PRBA President 2009 – 2010
As an attorney, and during his time in public office, Roberto Ramirez’ activism and his vision of a better New York, has earned him a reputation as one of the hardest working public officials in government and as a “voice of conscience” on some of the most pressing issues affecting the Puerto Rican community.
Mr. Ramirez has been one of New York’s most formidable activists in the crusade against social injustice and racism. With many other New York leaders he led the protests to halt the U.S. bombing of the Puerto Rican Island of Vieques, spending 40 days in a Federal Penitentiary for his act of civil disobedience to stop the bombings. Mr. Ramirez also subjected himself to arrest in demonstrations in the wake of the brutal shooting of Amadou Diallo.