services. 
Learn more about the bill through the attached fact sheet. You can advocate for the bill by writing, calling, or emailing the Joint Committee on Housing and sharing your support for the proposal.

Those testifying today included MBLLC Chairman Carlos Gonzalez, State Representative Nika Elugardo, State Representative Liz Miranda, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Representative Denise Provost,  State Representative Jim Hawkins, Economist Dr. Barry Blueston, and Cambridge Housing Authority Director of Planning & Development Margaret Moran.

#MApoli #Housing #bospoli #merrmiackvalley #equity #publichousing #policy #legislation #advocacy #black #latino #latinx #blackandlatino #ma #massachusetts #comminwealth #politics #legislature #legislation
31 0 30 July, 2019
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Beacon Hill, Boston

MBLLC member @repchynahtyler testifying in support of Caucus priorities seeking to diversify the workforce for State contracts/projects. The bills, noted below, would ensure that the workforce for projects in our communities more accurately reflects the population of those same communities.

H2792
Rep. Chynah Tyler
An Act relative to equity in public workforce

H2717/S1807
Rep. Russell E. Holmes / Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz
An Act relative to equity in public contracting in honor of Bruce C. Bolling .
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#mapoli #diversity #equity #workforce

MBLLC member @repchynahtyler testifying in support of Caucus priorities seeking to diversify the workforce for State contracts/projects. The bills, noted below, would ensure that the workforce for projects in our communities more accurately reflects the population of those same communities.

H2792
Rep. Chynah Tyler
An Act relative to equity in public workforce

H2717/S1807
Rep. Russell E. Holmes / Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz
An Act relative to equity in public contracting in honor of Bruce C. Bolling .
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#mapoli #diversity #equity #workforce
33 0 26 July, 2019
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Beacon Hill, Boston

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges as we addressed the need for supportive services, funding, equity, innovation and more in higher education.

We would like to thank all of the college presidents who participated in this valuable and fruitful conversation. We look forward to collaborating with these esteemed leaders.

Participating colleges included North Shore Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Middlesex Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, MassBay Community College, Roxbury Community College, Greenfield Community College, Northern Essex Community College.
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#MApoli #Edu #HigherEd #education #equity #funding #supportiveservices #massachusetts #lawrence #merrimackvalley #bospoli #westernma #communitycolleges #college

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges as we addressed the need for supportive services, funding, equity, innovation and more in higher education.

We would like to thank all of the college presidents who participated in this valuable and fruitful conversation. We look forward to collaborating with these esteemed leaders.

Participating colleges included North Shore Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Middlesex Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, MassBay Community College, Roxbury Community College, Greenfield Community College, Northern Essex Community College.
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#MApoli #Edu #HigherEd #education #equity #funding #supportiveservices #massachusetts #lawrence #merrimackvalley #bospoli #westernma #communitycolleges #college
50 0 25 July, 2019
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@mablacklatinocaucus

Massachusetts State House

MBLLC members testifying in support of priority legislation which would establish an independent strategy committee focused on micro and minority businesses.
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#MApoli #ecodev #diversity #MBLLC #black #latinx #jobs

MBLLC members testifying in support of priority legislation which would establish an independent strategy committee focused on micro and minority businesses.
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#MApoli #ecodev #diversity #MBLLC #black #latinx #jobs
26 0 18 June, 2019
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@mablacklatinocaucus

State House

Yesterday the Black & Latino Caucus focused on economic development and closing the wealth gap in MA during our Q2 meeting with Gov. Charlie Baker.

Thank you for the fruitful discussion and for the expertise shared by MassHousing, the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, and the Human Resources Division.

We will continue to work on the topics discussed including micro business development, home ownership, public workforce diversity, and diversity in construction.
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#MApoli #EcoDev #MBLLC #Black #Latinx #HomeOwnership #Diversity #MicroBusiness #EconomicDevelopment #WealthGap #MA #Massachusetts

Yesterday the Black & Latino Caucus focused on economic development and closing the wealth gap in MA during our Q2 meeting with Gov. Charlie Baker.

Thank you for the fruitful discussion and for the expertise shared by MassHousing, the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, and the Human Resources Division.

We will continue to work on the topics discussed including micro business development, home ownership, public workforce diversity, and diversity in construction.
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#MApoli #EcoDev #MBLLC #Black #Latinx #HomeOwnership #Diversity #MicroBusiness #EconomicDevelopment #WealthGap #MA #Massachusetts
36 0 13 June, 2019
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Beacon Hill, Boston

With the 2020 Census around the corner, it's important to acknowledge the work of our predecessors such as former MBLLC members Rep. Byron Rushing, Rep. Marie St. Fleur, Sen. Jarrett Barrios, Rep. Gloria Fox, Rep. Benjamin Swan, and others shown here at a 2000 U.S. Census event.
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#MApoli #Census #2020Census #black #latinx #mbllc

With the 2020 Census around the corner, it's important to acknowledge the work of our predecessors such as former MBLLC members Rep. Byron Rushing, Rep. Marie St. Fleur, Sen. Jarrett Barrios, Rep. Gloria Fox, Rep. Benjamin Swan, and others shown here at a 2000 U.S. Census event.
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#MApoli #Census #2020Census #black #latinx #mbllc
39 0 7 June, 2019
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@mablacklatinocaucus

Massachusetts State House

Yesterday we hosted a group of concerned local Venezuelans as they discussed the struggle for free and fair elections in the midst of an ongoing humanitarian crisis.
The insight they shared alongside academic leaders was enlightening, and we thank them for their advocacy.
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#MApoli #Black #Latinx #Venezuela #mbllc #massachusetts #ma #commonwealth #askavenezuelan

Yesterday we hosted a group of concerned local Venezuelans as they discussed the struggle for free and fair elections in the midst of an ongoing humanitarian crisis. 
The insight they shared alongside academic leaders was enlightening, and we thank them for their advocacy.
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#MApoli #Black #Latinx #Venezuela #mbllc #massachusetts #ma #commonwealth #askavenezuelan
38 0 6 June, 2019
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Beacon Hill, Boston

Black & Latino Caucus members discussing bills relevant to surveillance or data collection, while addressing privacy and ethics implications.

Thank you to the @bostonu Cyber Alliance for sharing your expertise, and thank you to @mindyforma @joanmeschino and Rep. Tackey Chan for joining the conversation.
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#mbllc #cyberalliance #data #dataprivacy #black #latino #latinx #policy #mapoli #bospoli #westernma #merrimackvalley #legislation #ma #massachusetts

Black & Latino Caucus members discussing bills relevant to surveillance or data collection, while addressing privacy and ethics implications.

Thank you to the @bostonu Cyber Alliance for sharing your expertise, and thank you to @mindyforma @joanmeschino and Rep. Tackey Chan for joining the conversation.
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#mbllc #cyberalliance #data #dataprivacy #black #latino #latinx #policy #mapoli #bospoli #westernma #merrimackvalley #legislation #ma #massachusetts
62 0 29 May, 2019
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Thanks to an intern joining us from New Mission High School in Boston, we are happy to present photos of the MBLLC from the past few decades. We are excited to share more with you in the weeks to come.

We welcome you to share the photos, comment noting those who you might recognize, and share any stories you might have of your time spent with the Caucus and/or its members.

Thanks to an intern joining us from New Mission High School in Boston, we are happy to present photos of the MBLLC from the past few decades. We are excited to share more with you in the weeks to come.

We welcome you to share the photos, comment noting those who you might recognize, and share any stories you might have of your time spent with the Caucus and/or its members.
27 0 17 May, 2019
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@mablacklatinocaucus

Massachusetts State House

Thank you to the @playerscoalition for your advocacy and for working with the MBLLC to address education funding, economic development, and other important issues facing our communities.

Thank you to the @playerscoalition for your advocacy and for working with the MBLLC to address education funding, economic development, and other important issues facing our communities.
51 0 15 May, 2019
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Beacon Hill, Boston

The Black & Latino Caucus stood alongside legislative allies today to speak in support of proposed housing reform legislation filed by Rep. Andy X. Vargas and Rep. Kevin G. Honan.

The MBLLC priority that they spoke on, H1288, would set a production goal of 427k units, reserve 20% of those units for affordable housing, foster transit equity, and much more.

Rep. Andy X. Vargas, MBLLC Chair Carlos Gonzalez, and Rep. Marjorie Decker each presented testimony on H1288 alongside Rep. Nika Elugardo, Rep. Liz Miranda Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, Rep. Mary Keefe, Rep. Tom Walsh and Rep. Tom Stanley.

#MApoli #Housing #HousingReform

The Black & Latino Caucus stood alongside legislative allies today to speak in support of proposed housing reform legislation filed by Rep. Andy X. Vargas and Rep. Kevin G. Honan.

The MBLLC priority that they spoke on, H1288, would set a production goal of 427k units, reserve 20% of those units for affordable housing, foster transit equity, and much more.

Rep. Andy X. Vargas,  MBLLC Chair Carlos Gonzalez, and Rep. Marjorie Decker each presented testimony on H1288 alongside Rep. Nika Elugardo, Rep. Liz Miranda Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, Rep. Mary Keefe, Rep. Tom Walsh and Rep. Tom Stanley.

#MApoli #Housing #HousingReform
39 0 14 May, 2019