Speaker Heastie Statement on Hate-Motivated Vandalism of a New York State Government Office

A New York State government office, the district office of Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright, was defiled overnight with hate-filled and grotesque anti-Semitic language. The Assembly Majority has always been very clear that we have a zero tolerance policy for any form of hate, including anti-Semitism.

We must ensure the safety of the staff that work in this office and the constituents that utilize it for services. We must call out hate in all its forms. These actions are completely unacceptable and un-American. The Assembly Majority condemns this disgraceful behavior and will continue to work to ensure New York remains inclusive and welcoming for all.