Press Releases

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...

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Special Report: August 7, 2020

July 31, 2020 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Special Report

Seawright's Virtual Town Hall Tuesday on Combating Anti-Semitism

Seawright Hosts Virtual Town Hall Tuesday: Combating Anti-Semitism

The distinguished panel included JCRC-NY President Cheryl Fishbein, Executive Director of the NY Board of Rabbi's, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Jewish insider's Managing Editor and former Campus Director for the Simon Wiesenthal Center Melissa Weiss,...

July 17, 2020: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Special Report

Roosevelt Island Community Forum

We held our July 14 Virtual Town Hall Tuesday as a Roosevelt Island community forum with Shelton Haynes, Acting President and CEO of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC). Next week we discuss New Yorkers with Special Needs.Watch the town...

Re-Opening Our Neighborhood Town Hall Part 2

This week’s Virtual Town Hall Tuesday was with the New York State Department of Financial Services, New York City Transit, and the IRS Office of the Taxpayer Advocate. On Tuesday, July 14, the Virtual Town Hall will be a Roosevelt Island community...

July 2, 2020: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Special Report

June 30, 2020: Virtual Town Hall Tuesday On "Re-Opening Our Neighborhood"

We held our June 30 Virtual Town Hall Tuesday on “Re-Opening Our Neighborhood” and were joined by the Honorable Pete Grannis, First Deputy State Comptroller, Chairwoman of Manhattan Community Board 8 Alida Camp, President of the Manhattan Chamber...

June 26, 2020: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Special Report

June 18, 2020: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Special Report

June 16, 2020: Virtual Town Hall Tuesday

We held our June 16 Virtual Town Hall Tuesday on LGBTQ+ Activism and Advocacy and were joined by Judith Kasen-Windsor, Public Speaker, LGBTQ+ Activist and Advocate; Melissa Sklarz, Senior Government Relations Strategist for SAGE services and advocacy...