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Ra's Annual Picnic Honoring Veterans Will Shift to Socially Distanced Takeout Event

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) today announced that his annual ‘Heroes for Heroes’ picnic honoring veterans will offer takeout meals this year in an effort to promote public health and comply with the latest COVID-19 guidance from the...

30th Anniversary of ADA Points Path Forward to More Transportation Accessibility

Earlier this week, our nation recognized the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). President George H.W. Bush signed the landmark bill into law on July 26, 1990. It’s one of the most transformational pieces of legislation...

Ra Blasts Majority Efforts to Stack the Deck in Redistricting Process

“In 2014, New Yorkers went to the polls and approved a referendum that would prevent one party from dominating the redistricting process. It appealed to their sense of fairness. There’s a word for one party drawing district lines without fair-minded...

Discussions About Policing Have Spun Out of Control A Legislative Column by Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square)

Since the tragic killing of George Floyd by disgraced police officers in Minneapolis, Americans are discussing issues regarding race, law enforcement and criminal justice with renewed passion and openness. Many of these discussions have been productive....

On Heels of Administration's Report, Ra Calls for Independent Investigation of Nursing Home Disaster

“The administration’s claim that their March 25 order requiring nursing homes to accept COVID-19 positive patients was not a significant factor in the tragedy that unfolded is incredibly hard for me to believe. It underscores why further investigation...

Our Kids Belong in the Classroom This Fall

It’s not unusual for the governor to encounter opposition to one of his policy proposals. However, when he recently questioned the long-term viability and practicality of in-classroom learning in schools across the state, the reaction was swift,...

Ra Honors Winner of 2020 Video Challenge on The Struggles of High School

Recently, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) held a plaque presentation ceremony at his District Office to honor Jacob Tabari, the winner of his 2020 Video Challenge. This year’s challenge was titled “The Struggles of High School.” Jacob...

After Bombshell Wall Street Journal Report, Ra Says Majority Should Put National Politics Aside, Focus on State Response to Covid-19

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) believes the Assembly Majority should refocus the purpose and scope of upcoming hearings on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “When the Majority repeatedly wants to use state resources...

Miller, Walsh, Ra: Fighting for All

Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach), Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) and Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) are teaming up to advocate for the safe and responsible reopening of group home visitation...

Ra Honors Local Winner of His Annual Civics Contest

This week, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) honored Kaitlyn Goldman, the winner of his annual “There Ought to Be a Law” contest. The contest tasks local students with devising a legislative solution to a problem facing our society. Over...

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