Press Releases

Assembly Member Seawright and Weinstein Sexual Assault Trial Witnesses Seek Pioneering Penal Law Reforms to Protect Victims

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright unveiled new legislation today that would, for the first time, define the meaning of consent in the state of New York’s penal law for sexual assault and all crimes.Under the Seawright proposal, consent is defined...

Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright and Speaker Carl Heastie Announce Passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act to Legalize Adult Use of Marijuana in New York State

Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright and Speaker Carl Heastie today announced the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act to legalize adult use of marijuana in New York State.Seawright said the Act will advance a new era of equity and...

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright Regarding the Proposed Upper East Side Blood Center Tower

Assemblymember Seawright Honors ‘Women of Distinction’ During Women's History Month

Assembly Member Seawright Joins in Passing Legislation to Increase Transparency and Accountability in Government During Sunshine Week

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright has joined in supporting four measures in the New York State Assembly to enhance transparency and accountability in government, marking the Sunshine Week's nationwide observance."Now more than ever, our democratic...

Seawright Stands Up for Nursing Home Residents

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Mayor de Blasio and Dr. Katz responded to a question regarding Coler at the Mayor’s Briefing on March 16, 2021 regarding Roosevelt Island’s Coler Hospital. Click here to watch the clip. Seawright issued the following statement to respond:...

Assembly Member Seawright Statement on the Shooting in Georgia

Assembly Member Seawright issued the following statement on mass shootings in the United States:“In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four of more fatalities, according to the Violence Project.Two shootings transpired...

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright have Announced a "Recover and Restart" State Budget Plan

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright have announced a "recover and restart" state budget plan that targets historic investments in health care, housing, education, higher education, and local support for seniors...

International Women's Day

Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright issued the following statement on International Women's Day:"As we celebrate women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements on International Women's Day 2021, it's time to reaffirm our commitment...

Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright Issued the Following Statement in Response to the Allegations against Governor Cuomo:

Coronavirus COVID-19 Special Report Friday, February 26, 2021

Seawright Bill to Cut Emergency Response Time to Help Victims of Crimes in Progress

Manhattan Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright today unveiled legislation that would require wireless phone companies to immediately respond to law enforcement requests for location information from crime victims who are in jeopardy of death or serious physical...

Coronavirus COVID-19 Special Report: Friday, January 22, 2021

Seawright Appointed Member of New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright's appointment to the powerful Ways and Means Committee.The committee plays a pivotal role in the annual New York State budget process. The committee also...

Seawright Appointed Chair of New York State Assembly Task Force on Women's Issues

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today appointed Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, a longtime advocate for women’s rights, to chair the New York State Assembly Task Force on Women’s Issues.Seawright is the prime sponsor in the...

DECEMBER 29, 2020: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Special Report

Seawright Votes to Pass Legislation to Keep New Yorkers in Their Homes

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright announced today the passage of state legislation she co-sponsored that extends and expands protections for renters and small landlords facing financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Seawright said the COVID-19...

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright Awards $500,000 to Local PS290 Manhattan New School

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright today presented a New York State Assembly grant in the amount of $500,000 for technology upgrades and renovations
Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright today presented a New York State Assembly grant in the amount of $500,000 for technology upgrades and renovations. Working with Principal Doreen Esposito, Seawright allocated funding for the needs of the Manhattan New...

Seawright Seeks Tougher Hate Crime Laws, Anti-Hate Training

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright is calling for stricter state hate crime laws that would enhance prosecutions and require judges to order special "anti-hate" training for every person convicted of a hate crime.The Seawright proposal would plug...

Seawright Backs UFT's Safety First Plan for New York City Schools

Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright is urging City Hall to adopt a comprehensive COVID-19 testing program and other public health precautions to ensure the health and safety of the children, their families, teachers, and staff before schools open September...