Press Releases

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal to Co-Chair Hearing into Problems & Delays with Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

New York, NY – On Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 10 am, New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Social Services, will co-chair an in-person hearing in New York City to examine the problems and delays plaguing the...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces New Legislation to Implement Immediate Statewide Ban on Municipal Use and Purchase of Products Containing Glyphosate

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that she will be introducing legislation to implement an immediate ban on the use of glyphosate on state owned, operated and leased properties and to prohibit New...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Statement on Governor Cuomo

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Social Services, today called on Governor Cuomo to resign and urged the Assembly to impeach if he does not."In light of the findings in Attorney General...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal's Testimony Before the New York City Housing Authority on the Draft Public Housing Agency Plan for Fiscal Year 2022

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of Committee on Social Services, to Hold Hearing on Problems Plaguing Emergency Rental Assistance Program

NEW YORK – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Social Services, today announced that her committee will hold a hearing, with the Committees on Housing and Ways and Means, into the Emergency Rental...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Statement on Massive Overdose Death Increase

“Staggering. A 21.8% increase in overdose deaths between 2019 and 2020 in New York State is simply appalling. More than 5,000 people lost their lives to substance use disorder, and their families are left wondering what they could have done differently....

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Denounces Plan to Bring Chick-fil-A Restaurants to New York State Thruway

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) sent the letter below to the New York State Thruway Authority denouncing the newly released plan to bring Chick-fil-A restaurants to service areas along the New York State Thruway...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill to Crack Down on Animal Cruelty Passes Both Houses

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her bill (A5823/S5023) to require veterinarians to report suspected cases of animal cruelty has passed both houses and now heads to the Governor. The bill, which was...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill to Allow Pregnant People who are Incarcerated to Have Support Person of Their Choosing During Labor and Delivery Heads to Gov

New York, NY - Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill (A.611) to allow pregnant people who are incarcerated to have a support person of their choosing while they labor with and deliver their child has passed both...

Senator Kavanagh and Assemblymember Rosenthal Announce Passage of Landmark Bill Expanding FHEPS Homelessness Prevention Program

New York, NY – State Senator Brian Kavanagh, Chair of the Senate Housing Committee and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), Chair of the Assembly Social Services Committee, today announced that their bill to raise the maximum rent...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill Banning Ghost Guns Passes Both Houses, Heads to Governor for Signature

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal today announced that the Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act, which will ban ghost guns by requiring all guns to be serialized, passed the New York State Assembly, after previously passing the State...

Assemblymember Rosenthal & Senator Kavanagh Announce Passage of Major Reform for Mitchell-Lama Co-Ops

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and State Senator Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan and Brooklyn), today announced that their Mitchell-Lama reform bill (A.7272/S.6412) has passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage of Her Bill to Ban the Use of Coal Tar-Based Sealant Products Now Heads to Governor’s Desk

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that after 10 years ofher bill to ban the sale of coal tar-based pavement products has passed the New York State Assembly and Senate and now heads to the...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill to Make Menstrual Products Free to People in Shelters Statewide Passes Both Houses Unanimously, Heads to Governor for Signature

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill to require that menstrual products be provided free to people in shelters statewide has passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate...

Assemblymember Rosenthal: Legislation Passes to Expand Access to Medication Assisted Treatment, the Gold Standard in Harm Reduction, to People Incarcerated in State Prisons and County Jails

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal today announced that her bill requiring all state correctional facilities and county jails to provide incarcerated individuals struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) with access to...

Assembymember Linda B. Rosenthal Slams Decision in 200 Amsterdam Avenue Case; Recommits to Passing State Legislation to Prevent Similar Zoning Lot Mergers

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) joined advocates, community members and her colleagues in government to express dismay with the Appellate Division’s determination in the 200 Amsterdam Avenue case."The...

Assemblymemer Linda B. Rosenthal Announces that Staff and Volunteers at Food Banks, Pantries and Grab-and-Go Sites are Now Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

New York, NY - After tremendous organizing and advocacy, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) is thrilled to announce that staff and volunteers at food pantries, banks and grab-and-go sites have finally been added by the State to the list...

Assemblymembers Rosenthal & González-Rojas, Along With 33 State Lawmakers Demand Food Pantry Workers Be Immediately Prioritized in Phase 1B of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

New York, NY – Led by New York State Assemblymembers Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and Jessica González-Rojas, a contingent of more than 30 state lawmakers sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to include food pantry, food bank...

Statement from Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal on Humane Society Investigation into Horrifying Conditions at USDA-Licensed Puppy Mills

New York – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) issued the following statement after the Humane Society of the United States’ announcement of the results of a major investigation into...

New York State Assembly Hearing on Alcohol and Drug Treatment During COVID-19 Paints Picture of Crisis

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), Chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, held a hearing, in which it was revealed that the people with substance use disorder have been deeply affected by the colliding...