Press Releases

Ra Visits SUNY Stony Brook, Says Funding Is Critical To Tech Innovator

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently toured the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook’s Research and Development Park and Stony Brook Medical Center. Even though Stony Brook is outside of the 21st Assembly District, Ra...

Ra, Island Harvest Kick-Off Food Drive

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently announced his partnership with Island Harvest for his first annual food drive. Running now through the end of the year, Ra is honored to partner with Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization...

Ra Honors Dever Street School For Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today presented an Assembly Poclamation to James A. Dever Elementary School, recognizing those students who distinguished themselves through their outstanding participation in Ra’s first annual Summer Reading...

Honor Those Who Have Lost The Battle, Encourage Others To Get A Mammogram

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we take pause to honor the lives lost each year to this disease and continue to support early detection programs and services. Mammograms have been a proven, time-tested tool physicians can use to...

Ra: Jobs Program Will Promote Innovation, Entrepreneurship In Long Island

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today applauded the signing of Innovate NY, a startup equity fund designed to support innovation, job creation, and increase growth in entrepreneurship throughout the state. Ra reiterated his commitment to working...

Ra: Today Signals A Victory For Our Community

I support the principles of lower taxes and making our community a more affordable place to live and do business. Today, I stand by my convictions by supporting a property tax cap and rent control regulations. Residents across our community, whether you...

Ra: Repeal MTA Payroll Tax Now

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today called on his colleagues to take immediate action on Assembly bill 8193-A, legislation which would repeal and phase out the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) payroll tax. Passed by the state Senate...

Ra Votes For Ethics Reform, More Anti-Corruption Legislation Needed

“I was elected to fight for our community and change the status quo in Albany. The passage of this ethics bill is a first step to completely rid Albany of its notorious corruption. Two recent governors, a state comptroller, and a slew of state senators...

Assemblyman Ra Participates In Elmont Model UN Program, Honors Founder Lee Marcus

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) yesterday spoke at the Model United Nations conference at Stewart Manor School. Ra spoke to students from each of Elmont School District’s six participating schools, including Alden Terrace, Covert Avenue,...

Assemblyman Ra Joins Local Leaders To Celebrate Victory For West Hempstead Community

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Town Councilman Ed Ambrosino, Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella and other local officials as they witnessed the start of demolition activity...

Assemblyman Ra Congratulates H. Frank Carey High School Students

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently congratulated a group of H. Frank Carey High School students who participated in the New York State Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference (FBLA) in Rochester. The students were tested...

Ra: Audit Responsible Move To Deliver Timely Relief To Homeowners

“I am encouraged by the announcement of Governor Cuomo today that will finally shed light on what the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has kept in the dark for too long. The order for a thorough audit of LIPA signifies that there needs to be more...

Ra Blasts ‘Anti-Education’ Budget, LI Schools Facing Larger-Than-Average Cuts

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently attended an education meeting at the Capitol. As a member of the Education committee, Ra participated in a panel where he pressed lawmakers to treat each school district in a fair and equitable manner....

Hate Crime A Direct Attack On Our Community, Says Ra

“As your Assemblyman in the 21st district, my job is to represent your views in the state Capitol. But there are some who want to force their twisted views on us. Our neighborhoods are ready to tell these merchants of hate that they will not succeed...

Ra Calls For Closer Look At Education Budget Proposals

Assemblyman Edward Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined a bipartisan panel of lawmakers for a budget hearing at the Capitol. As a member on the Education committee, Ra participated in an elementary- and secondary-education panel. The panel heard...

Ra Meets With Cuomo, Discusses Budget’s Impact On Community

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) met this morning with Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss some of the upcoming budget challenges in light of the economic hardships faced Upstate. Ra and his colleagues were invited to meet with Cuomo in order to...

Ra Visits Chaminade High School

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) on Thursday addressed students at Chaminade High School as part of a districtwide education initiative. Ra spoke to students about his time at Chaminade, the importance of higher education, and both the challenges...

Ra Reviewing Cuomo’s Budget

Assemblyman Edward Ra (21st Assembly District) today began an in-depth review of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget. Ra analyzed the governor’s key proposed cuts and other recommendations in the 1,000-plus-page document which is seeking...